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June Fishing Anna Maria Island Update and Report

This June Fishing Anna Maria Island Update and Report features some pretty amazing species. Tarpon have been on every anglers mind lately. From what we hear they have been biting like crazy along the beaches of Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island.  Try using crab for bait. When you hook into a tarpon be ready for a fight.  We have been hearing of battles that have lasted up to an hour and a half.

Inshore June Fishing Has Been Great!

Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island has been excellent, producing big numbers of trout.  The reports have been coming in about lots of catch and release Snook and gag grouper.  

Cobia have been lurking under the piers and bridges feeding on pinfish.  Catch Redfish with the outgoing tides in the afternoon. Mullet are patrolling the flats.

Offshore red snapper are being caught in about 120 feet of water. Mangrove snapper have been biting in 60-80 feet of water.  Try using live shiners or live shrimp. A chum block is a great way to bring the snapper closer to the boat and get them in the mood to start biting.

Fishing Report The Things that Locals Know!

Fishing The Gulf of Mexico Near Anna Maria Island Florida

Fishing the Gulf of Mexico near Anna Maria Island has been great this year.  Gags are still in close, inside state water in the 4 to 7 mile range.  Target hard bottom and ledges.

The water has warmed up, the bait is thick and the Kingfish are here in full force.  Snapper and Amberjack are plentiful on your wrecks and springs.

WHAT’S BITING? Fishing The Gulf of Mexico

These day trips are averaging 150 Grey Snapper, a few Porgies, Sea Bass, little Red Groupers (for catch & release),  King fish, Spotty, and a  couple of Reef Sharks.

Lots of Spanish Mackerel are around the Anna Maria City Pier.  Bring some Squid Spoons, Crappie Jigs, or cast net White Baits off  the pier and  grab some Shiners.

Free line Sabiki Rigs on the edge of the schools of bait to catch bigger feeders.

Looking for more information on fishing check in with one of our Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental Specialist?  We have canal front homes where you can store your boat and access the waterways on your own.  We will have an updated fishing report each moth from Captain Gary of the Cortez Kat.