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Shark Fishing Anna Maria Island

Sharks have fascinated me my entire life. In fact, before moving to Anna Maria Island, I remember as a kid being terrified of taking a bath

Fishing Report // April 10, 2017 // Anna Maria Island Fishing

Fishing this week was lights out. Father and son O'Maley crushed it, catching several bruiser trout and jacks with plenty of opportunities for redfish as well. With an abundant amount of baitfish on the flats, our go to live bait has been shiners fished either with or without a cork (a cork is recommended when those winds pick up and clients have a tough time casting or they are having some trouble feeling the hits). As far as artificial lures go, spoons and plastic baits on jigheads have been the ticket--just make sure to keep them clear of weeds! Fly selection is nothing fancy: a chartreuse and white clouser minnow stripped quickly under some mangroves on high tides or over the potholes on

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report // April 1, 2017

If I posted a picture of every fish we caught this day, I would need a larger server. It was absolutely on-fire--quite possibly one of the best days fishing I've ever been a part of, as far as numbers are concerned. The trout were on the end of our lines more often than not, and the snook were holed up in along the mangroves making them easy targets. That and they were all eager to eat and hungry. And the best part? It's only going to get better as we move further into spring! Get out there and wet a line! Live bait: shiners on size 4 hooks, using 20lb flourocarbon Artificial bait: spoons, jigs, and plastics (I like the Gulp! New Penny shrimp) Flies: Chartreuse and white or olive and white s

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