Anna Maria Island is located at the mouth of Tampa Bay and the Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve, to the west of Bradenton and south of Sarasota Bay, all great fishing areas. Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters can take you for inshore, Bay, nearshore, and offshore fishing. The fisheries around the island are some of the best in the country and are teeming with a wide variety of fish just waiting for your hook.
Inshore there are many possible Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters. There are many shallows, mangroves, flats, oyster bars, barrier islands and other backcountry areas where large Redfish, Snook, Sea Trout, Tarpon and Sharks call home. There is the Manatee River and several Bays like Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Palma Sola Bay, Bimini Bay and Terra Ceia Bay for you to choose from. Here you can find a plethora of fish, from Snapper and Grouper to Sheepshead and Cobia, and lots of Sharks.
Tampa Bay is quickly becoming a Tarpon hotspot, so Anna Maria Island is a great place to head to the Bay to try your luck landing one of the Silver Kings. Your Anna Maria Island Fishing Charter will put you on the fish, and then all you have to do is fight for your life and reel one in.
Nearshore, the action is hot. Nearshore is 9 miles or less off the coast, and many fish can be had in the reefs, wrecks and other structures. Your Anna Maria Island Fishing Charter captains are local and experienced in all the areas where the fish are. You can target Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish, Kingfish, Bonita, Mackerel, Cobia and Tripletail. These charters also offer incredible Shark fishing excursions for the real adventurous.
The fishing off the coast is incredible, with many trophy fish cruising the waters of the deep blue. It takes a while to get to the fish, so a full-day or extended-day charter aboard your Anna Maria Island Fishing Charter will be needed. But the rewards are worth the wait. Here you will pull in large-sized Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and Amberjack, and sometimes in the year, there is a strong Marlin and other billfish bites.
Anna Maria Island has some amazing fishing grounds surrounding the island. You can take a half day, ¾ day, full day and extended or overnight charters. The island has many marinas where you can find a professional Anna Maria Island Fishing Charter. They will take you out on the water for an inshore, nearshore or offshore adventure you will remember for a lifetime.