Where can I fish on Anna Maria Island?

You can always fish from any of the public beaches, beach access points, rock jetties, or public docks throughout the island. The beaches and rocks throughout the north side of Anna Maria Island are a favorite spot for local fishermen as they are often less crowded than the piers.

Is Anna Maria Island good for fishing?

Nestled just off the Gulf coast of central Florida in Manatee county, Anna Maria Island is an amazing fishing destination for both sport, commercial or recreational fishing. The Island is situated near many different fishing environments.

Do you need a fishing license on Anna Maria Island?

If you are going to go fishing in the waters off Anna Maria Island you MUST purchase a fishing license and you have to obey the fishing regulations. Separate permits are required to take spiny lobsters, tarpon or snook.

What fish are biting in Anna Maria Island?

Snook and Tarpon While Redfish and Spotted Seatrout are the mainstays of the fishing scene in Anna Maria Island, these next two are the stars.

What sharks are in Anna Maria Island?

—Sharks – Many different species of sharks inhabit the local waters around Anna Maria, but the main species are black tip, black nose, spinner, lemon, bull, hammerhead, and bonnet head.

What size fish can I take home?

The daily bag and possession limit is 5 fish, with a minimum size limit of 12 inches total length.

Can you fish at Holmes Beach?

Dolphins also frequent these coastal shores. Fishing enthusiasts can circle the fringes of these two landmark preserves for some shallow fishing. Redfish, Mackerel, Black Drum, and Snook are readily found in the area.

Where to go fishing on Anna Maria Island?

For Anna Maria Island Fishing, this seems to be a good spot and not overly crowded. The times I was recently there, for purposes other than fishing, there were few fishermen crowding the pier, giving you a lot of room to move. Location: 200 Bridge Street, Bradenton beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida.

How big is the pier on Anna Maria Island?

Anna Maria Island Pier Fishing For a town so small, the fact that there are two fishing piers on offer is nothing short of impressive. The City Pier stretches 700 feet out into the bay, while the Rod and Reel Pier – just a few hundred yards away – is half that size.

Who is the captain of Anna Maria Island?

Captain Josh is a Florida native, and full time professional fishing guide with over 20 years experience. He has guided from Tampa Bay to Key West, but is based out of the beautiful waters of Anna Maria Island, in Southwest Florida.

How big is Anna Maria Island in Tampa?

Sticking out into the mouth of the Tampa Bay, Anna Maria Island just screams “fishing destination!” Its 7-mile stretch of white, sandy beaches contrasts stunningly with crystal clear blue waters on all sides. In recent years, this barrier island has become a real tourist hotspot, and there’s no wonder why!