Ready for a trip out on the waters off of Anna Maria Island? Because I know I am.
This list of local fishing charters should help you get an idea of how many options there are to choose from, and which one suits what you’re looking for in a fishing trip:
Southernaire Fishing Charters
Captain: Danny Stasny
Phone: (941) 744-7413
Specializes in: Live-bait backwater and near shore fishing
Boat Type: 23 foot C-Hawk Tower Boat powered by a quiet 200 hp Yamaha 4 stroke motor
Captain Matt Fishing Charters
Captain: Matt Ercoli
Phone: (941) 447-9888
Specializes in: Inshore fishing, offshore fishing, tarpon fishing, and Tampa Bay fly fishing
Boat Type: 24ft. custom Sheaffer with new 225 Suzuki four stoke
Anna Maria Charters
Captain: David White
Specializes in: Inshore spinning & fly fishing, tarpon trips on spinning gear or fly, inshore & nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing.
Types of Boats:
. 18′ BVT (Beavertail Skiff), powered by 115hp Mercury 4 stroke. Used for shallow water applications inshore and fly fishing.
. 23’ AQUASPORT powered by 225 hp Yamaha Outboard. Used for inshore and near-shore fishing.
. 24′ ROBIN powered by 300hp 4 stroke. Used for near shore water applications and used up to 9 miles offshore (popular for tarpon fishing).
. 30’ Cobia. Used for offshore fishing.
Back Country Sport Fishing
Captain: Todd Romine
Phone: (941) 920-5049
Captain Logan Bystrom
Boat Type: 25′ Dorado Fishing Boat
Captain Josh Fishing Charters
Captain: John Peurifoy
Phone: (941) 447-6345
Specializes in: Inshore fishing, offshore fishing, fly fishing, and fun runs
Phone: (941) 348-2035
Specializes in: Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, night fly fishing, family tours, sunset cruises, and fun runs
Reel Cortez Charters
Specializes in: Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing
Boat Type: 32′ Luhrs Open
Anna Maria Inshore Fishing
Captain: Kyle Taylor
Phone: (941) 345-7182
Specializes in: Inshore fishing
Boat Type: 2016 custom built 24ft T-Craft
Captain: Jason Wightman
Phone: (941) 759-3745
Specializes in: Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and tarpon fishing
Boat Type: 2310 Action Craft Coastal Bay
Captain: Lance Plowman
Phone: (941) 795-6969
Specializes in: Deep sea fishing
Boat: 62’ US Coast Guard Inspected fishing vessel.