Fishing on Anna Maria Island

Fishing on Anna Maria Island is always a popular activity. Recreational, sport and commercial fishing all take place around island waterways bringing a positive economic impact. There are plenty of charter boats for hire, and access to several different types of waterways. Mix that with perfect year round weather and you’ve found an anglers dream!

Fishing on Anna Maria Island

Provided below is a bevy of resources to make your Anna Maria Island excursion on the water one to remember. We have charters, places to fish, information about seasons, fishing reports from local captains, and everything you need to know about fishing while on Anna Maria Island.


Anna Maria Island has no shortage of boats for hire. There are dozens of local licensed Captains and boats outfitted for a day of fishing on briny waters. Here is a list of 7 Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters.

Places to Fish

There are several places for fishing on Anna Maria Island with the piers being the most popular for onshore catches. You’ll find several bodies of water located around the island. The Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay are some great options along with the nearby Manatee River. Some folks like to fish off the beach, or the shallow grassy salt flats of the bay. The More adventurous will head into deeper gulf waters.


Check out what locals are saying weekly with up to date fishing reports! While the island has great fishing all the time, these will help you better understand what’s biting through the year. From Sport fish like Tarpon to tasty inshore fish like Flounder, these reports have it all!

fishing on Anna Maria Island

Whether you live on Anna Maria Island all year, or just seasonally, you can always be sure the fishing will be hot.


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