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Hello from Anna Maria Island. Spring fishing Started off great then we had a few fronts to deal with, but we manned up fished through all of them and still had great fishing. Despite recovering water temperatures the fishing remains strong. Yesterday I cleaned fish for an hour we had a limit of flounder, a limit of redfish, several trout, and a few mackerel for 4 guys. We hammered the fish. Today we started off offshore and caught grouper, snapper, flounder and false albacore. Then we came inside for the second half of the day and destroyed the snook. We caught better than 30 in two hour the largest about 34 inches.
The inshore fishing for Redfish has been very good. I have had them chummed up a few days this week where it was as fast you could get a line in the water. Most all of the reds have been between 22 and 27 inches.
The trout fishing has been much the same. We destroyed the trout this past week. On my better days we had trouble catching fish under 22 inches and the biggest where just shy of 27 inches. One couple on my boat both landed trout over 26 inches those are really nice trout. I swear 2 days about we had a trout on that was over 30 inches it would have been the biggest trout I have caught in years. The trout fishing definitely has a bright future.
The snook fishing lagged a bit on these strong cold fronts, but it only took on hot day to spur the action. The snook fishing should be very good from here on out. When I left the flats today the water temperature was almost 73 degrees in 3 feet of water.
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The offshore fishing has been good as well. The grouper fishing will be awesome when they open the season. We have been catching a lot of nice gag between 26 and 30 inches and plenty of nice keeper size reds as well.
The flounder fishing has been tremendous. Itís all you want getting a limit has been a walk in the park which in nice when the grouper are out of season.
We have also been picking some mackerel and hard fighting false albacore. I also just got a report that the kings where biting today which is really exciting news. Hopefully we will see some permit soon too.
Well I hope you enjoyed my report. I still have a few peak tarpon dates available if anyone is interested in doing battle. See you on the water. Capt Matt
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