Fishing Reports

October Fishing

The fishing has been red hot this whole month. Inshore and near shore quality fish are being landed. Fall fishing is in full swing and as we approach our first significant cold front of the season, coming in just a few days, the fishing will get even better! The snook and redfish have been along many of the mangrove shorelines in the Anna Maria Island area as well as Terra Ceia bay and Joe Bay to the north. We have also seen trout moving into shallow water latley. This next couple months will be a great time to land a large "Gator" trout in very skinny water. Being out early in the morning at your fishing spot is one of the keys to landing a gator trout in shallow water. Redfish have been around mixed in with snook which seem to be just about everywhere.

On a 4 hour charter on Friday we landed 9 different species on fish including snook, trout, redfish, ladyfish, jacks, bluefish, small groupers and more! I have not been out in the gulf lately due to high winds but I have heard of kingfish being caught within 10 miles of shore pretty regularly, and now that the traps are back out in the gulf the tripletail are being targeted again with small fish being landed last week. Larger tripletail will be on the trap buoys soon enough.

If you are looking for a fishing charter in the Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, or Sarasota area give me a call at 813-220-8725. Tight lines. Capt Taylor.