Anna Maria Island

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Anna Maria Island: 49 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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Holmes Beach
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Holmes Beach
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trips from $500
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4.7 / 5
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trips from $350
Excellent
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4.9 / 5
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Bradenton Beach
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Cortez
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4.8 / 5
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Holmes Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Anna Maria Island

According to customer reviews, Ami Excursions, Charter Fish Bradenton, and She’s Way Out There Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Anna Maria Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Anna Maria Island.

The average price for a private 4 hour Anna Maria Island fishing trip is $586, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $953 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Ami Excursions, Charter Fish Bradenton, and She’s Way Out There Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Anna Maria Island.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Mangrove Snapper, and Redfish. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

With great access to some of the most prolific waters in Florida, this stunning barrier island owes its fishing reputation to its convenient location. The Gulf of Mexico to the west, Anna Maria Sound to the east, and Tampa Bay to the north – you’ll be in prime position for some spectacular angling! Hop aboard one of the numerous Anna Maria fishing charters and check it out for yourself.

While it’s a beautiful summer resort, there’s another reason tourists flock to this lively island. It’s one of the top inshore fisheries in the country, where you can go after Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Trout, Pompano, and Mangrove Snapper. If you decide to sample the deep offshore waters, you’re in for a treat, with Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Marlin, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi all in the cards.

Depending on what you’re looking for, there’s a variety of trips you can choose from. If you’re new to the area, you might want to start with the shallow waters, in which case a half day trip is a great choice. If you’re a more experienced angler, consider booking a full day trip to explore the deep waters of the Gulf, or an extended full day trip if you’re looking for a real adrenaline rush.

This is an island after all, so there’s water all around. This means one thing – there are fishing charters wherever you look! Head on down to Bimini Bay or visit Holmes or Bradenton Beach for an even wider variety of charters. One thing’s for certain, you’ll find the perfect one for you!

Rules & Regulations

If you’re heading out on your own, you’ll need to buy a Florida fishing license. However, If you’re fishing aboard a charter, your fishing license will be covered by the captain. Heading out with a reputable captain is the best way to make sure you’re sticking to the law.

Anna Maria Island
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27694 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Snook, Trout, and Tripletail are around in good numbers. Inshore action is warm but can turn into a super productive day on the water. You can also check out the rivers and nearby lakes.

February

Fishing is getting better. Besides Tripletail, Snook, and Trout, you can now get brutish Redfish as well as some Kingish around the bay waters. Black Drum is another option. Offshore you might get some Wahoo, but it’s tough.

March

As spring slowly approaches, there are more fish to sample. You can get Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, and Kingfish. Go trolling for Spanish Mackerel and look for Cobia. Amberjacks are around in high numbers.

April

Inshore fisheries are lit up with Trout, Flounder, some Snook, and of course, Tarpon. The action is super hot near the northern tip of the island where the Silver Kings pass. Offshore you can get Wahoo and Mahi.

May

You can enjoy great trolling offshore, catching Mahi and Wahoo. Bottom fishing can be super productive and can yield pretty impressive Amberjack. Tarpon are still abundant inshore, so it’s the right time for fly fishing.

June

More and more game fish start biting hard out there. Kingfish, Mahi, Sailfish, and some Tuna are on the run. You can also get Snapper and Grouper. It’s a perfect way to start the summer.

July

Bottom fishing is a really productive way to spend a day on the water. Check out the reefs and pull up Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, and Triggerfish. Trolling can get you Mahi, Wahoo, and Mackerel.

August

The bite is on fire, with Amberjack, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, and Wahoo all out there in the open. Whether it’s trolling or bottom fishing, you’re most likely coming home with a big catch.

September

If you’re up for some fine offshore fishing, go after King Mackerel, Amberjacks, and Wahoo. Inshore saltwater fishing is still good, but you can also try freshwater for Bass, Bream, and Crappie.

October

Wahoo make their second run of the year, as ferocious and hard-hitting as their spring streak. Inshore waters are growing rich with Redfish and Black Drum.

November

Inshore, Redfish are all over the place, followed by their cousins, Black Drum. It’s inshore fishing at its finest, with some of these creatures also requiring solid skills and almost heavy tackle. You can get some Tuna offshore.

December

It’s getting colder, but not so much for fishing. On an average day you’ll be coming back home with bags of Redfish, some Trout, Flounder, as well as Bream. If you head offshore, you can target Sailfish, Wahoo, and Tuna.

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If you are wanting to catch a variety of fish… And a few unexpected ones… Inshore/nearshore is the way to go.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are wanting to catch a variety of fish… And a few unexpected ones… Inshore/nearshore is the way to go.
Dean  P.
Dean P. Orlando, Florida
Just before it starts to get to hot to enjoy being outside an according to the captain the water temperature’s are still in the warm but not hot Category which makes fish more active an and they tend to feed better..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just before it starts to get to hot to enjoy being outside an according to the captain the water temperature’s are still in the warm but not hot Category which makes fish more active an and they tend to feed better..
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member North Port, Florida
If you're doing a near shore trip, definitely do the 6 hour trip. I'm glad we did. With the travel time to the fishing spots that were 7-10 miles out, 4 hours wouldn't have been enough.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're doing a near shore trip, definitely do the 6 hour trip. I'm glad we did. With the travel time to the fishing spots that were 7-10 miles out, 4 hours wouldn't have been enough.
Mike  C.
Mike C. Chariton, Iowa
Fishing is best in the spring but you can still find some decent areas with the right Captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is best in the spring but you can still find some decent areas with the right Captain.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Orlando, Florida
Book a guide the intracoastal waters are very wide in that area around Anna Maria and not always a lot of water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a guide the intracoastal waters are very wide in that area around Anna Maria and not always a lot of water.
Mark  W.
Mark W. Kissimmee, Florida
Bring a cooler with cold drinks and some snacks, and sunscreen. Wear layers--it's generally chilly first thing in the morning if you sign up for a charter the first half of the day, but quickly warms up. In addition, I'd highly recommend the morning charters during the summer, as afternoon storms are common.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a cooler with cold drinks and some snacks, and sunscreen. Wear layers--it's generally chilly first thing in the morning if you sign up for a charter the first half of the day, but quickly warms up. In addition, I'd highly recommend the morning charters during the summer, as afternoon storms are common.
Lindsay  K.
Lindsay K. Mahomet, IL
Book a guide. Alot of rules for running the waterways here with alot of shallow flats also.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a guide. Alot of rules for running the waterways here with alot of shallow flats also.
Sonny  G.
Sonny G. Charleston, SC
It was my first time fishing out of Bradenton. I would recommend it to everyone.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was my first time fishing out of Bradenton. I would recommend it to everyone.
James  W.
James W. Chardon, OH
Great time to get out there. The waters were calm and the fish bite constantly. Only down side of this time of year is several species are closed, so they can't be kept, including amberjack, red snapper, and gag grouper.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great time to get out there. The waters were calm and the fish bite constantly. Only down side of this time of year is several species are closed, so they can't be kept, including amberjack, red snapper, and gag grouper.
Patrick  R.
Patrick R. Lawrenceburg, KY
Captain was great. Wanted to troll for a while going out . He did everything I expected. And I've been deep sea fishing here for 15 years & he will be the captain I'll every use for all my future trips . As a matter of fact I booked him for another trip while still down here !!! 10 stars
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain was great. Wanted to troll for a while going out . He did everything I expected. And I've been deep sea fishing here for 15 years & he will be the captain I'll every use for all my future trips . As a matter of fact I booked him for another trip while still down here !!! 10 stars
Mark  S.
Mark S. Grand Rapids, MI
It was good fishing, it goes without saying though, that it will vary from season to season. It was my first time fishing in Bradenton Beach, but I will be doing again in a few months.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was good fishing, it goes without saying though, that it will vary from season to season. It was my first time fishing in Bradenton Beach, but I will be doing again in a few months.
Jerry  C.
Jerry C. Murfreesboro, TN
Be aware that the weather is in constant change. There are no guarantees that every day will be a banner fishing day. That’s why it’s called fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be aware that the weather is in constant change. There are no guarantees that every day will be a banner fishing day. That’s why it’s called fishing.
Tom  W.
Tom W. Williamsburg, VA
Wait until the water warms up March to November also check and see if the boat has a bathroom what they are going to use for bait get exactly how many miles you are going out for deep-sea fishing What fish they are going to target
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wait until the water warms up March to November also check and see if the boat has a bathroom what they are going to use for bait get exactly how many miles you are going out for deep-sea fishing What fish they are going to target
Dino  R.
Dino R. Macomb, MI
Just listen to your captain that is what they are there for. They will put you on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just listen to your captain that is what they are there for. They will put you on the fish.
Rick  O.
Rick O. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Check weather conditions and try to get a day with low wind. Our captain was awesome but the wind wouldn't let us go out very far. Even the bigger boats around us were turning back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check weather conditions and try to get a day with low wind. Our captain was awesome but the wind wouldn't let us go out very far. Even the bigger boats around us were turning back.
Kevin  R.
Kevin R. Midlothian, TX
Take sunscreen and a long sleeved shirt. Be prepared for a rough ride if you are in a smaller boat. Ours was probably about 25 feet. Was not expecting it to be so rough. Well worth it though.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take sunscreen and a long sleeved shirt. Be prepared for a rough ride if you are in a smaller boat. Ours was probably about 25 feet. Was not expecting it to be so rough. Well worth it though.
Karla  B.
Karla B. Chapel Hill, TN
Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated and don't forget the sunscreen. Weather in the summer can be unpredictable so dress accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated and don't forget the sunscreen. Weather in the summer can be unpredictable so dress accordingly.
Tim  J.
Tim J. Valrico, FL
The captain makes a big difference, and late afternoon was the best in the first week of April.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
The captain makes a big difference, and late afternoon was the best in the first week of April.
Michael  L.  H.
Michael L. H. Mooresville, IN
Be prepared for inshore fishing if the water is too rough in the gulf. Protect yourself from the sun. Get ready to catch some fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for inshore fishing if the water is too rough in the gulf. Protect yourself from the sun. Get ready to catch some fish!
Tom  B.
Tom B. Cicero, IL
Dont worry about what the weather might do - we had superb weather on 04 Jan 2019. Just live life and go for it. Go for a Captain with good reviews and have a great day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dont worry about what the weather might do - we had superb weather on 04 Jan 2019. Just live life and go for it. Go for a Captain with good reviews and have a great day.
Philip  M.
Philip M. Detroit, Michigan

Ami Excursions
Ami Excursions
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Great day with the family! Nate was very communicative and professional. Looking forward to the next trip!
Rattana  I.
Rattana I. Acworth, GA
So Salty Fishing Charters
So Salty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Anthony was a great captain! He really wanted to get us some fish to take home and much of what we were catching wasn’t something we could keep so he continued to try additional locations and ultimately kept us out longer until we got on the fish! Would highly recommend him!
Eric  P.
Eric P. Wichita, Kansas
Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes
Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
Awesome fishing experience. Alex kept us on fish and in the fun. Great day on the water.
Dennis  L.
Dennis L. Gratz, PA
Charter Fish Bradenton
Charter Fish Bradenton
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(96 reviews)
We went to so many places and caught a lot of fish! Capt. Andres was very helpful and knowledgeable and we would def do another fishing charter with him!
Shannah  M.
Shannah M. Tampa, Florida
Anna Maria island’s Aqua Delights
Anna Maria island’s Aqua Delights
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Went out with family today and had a great trip! Caught lots of Snook and Trout.
Robbie  F.
Robbie F. Frisco, TX
Anna Maria island’s Aqua Delights
Anna Maria island’s Aqua Delights
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain Mason and his vessel were great. We pulled in lots of fish and would definitely do it again and recommend to friends and family!
Ross  P.
Ross P. Dunedin, Florida
Captain Kuhn Charters
Captain Kuhn Charters
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We booked a last minute trip with Nick over Labor Day weekend after he was recommended by one of the other local captains. We had an absolute blast and caught just about every species of fish in the area! The boat and gear were perfect and Nick was very knowledgeable and safe. All of this combined made for a fantastic and relaxing day on the water. If you’re in SW Florida and looking for a great fishing trip, do not hesitate to book with Nick!
P  S.
P S. Parrish, Florida
Best Coast Fishing Charter – Epic
Best Coast Fishing Charter – Epic
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
I booked this charter for my kids and husband and I had no idea when I did it that it would be the highlight of they’re vacation. Is all they have talked about since and say they cannot wait to come back and do it again. Captain Dalton with Best Coast Fishing Charters really provided, the kind of time someone on vacation would want to have. So glad my kids got to experience catching all the different varieties of fish. Highly recommended!
Ashley  M.
Ashley M. Miami, Florida
She’s Way Out There Charters
She’s Way Out There Charters
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
Last minute trip turned into a great 4 hours of fishing. Capt. Scott is a native of the bay waters and knew exactly where to catch the fish. No wasted time riding around hunting fish with “special electronics.” Snook, Grouper, Trout, and Snapper.
JImmy  C.
JImmy C. Unionville, NC
Reel Experience Fishing Charters
Reel Experience Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
I took my kids(including teens) ocean fishing for the first time. They has SO much fun!! Captain Donny kept them engaged the entire time. We caught fish after fish. They loved it so much they wanted to go back again!!! Highly recommend this fishing trip!!
Christine  P.
Christine P.
Charter Fish Bradenton
Charter Fish Bradenton
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(96 reviews)
We had an amazing experience so captain Andres. During our half day he put us in some trout, red snapper, and snook. My husband and I were catching fish left and right!! I highly recommend using Captain Andres.
Kameron  W.
Kameron W. Clover, SC
Best Coast Fishing Charter – Epic
Best Coast Fishing Charter – Epic
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Best Coast Fishing Charters with Capt. Josh and both Captain Dalton is by far the most professional an on the ball (fish) fishing charter company I have ever been with, and will be the last. I will fish with these guys from now every time i’m in Sarasota FL. Whether it’s quality fish or quantity they’ve got you covered whether you’re a pro or an amateur again they have you covered. Don’t hesitate when choosing this Charter. He will definitely be in good hands!
Mike  H.
Mike H. North Port, Florida
Chase The Blue Charters
Chase The Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We had a great trip with Devin and Terry. Our party of six, which included a four year old and two girls that hadn’t caught a fish before, all had our lines tight throughout the trip! The gear was all clean and ready and the bait was caught the morning of. We caught tons of fish and would recommend these guys to anyone!
Ben  W.
Ben W.
Ami Excursions
Ami Excursions
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Great day with my Father and son out on the water. Perfect morning hitting Captain Nate’s go to spots. Great guy and highly recommend for anybody looking to get out in the water. I’ll be back!
Kevin  M.
Kevin M. Greenwich, CT
Captain Kuhn Charters
Captain Kuhn Charters
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
My son and I spent a great half day out with Nick. He took us to some great spots, taught us a thing or two and was great company. Nick was so great with my 9 yr old son. Definitely booking next time around!
Patrick  H.
Patrick H. Denver, Colorado
Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes
Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Hank knew the Anna Maria water well and we were able to catch trigger fish, grouper, snapper, pike and even a toad fish! Big ups! Highly recommended!
Imran  H.
Imran H. Orlando, Florida
Ami Excursions
Ami Excursions
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Nate was great start to finish. My son (5) and I loved the Bimini top on the boat to help not be in the beating sun all morning in addition to all the great gear that was onboard. Nate was also super helpful and attentive with my son and made the trip all about him and his experience. 10/10 would recommend and will come back again.
Hunter  F.
Hunter F. Lakeland, TN
Skyway Sportfishing
Skyway Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Anna Maria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Great inshore trip!!! Captain Tony had us over fish all day. Lots of grouper and snapper! He kept us fishing until every last piece of bait was gone! My boys had a blast. Thank you for a great day fishing!!
Mark  A.
Mark A. Tampa, Florida
Charter Fish Bradenton
Charter Fish Bradenton
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(96 reviews)
it was wonderful and we caught all the fish we could keep and now have lots of food! will probably book this one again
David  S.
David S. Ellicott City, MD
So Salty Fishing Charters
So Salty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton Beach
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(35 reviews)
Scheduled to go off shore but weather stopped that, Anthony communicated very early and well with us to determine if we wanted to reschedule or change plans for the day. We chose to stay inshore and had a good time learning from him about the area and fish.
Mike  C.
Mike C.