Anna Maria Island Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Anna Maria Island Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island: 11 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Holmes Beach
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(4 reviews)
Bradenton Beach
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trips from $699
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(3 reviews)
Holmes Beach
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(102 reviews)
Holmes Beach
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Deep Sea Fishing in Anna Maria Island

Although the deep sea fishing Anna Maria Island has to offer may not be the best in the world, local fishing charters have landed impressive catches in the past. The key is to be patient here - to do proper deep sea fishing you will need to head 60 miles offshore. It’s a stretch all right, but can turn into a real blast.

Fishing charters in Anna Maria Island that offer deep sea trips are kind of lone wolves. You can’t really blame the rest of the pack for staying inshore - after all, the rich flats and mangrove cuts are a real treasure stove. Still, the idea of landing big Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi, and huge bottom-dwellers is nothing short of spectacular, especially when you come back with a catch to support your bragging rights.

What to target

The Gulf fisheries offer superb Snapper and Grouper fishing for anglers willing to travel the distance. If you want to get the most out of your trip, it’s safest to go on a multi-day trip or an extended day charter. This way, you’ll be near the hot spots when the bite’s at its best. These trips run anywhere from 16 to 50+ hours. But forget the conventional wisdom when boarding one of these charters - you will be targeting species that are not mainstream.

In the waters 150-450 feet deep you could be getting Snowy Grouper, Warsaw Grouper, Yellowedge, and Scamp Grouper, as well as Calico and Coral Grouper. Plus, there is a good stock of Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, and some nice Amberjack near the popular spot called the Elbow that lies 80 miles from the coast. Here you can also pull out Mango Snapper, as well as Gag and Red Grouper.

How to get the fish?

The most popular method when you head out to do deep sea fishing around these waters is chumming during the night, then switching to live bait during the day. And since you’ll be sleeping aboard you will have a good start and good chances to pull the fish out before they manage to escape. Most of the time, the crew supplies all the long rods and heavy tackle you’ll need. If you’re targeting pelagics, then trolling with live bait is the most effective method to get Tuna, Wahoo, and other apex predators.

Need to know

As these deep sea fishing trips will see you heading out almost 100 miles offshore, you should have in mind that these trips are suitable for anglers with some experience. The currents can make it difficult for novice anglers to make the most out of their trip and it’s a feat in itself to get there, let alone pull such strong fish from the bottom. We’re looking at you, Amberjack. As a rule of thumb, most of these trips include meals, beverages, and all the fishing gear, as well as licenses. You should pack sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and sea sickness medication, just in case.

Anna Maria Island
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 26,549 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Anna Maria Island

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
Go in the summer months when there is a better chance of calm seas and bigger variety of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go in the summer months when there is a better chance of calm seas and bigger variety of fish
Bill  P.
Bill P. Doylestown, Pennsylvania
With the right captain and right bait, fishing in Bradenton Beach offshore can be a lot more like catching than fishing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
With the right captain and right bait, fishing in Bradenton Beach offshore can be a lot more like catching than fishing.
Craig  R.
Craig R. Pembroke Pines, FL
Hire a charter to learn where to fish and what type of fish you can expect to catch. If you expectations are realistic then you will be happy with the results!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a charter to learn where to fish and what type of fish you can expect to catch. If you expectations are realistic then you will be happy with the results!
David  V.
David V. Orlando, FL
Just remember the Capt is trying his hardest to help you catch fish and have a good time, remember it’s called fishing not catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just remember the Capt is trying his hardest to help you catch fish and have a good time, remember it’s called fishing not catching.
Thomas  H.
Thomas H. Waxahachie, TX
If you can, charter a boat and captain: it is intense excitement and you can catch many fish in a compact period of time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you can, charter a boat and captain: it is intense excitement and you can catch many fish in a compact period of time.
Sean  M.
Sean M. Bradenton, FL
If you use this capt you will not need anything but snacks he takes care of everything.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you use this capt you will not need anything but snacks he takes care of everything.
Robert  L.
Robert L. United States

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Anna Maria Island