Anna Maria Island Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Anna Maria Island Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Anna Maria Island

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
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What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Anna Maria Island

Being our first time saltwater fishing I don’t have any recommendations.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Being our first time saltwater fishing I don’t have any recommendations.
AMI Charter Fishing – Fish Guaranteed!
AMI Charter Fishing – Fish Guaranteed!
First timers, I would definitely recommend you research the captains and vessels before making a decision on who to book with while in Bradenton. I did and it led me to Capt. Louis. He's knowledgeable, friendly and will work with even the most novice of anglers to guarantee a memorable experience. But above all, have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First timers, I would definitely recommend you research the captains and vessels before making a decision on who to book with while in Bradenton. I did and it led me to Capt. Louis. He's knowledgeable, friendly and will work with even the most novice of anglers to guarantee a memorable experience. But above all, have fun!
Island Boat Tours & Adventures
Island Boat Tours & Adventures
Great place to get some action. Captain Doug will keep the children interested and busy catching fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great place to get some action. Captain Doug will keep the children interested and busy catching fish
Jewel Of The Bay Charters
Jewel Of The Bay Charters
Captain Louis went out of his way to provide a high quality tailored fishing trip, he taught us how to fish and took us to several hot spots. My son caught so many fish he lost count. Smiles all around for the adventure. We all loved it. We would book with him in the future.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Louis went out of his way to provide a high quality tailored fishing trip, he taught us how to fish and took us to several hot spots. My son caught so many fish he lost count. Smiles all around for the adventure. We all loved it. We would book with him in the future.
Island Boat Tours & Adventures
Island Boat Tours & Adventures
It’s all weather dependent. Of course, with a knowledgeable captain, a good boat and equipment, your chances of success go up. Just remember, it’s called fishing, not catching for a reason. Good Luck!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s all weather dependent. Of course, with a knowledgeable captain, a good boat and equipment, your chances of success go up. Just remember, it’s called fishing, not catching for a reason. Good Luck!
Charter Fish Bradenton
Charter Fish Bradenton
Weather didn’t fully cooperate, but the captain made it a great experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather didn’t fully cooperate, but the captain made it a great experience!
Jewel Of The Bay Charters
Jewel Of The Bay Charters
Bring a wet proof wind breaker , and old towel for wiping your hands. A good attitude b/c you will lose some fish and share the boat and the captain services with others. Sunscreen for epiderma protection is a must!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Bring a wet proof wind breaker , and old towel for wiping your hands. A good attitude b/c you will lose some fish and share the boat and the captain services with others. Sunscreen for epiderma protection is a must!
Ami Excursions
Ami Excursions
Great beginning charter for those looking for fun family experience. May be a bit of a rough ride for small ones and elderly.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Great beginning charter for those looking for fun family experience. May be a bit of a rough ride for small ones and elderly.
Anna Maria Charter Fishing
Anna Maria Charter Fishing
It was a little windy, but our captain or captain knew places to avoid that. So it didn’t hinder us one bit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a little windy, but our captain or captain knew places to avoid that. So it didn’t hinder us one bit
AMI Charter Fishing – Fish Guaranteed!
AMI Charter Fishing – Fish Guaranteed!
Spend a day with Captain Scott and he will make sure you find and catch plenty of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spend a day with Captain Scott and he will make sure you find and catch plenty of fish!
She’s Way Out There Charters
She’s Way Out There Charters
It depends on the day, it’s colder climate so dress accordingly. Sometimes it’s rainy, and the day we went the water was super choppy. However, that’s the luck of the draw.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It depends on the day, it’s colder climate so dress accordingly. Sometimes it’s rainy, and the day we went the water was super choppy. However, that’s the luck of the draw.
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters
The recent cold spell dampened the fishing a little, but we still had a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The recent cold spell dampened the fishing a little, but we still had a great time.
Reel Fun Charter
Reel Fun Charter
I would absolutely recommend this trip to first timers. Captain Zac and his First Mate taught us how to do everything but also worked hard to just make sure we were having fun the entire time. They baited the rods, they took the fish off the hooks as needed. This made it fun for everyone because even my youngest (8 years old) was helped so big brothers and daddy could just enjoy the fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would absolutely recommend this trip to first timers. Captain Zac and his First Mate taught us how to do everything but also worked hard to just make sure we were having fun the entire time. They baited the rods, they took the fish off the hooks as needed. This made it fun for everyone because even my youngest (8 years old) was helped so big brothers and daddy could just enjoy the fishing!
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters
If you have children on the trip, bottom fishing for snapper and grouper ( in season) is the way to go, especially if kids are new to fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have children on the trip, bottom fishing for snapper and grouper ( in season) is the way to go, especially if kids are new to fishing.
Skyway Sportfishing
Skyway Sportfishing
Enjoy the trip. Trust your captain to find and put you on fish. He knows the area well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy the trip. Trust your captain to find and put you on fish. He knows the area well.
Jewel Of The Bay Charters
Jewel Of The Bay Charters
Look no farther than Niche Too fishing. Top notch guys and best time ever.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look no farther than Niche Too fishing. Top notch guys and best time ever.
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters
Chase the Blue's captain has great personality. I'm a seasoned fisherman and can see he would be a great mentor for first timers too.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Chase the Blue's captain has great personality. I'm a seasoned fisherman and can see he would be a great mentor for first timers too.
Chase The Blue Charters
Chase The Blue Charters
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.
Ami Excursions
Ami Excursions 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..
Best Coast Fishing Charter – Epic
Best Coast Fishing Charter – Epic 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.
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters Chariton, Iowa

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Anna Maria Island