When you are looking for inshore fishing action in the Anna Maria Island area, you need look no further. Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide Capt. Jim is a native-born angler who has put his 20 years of knowledge and skills on the local waters to work, making him the choice for sport fishing anglers from all over the world, fishing television producers, sports stars, and celebrities seeking saltwater thrills. More about Capt. Jim
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charter
Anna Maria Island offers some great fishing. One of the main reasons to choose our Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide services for your next fishing adventure is the lack of fishing pressure when compared to its northern fishery cousin in Tampa Bay. Situated in between Sarasota Bay and Tampa Bay, the fishery experiences the best of both worlds. An awesome place to do backcountry flats fishing or to work just behind the surf oceanside.
One of the greatest features for anglers is the extensive grass flat areas that span between multiple untouched mangrove islands and deeper boating channels. This diversity in geography coupled with location make this area a top spot to fish in. Home also to some of the best fly fishing in the SW Florida area. It offers great sight fishing opportunities, as well as a scenic look into old Florida with a touch of modern appeal.
Capt. Jim Lemke has been featured in many worldwide television shows like ESPN2 Inshore Angler and Urban Angler along with many local shows like Hooked on Fishing with Capt. Bill Miller, The Average Angler and the 47 Fish Finder with many more.
Why not create your own Anna Maria Island Fishing memories and reserve a charter today! BOOK NOW
Anna Maria Island Inshore Fishing Guide
Anna Maria Island is part of one of the largest saltwater estuaries in the world and it is home to some of the most exciting inshore fishing on the planet. Redfish, trout, snook, tarpon, snook, sheepshead, cobia, several species of sharks and many other types of fish call Anna Maria Island their home. Our primary targets while fishing the flats of Anna Maria Island are Redfish, Snook and Sea trout and they can be caught in a variety of ways. They can be targeted with live bait, artificial lures, by fly fishing. Learn More – Inshore Fishing Charters
Anna Maria Island Tarpon Fishing Guide
This is by far the single most exciting thing you can do on the water! Warm weather, crystal clear water, and big game fish! Imagine cruising along the beach at sunrise looking for powerful fish that weigh up to 200lbs. Once we’ve spotted them, we move in quietly to present a bait, a 100lb fish eats it and leaps into the air! You hold onto the rod for dear life as the Silver King hits the water and attempts to rip 300 yards of line off of the real at a breakneck pace.
Tarpon invade Anna Maria Island by the 10’s of thousands during the months of May, June, and July. Anna Maria Island is home to one of the largest Tarpon migrations in the world as they come here to gorge themselves in preparation for spawning. We take advantage of this opportunity every summer as we chase the mighty tarpon. Learn More – Tarpon Fishing Charters
Anna Maria Island Fly Fishing Guide
If you like flinging flies, you’ve come to the right place! Capt. Jim has been running Anna Maria Island fly fishing charters for 20+ years. Fly fishing has always been a passion for Jim and he loves sharing his experiences and expertise with both avid and novice fly anglers alike.
Capt. Jim has a dedicated fly fishing boat and it’s a good one. It’s a Maverick HPX and it’s specifically designed for poling anglers around on the shallowest flats possible. Fly anglers will find themselves right at home with the roomy front deck designed to give you an unmatched platform for presenting a fly. Learn More – Fly Fishing Charters