Last Updated on March 22, 2023 by Eric Bonneman

Are you looking for an unforgettable fishing experience on Anna Maria Island? Look no further than Captain Nate. With years of experience fishing the waters of Anna Maria Island, Captain Nate knows all the best spots to catch various game fish, including redfish, snook, trout, and the coveted tarpon.

Inshore Fishing: Explore the Island’s Best Fishing Spots

Anna Maria Island’s inshore fishery is one of the best in the world, thanks to its vast network of mangrove trees and oyster bars that provide shelter and food for game fish. Captain Nate offers inshore fishing charters that take you to the best spots for catching redfish, snook, and trout. Fishing is typically done in water less than 3 feet deep, just minutes from the boat ramp, making for an exciting and convenient fishing experience.

The waters around Anna Maria Island are relatively shallow, which makes them warmer than offshore waters. And the island’s location – nestled between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico – means that anglers can enjoy year-round inshore fishing.

a picture of Charter Fishing Anna Maria Island [2023] with Captain Nate

Tarpon Fishing: A Bucket List Experience

If you’re looking for a genuinely one-of-a-kind fishing experience, look no further than tarpon fishing with Captain Nate. From late April through the end of July, thousands of tarpon migrate to Anna Maria Island and surrounding areas. These fish can reach over 200 lbs and are an unforgettable catch for any angler. With years of experience and deep knowledge of these fish and their behaviors, Captain Nate is the perfect guide for anyone looking to catch a tarpon.

Tarpon are a type of fish that can grow upwards of seven feet in length, and they’re known for putting up quite a fight when they’re hooked. The best time to go tarpon fishing is from May through September, as that’s when the fish are most active. There are a number of different techniques that can be used to catch tarpon, but one of the most popular is live bait fishing. This involves using live baitfish to lure the tarpon in, and then firing off a well-placed shot when they take the bait.

So, what makes tarpon fishing on Anna Maria Island so special? First of all, the tarpon here grow to massive sizes, with fish up to 200 pounds not being uncommon. Secondly, the waters around the island are teeming with baitfish, meaning that there’s always plenty of food for the tarpon. Finally, the weather conditions on Anna Maria Island are perfect for tarpon fishing, with warm water and light winds making it possible to fish year-round.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable tarpon fishing experience, then you need to head to Anna Maria Island. Its large tarpon, plentiful baitfish, and ideal weather conditions make it the perfect place to hook into a monster fish.

Family-Focused Fishing Charters: Share the Joy of Fishing with Your Loved Ones

Captain Nate knows that some of the best fishing experiences are the ones that you share with your family. That’s why he offers family-friendly fishing charters that are safe, enjoyable, and educational for anglers of all ages. With no cursing, drinking, or smoking on the boat, you can rest assured that your family will have a positive and memorable fishing experience.

a picture of Charter Fishing Anna Maria Island [2023] with Captain Nate

Local Pickups: Convenient Access to Nearby Fisheries

While Anna Maria Island offers some of the best fishing in the world, Captain Nate also offers pickups in Bradenton and Sarasota, providing convenient access to neighboring fisheries with their unique fishing opportunities. Whether you’re a novice angler or a seasoned pro, Captain Nate’s local pickups make it easy to explore the best fishing spots in the area.

Fish With Us!

With Captain Nate’s Fishing Charters, you will surely enjoy an unforgettable fishing experience on Anna Maria Island. Captain Nate is a highly experienced guide who knows the local fishery inside and out. He has all the proper knowledge to take you to the best fishing spots and make your time on the island memorable.

Our Near Shore trips take you just offshore where you can fish for a variety of species, including snapper, grouper, and mackerel. If you’re looking for even more action, our Inshore trips take you into the backcountry where you can fish for tarpon, redfish, and trout. You’re guaranteed to enjoy amazing fishing action no matter your trip.

Anna Maria Island is one of the most beautiful places in Florida and offers everything a fisherman could want.

Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, Captain Nate’s guidance will surely allow you to explore some of Anna Maria Island’s finest fishing spots and create long-lasting memories with family and friends. So book your charter today with Captain Nate and experience the thrill of fishing!