For some of Florida’s most incredible pier and surf fishing opportunities, nothing beats Anna Maria Island where you’ll have several locations to catch some of the most popular and coveted game fish in Florida. Anna Maria Island fishing
Top fishing locations on the island the multiple historic piers, public beaches, rock jetties, public docks, private docks at Anna Maria Island waterfront rentals, and several other bay and Gulf access points.
Below are a few tips to help you get started and to guarantee the fishing adventure of a lifetime on this beautiful island:
Tip #1 – Get your fishing license ahead of time
All of those in your group who are 16 years or older will need a local license to fish, even if you don’t plan on taking anything. You can easily obtain it for a small fee online.
Separate permits are required to take spiny lobsters, tarpon or snook.
Tip #2 – Rent your equipment to avoid having to bring it
You can rent everything you need to fish on Anna Maria Island so that you won’t need to lug around your own equipment, which can be a major advantage if you’re flying in.
To fish at the piers, you can rent rods and purchase bait from the City Pier or Rod and Reel pier for low rates, along with everything else that you’ll need to fish there.