Bradenton, FL Fishing: The Top 5 Best Spots

Bradenton, FL…if you haven’t been there, you’re really missing out! The Bradenton area is home to 6 Blue-Wave certified beaches (“designed to help maintain robust, healthy, and vibrant beaches”) and some of the best fishing spots in Florida.

Because of where Bradenton sits in the south end of Tampa Bay, fishing opportunities abound. What are some of the good fishing spots in Bradenton? There are plenty!

Are you ready to explore some of the best Bradenton, FL fishing? Keep reading to learn the top fishing spots in the area.

Beautiful Bradenton, FL Fishing Spots

Before you go out, be sure to check the Bradenton FL fishing report. It gives you the weather forecast, tells you which fish are in season and posts reports from all the local fishing spots. Let’s look at the top spots in the area.

1. Palma Sola Bay

If you don’t have a boat, you can access Palma Sola Bay from the Manatee Ave. Causeway. Here you’ll find plenty of speckled trout during the winter months along with snook and redfish. The way the bay is situated, it is protected from a north wind which can make it chilly during the winter months.

2. Anna Maria Historic City Pier

This pier offers all you need in one place. There’s a fish cleaning table, picnic tables, and restrooms. Need a fishing license? You can get that here too when you purchase a fishing ticket. This makes it easy for out-of-state visitors.

3. North Sarasota Bay

Here you can sight fish in the shallow waters of Sarasota Bay. The grass flats are home to redfish, snook, and trout. If you’re looking for Spanish mackerel or pompano fish, you can find that here too in the deeper flats as you get closer to the Intracoastal Waterway.

4. Rod and Reel Pier

Some describe this as the best fishing pier in Bradenton. It is located on the north end of Anna Maria Island and it juts out into Tampa Bay. The pier attracts all kinds of fish used for bait which in turn attracts mackerel, snook, sheepshead, and snapper among other types of fish.

5. Bridge Street Pier

The Bridge Street Pier attracts several species of fish so it’s ideal if you’re looking for variety. Here anglers will find grouper, pompano, snook, redfish, flounder, snapper, ladyfish and several others. You’ll have no problem catching your dinner in this fishing spot.

Are You Ready for Some Bradenton, FL Fishing?

Now that you know all of the hot spots for Bradenton, FL fishing, what are you waiting for? Whether you live here, vacation here or are planning to move here, Bradenton has a lot to offer.

Be sure to check out the Palma Sola Bay Club for your home or rental needs. Our condo community offers many amenities and the Bradenton area has you covered with plenty to do. There’s a farmers market every Saturday from October to May, various festivals and of course, the best fishing spots around.

Contact us for a tour of our award-winning community.