Florida Travel: A Guide to Family Fishing in Anna Maria Island

– [Announcer] This "How to Do Florida" segment is presented by VISIT FLORIDA – [Trek] Hey guys, you ready to go fishin'? – [Kristy and Chase] Yeah! – [Narrator] It's early in the morning and Kristy and Chase are setting out to go fishing at sunrise just off the Anna Maria Island

– It's worth it getting up this early in the morning just to see the sunrise, huh? – [Narrator] They met up with Captain Trek Hackney of Hackney Marine Fishing Charters – [Trek] Beautiful morning – [Narrator] Captain Trek Hackney has been fishing this area since he was six years old – So, today out on the water with Kristy and Chase We're gonna start out at a couple local reefs and do some sheepshead fishing

Hopefully we can put a few of those in the box for lunch Any kind of structure around the bay here is always gonna attract some fish – [Kristy] I think I feel nibbling You feel nibbling too? – [Trek] There you go, Chase – [Kristy] You already caught one? No way! Oh my gosh

– One bait, one fish, my friend! So guys, this is a sheepshead These are a structure fish, so they'll live around bridges, docks, any kind of wrecks or reefs Check out his teeth Horse teeth, right? – [Kristy] Ooh, you got another one That looks like a big one

– Nice job, buddy! – Chase, man, you are on fire! – [Narrator] After only 30 minutes of fishing, Chase had five fish in the boat – [Kristy] Good job, buddy! – You got it, buddy (Kristy cheers) – [Trek] Light a fire! – [Narrator] And Kristy? Well – You got backcountry fishing, red fish, snook, trout Different times of the year we can get off shore and stay near the beach The tarpon fishing is world class, and we also have nearshore reefs and offshore reefs where we can do a lot of grouper fishing and snapper fishing as well – [Narrator] Kristy is still working on catching her first fish – [Kristy] Ooh ooh ooh, woo, I got one! Whoa, look at that! Wow, that's a big one, huh? Oh my goodness

Woohoo, finally! – [Trek] You're on the board – [Kristy] Got one Woohoo, that was fun! – [Narrator] It's experiences like this that connect families and create lasting memories So next time you're near Anna Maria Island, hire a fishing captain and go fish – [Announcer] This "How to Do Florida" segment was presented by VISIT FLORIDA

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