• Aug. 30, 100 S. Bay Blvd., criminal mischief. A complainant reported the passenger side doors on his rental car had been vandalized. Someone scratched it with a sharp object.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• Sept. 1, Sandpiper Resort, multiple burglaries. Bradenton Beach Police Department is reporting up to eight burglaries occurred at various residences in the Sandpiper Resort. Police say only flat-screen televisions were stolen despite other valuables being nearby. In most cases, suspects gained entry by breaking out small windows.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• Aug. 30, 6030 14th St. W., Bradenton, petit theft. A 53-year-old Cortez woman was arrested at a Bradenton Publix grocery store on a misdemeanor theft charge. According to the MCSO report, the woman put items totaling $116 into her shopping cart, but covered the items with a blanket and large hat. The woman paid for the items above the blanket, but walked out of the store without paying for the remaining items. Loss prevention apprehended the woman and held her until deputies arrived. According to the report, the woman said she takes medication for memory loss and forgot to pay for the items.
• Sept. 5, 10004 Cortez Road W., Bradenton, armed home invasion. A woman reported a man dressed in black and carrying a silver revolver made entry through her front door at the San Remo Apartments. Upon entry, the man put the gun to her head and pushed her back into the apartment, at which time he lifted a cushion of the couch, locating $300 and a debit card. The man fled the apartment complex toward Cortez.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• Reports not available due to HBPD technical issues.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Jose Alberto of Miami shows off a slot-size redfish caught on a shiner in Anna Maria Sound near the entrance to the Holmes Beach city basin while on a charter trip with Capt. Danny Stasny.
Calm days, clear water, good fishing slowly returns
With Tropical Storm Isaac a thing of the past and no storms on the horizon for our area, fishing is beginning to return to its normal good results.
Area waters are beginning to clear and fish are returning to regular feeding patterns, including redfish. They’re back feeding heavily on shiners on grass flats and under docks. Try anchoring and chumming with shiners to get the fish in a feeding mood. Once you get the fish fired up, cast a free-lined shiner to hook up one of these copper-bellied bruisers.
On my recent charters, clients were hooking up slot-sized reds almost every cast.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says he’s seeing good action for Spanish mackerel and jack crevalle. “The bait is showing back up,” says Sork, “which means the fish are, too.”
Pier fishers using white crappie jigs, silver spoons or Gotcha plugs are catching keeper-size Spanish mackerel in decent numbers, says Sork. Early morning is when the best bite is occurring, although sporadic fish are being caught throughout the day.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing a variety of bottom-feeders caught this past week. Black drum, redfish and flounder are being caught on live baits, such as shrimp and shiners. If you opt to use shiners, Malfese suggests using a Sabiki rig to catch them. “There’s a lot of small bait towards the surface,” says Malfese, “but there’s bigger bait underneath them.”
Once you’ve caught some shiners on your Sabiki rig, place them in a 5-gallon bucket half filled with water and an aerator. This enables you to keep at least a couple dozen alive for 30 minutes or so. And with an ample supply of shiners around the pier, you don’t have to worry about running out of bait.
When asked about the mangrove snapper bite, Malfese said it has been “thinning out.” Good numbers have been caught in previous weeks, but this past week the snapper moved elsewhere.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says he’s hearing of good action on the grass flats of southern Tampa Bay all the way to Long Bar in Sarasota Bay. Flats fishers using live shiners are catching good numbers of both redfish and catch-and-release snook. For both species, try looking around mangrove shorelines during the high tides. As the tide drops, look for shallow grass flats with an ample number of sandy potholes.
Spanish mackerel are being caught around the fishing piers and at nearshore reefs. Pier fishers are using Gotcha plugs, silver spoons or white crappie jigs to get the hookup.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore on the artificial reefs just west of Anna Maria Island. Starting around depths of 45 feet, Girle is getting good action on both gag and red grouper. Using live shiners for bait, Girle’s clients are catching gags up to 26 inches. Numerous undersized red grouper are being caught along with keepers up to 22 inches.
Also while fishing the reefs, Girle is seeing good numbers of Spanish mackerel and small sharks. Free-lining live shiners behind the boat is producing macks in the 24-inch range. While targeting macks, Girle also is reeling up Atlantic sharp nose and lemon sharks in the 3- to 4-foot range.
Moving inshore, Girle is targeting grass flats that are spotted with potholes to find redfish and spotted seatrout. Using a live shiner under a cork, Girle is catching reds up to 25 inches and spotted seatrout up to 22 inches. “Most of the trout are in the 16- to 18-inch range,” says Girle, “but we’re catching a few over 20 inches.”
Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says if you’re looking for action, try targeting Spanish mackerel during the late afternoon tides.
As schools of baitfish are pushed toward the pier with the tide, macks are aggressively feeding and skyrocketing through the schools. When this occurs, you should be able to cast just about any small bait in the water and hook up. “I think we went through almost 200 Gotcha plugs in the past few days,” says Medley. “The macks are hitting a lure before you even have time to close the bail.”
Most macks being caught are keeper-size and the limit of 15 fish per person is easily attainable.
Those with their fill of macks can find mangrove snapper and flounder by bottom fishing around the pilings. You can use live shrimp or shiners to catch either of these tasty fish. A slow moving tide will help control placement of the bait. As the tide increases, you’ll need to add more weight to hold bottom.
Finally, a variety of shark are inhabiting the waters around the south pier. Lemon, black tip and bonnethead sharks are being caught daily, especially when the macks are crashing bait schools. Small chunk baits — mackerel, mullet or jack crevalle — will get you hooked up. You’ll probably want to use a couple of feet of wire leader attached to at least a 3/0 circle hook to get in on the action.
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ITEMS FOR SALE
AIR STATION: BLACK & Decker, $10, Cuisinart wine cooler, holds six bottles, $45. 941-761-1415.
COMFORTER SET, SIX pieces, “Waverly” reversible flower/stripe, queen/full. Excellent condition. $50. 941-761-1393.
BASEBALL CARDS: TOPPS 1989, full sheet, $5, box of toys, 25 pieces, $2.50. Call 941-795-8734.
ANTIQUE “ANSONIA” WALL clock: Usually found in school/railroad stations, wooden case $95. Call 941-778-6766.
QUEEN SLEEPER SOFA: Like new, $95. Call 941-778-4451.
ROUND PATIO PVC-pipe table with four chairs, $30 or best offer. 941-567-4203.
MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com
FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE
Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
WE’RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
THE ISLANDER IS moving! Sidewalk/office sale: 9 a.m.-noon, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15. Lateral file cabinets: 3 HON 2-drawer black and 4 attractive 2-drawer wood files. One legal and one letter-size regular 2 drawer files. One 4-drawer fireproof letter-size locking file. Various office supplies. Also selling antique wood office chairs, Haitian art, collectible art, some framed. Many local artists. Home decor. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.email@example.com. Discoverannamaria.com.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boaters. Available at the Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Donation drop-off 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
NEW LOCATION: STEFF’S Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-1901.
LOST & FOUND
LOST: SILVER WEDDING ring and band while fishing on Holmes Beach. Please, call 941-201-5515, if found!
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411.
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs are looking for great new homes or fosters. Larger dogs. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.
FOR SALE: 1994 Mazda van, automatic V-6, power windows and locks. Cold air conditioning, good condition, $2,450. 941-778-6464.
2008 EZ GO golf cart, new batteries only one-year-old. $2,150. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
BOATS & BOATING
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400.
CORTEZ DIVING COMPANY: Underwater boat maintenance, power or sail. Barnacles removed, monthly contracts, local. 941-792-7595.
BOAT LIFT FOR rent: 10,000-lb. capacity on 67th Street, Holmes Beach. 941-778-9663.
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
JOIN THE TEAM: Great location on Bridge Street. Experienced realtors needed to handle walk-ins and Internet leads. Call Lynn, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
KIDS FOR HIRE
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-5051.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
SITTER FOR ELDERLY: Will sit with and provide care, four hours minimum. References, 28 years experience. Diana or Gary, 941-545-7114.
LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Full or part-time. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-9637.
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-4152.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
AFFORDABLE HURRICANE PROTECTION: Doors and windows, impact rated screen installs easily on inside, see-through, leave-up. Free estimate. Registered and insured. Island discount. TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-1399.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-6688.
THOMAS CLEANING SERVICES: For all your cleaning needs! Reasonable rates, senior discounts available. Residential and commercial. 551-795-1174.
SENIOR ASSISTANT AVAILABLE: Personalized care. Daily care, household needs, pet assistance, errands, more. Experienced. Melissa, 941-350-2892.
HAPPY HOME, PET visits: Home sitting, secure your home. Loving and reliable, 732-995-4670.
BUSY BEE CLEANING and senior service: Reasonable rates and great customer service. Bonded, 22903238. Contact Carin at home 941-727-6780, or cell 941-807-4232.
KEY CLEANERS & Linen on Longboat Key is now offering residential cleaning as a new service. Call 941-383-1222 for more information.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry, ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550.
LAWN & GARDEN
CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
TIM’S LAWN Care: Light hauling, most lawns, $25. Call 941-807-2537.
JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.
NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479.
GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it’s broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I’ll fix it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for office/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, 3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1BR/1BA overlooking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo. Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis. Boat dock available. $1,795/month, yearly, $3,400/month seasonal. Call 818-620-3543.
ANNA MARIA RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer, close to beach and fishing pier. Call 941-720-2418.
EARLY SEASON SPECIAL: 2BR canalfront with boat slip, turnkey furnished with utilities, $499/week. 941-720-7519.
CUTE OFFICE FOR rent: 315 58th St., Holmes Beach. 941-794-8202.
BEACHFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL: Adorable 2BR/1BA, three-day minimum, 100 feet from Gulf. Email: Mememersh@aol.com for details.
SEASONAL: ADORABLE STUDIO apartment in Holmes Beach. Private patio and parking. Available March and April 2013. No smoking, no pets. $1,200/month. Will send photos. 908-914-1182.
CORTEZ/SUNNY SHORES: Quaint 1BR cottage. Washer and dryer, central air conditioning, $615/month. Call 941-545-9025.
PERICO ISLAND: MONTHLY 3BR/3BA private pool. September, October and November discounts available. 941-795-3778.www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk.
3BR/2BA FURNISHED ON canal. Holmes Beach. $700/week, $2,500/month. Sleeps eight, available September through June. Contact Dave, 407-927-1304. firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROOM FOR RENT: Cable TV, furnished. Holmes Beach. 941-565-0686.
WANTED. EFFICIENCY, STUDIO, 1br or singlewide, pet friendly for Feb.1-28, 2013. Diane, 724-863-1763.
2BR/2BA HOME: LARGE master bedroom, dining, laundry, kitchen porch, patio, garden. $1,500/month includes utilities. 941-779-9074, 703-587-4675.
CORTEZ/SUNNY SHORES: 1BR, washer and dryer, new carpet, no pets, central air. $615/month. Call 941-545-9025.
HOLMES BEACH, GORGEOUS 2BR/2BA, huge carport, large covered deck, walk to beaches, completely remodeled, new wood and tile floors, newly painted, new ceiling fans, new bathrooms, $1,095/month. Annual 941-713-6743.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information.
CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate. Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call 941-592-8373, email: email@example.com.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach. Excellent investment income. $259,000. By owner, 941-962-8220. www.flipkey.com/124227.
FOR SALE BY owner: 2BR/2BA, beautiful canal condo in Runaway Bay provides the peace, quiet and serenity desired for “Island time.” Tastefully furnished, totally updated. Pool, tennis court, fishing pier, steps to beach, $289,000. 847-308-2366.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal home for sale by owner. 3BR/2BA, 1,818 sf, garage, terrazzo floors, well, new sea wall and cap. On very large (10,880 sf) lot. 519 72nd St. Holmes Beach. $525,000. 863-660-8366.