Fishing – 04-20-2016

Cara McDonough, Sean Willis, Ashley McDonough and Mike McDonough of Boston took the day off from lounging on the beach to go snapper fishing April 14 with Capt. Danny Stasny of Southernaire Fishing Charters.

Why can’t April angling last all year?   April fishing is shaping up for anglers working the waters around Anna Maria Island. With calm winds, clear waters and the arrival of baitfish both in the Gulf and in Tampa Bay, …

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Fishing – 04-13-2016

Danny Beckman, left, and dad Dave, of Shelby, Michigan, like traveling to Anna Maria Island to catch mangrove snapper with Southernaire Fishing Charters Capt. Danny Stasny.

Inconsistent weather a constant factor for local fishers   Inconsistent weather is resulting in a sporadic bite in the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. Within four days of fishing I have seen the wind blow in four directions. Adaptability, knowledge …

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Fishing – 04-06-2016

Greg Schumm of Bradenton and Ohio shows off a 28-inch snook he hooked on a shiner while on a March 30 charter with Capt. Danny Stasny of Southernaire Fishing Charters.

Springtime brings increase in boaters, fish to target   Springtime fishing is in full swing in the surrounding waters of Anna Maria Island — and so are the springtime boaters. In fact, I can’t remember a spring with as many …

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Fishing – 03-30-2016

Jack Bertram from Flossmoor, Illinois, shows off a 20 inch trout he caught March 25 while fishing with Capt. Danny Stasny of Southernaire Fishing Charters.

No (spring) break for hot fishing action   Spring fishing around Anna Maria Island remains outstanding for inshore and nearshore fishers. Although a late cold front slowed the fish for a few days, water temps are back on the rise …

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Fishing – 03-23-2016

Geno Lynn of Bradenton shows off a 32-inch linesider he caught March 12 with Capt. Danny Stasny of Southernaire Fishing Charters using a shiner for bait while fishing off Anna Maria Island.

Water warms, bringing changes in tactics, species   Water temps are on the rise, welcomed by local fishers and tourists alike. And with these rising water temps come a whole new batch of species and techniques. The most prominent backwater …

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Fishing – 03-16-2016

Capt. Danny Stasny of Southernaire Fishing Charters shows off a 20-inch tripletail he caught on a March 4 trip into the Gulf of Mexico using a live shrimp for bait.

Reel ’em in, spring fishing is already here   Despite numerous windy days, fishing around Anna Maria Island is producing a variety of catches. Those fishing from the local piers are cashing in on the abundance of sheepshead. Live shrimp, …

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Fishing – 03-09-2016

Isabel Stasny, 5, of Bradenton, reeled up this 25-pound black drum Feb. 28 with the help of her dad, Capt. Danny Stasny of Southernaire Fishing Charters, while on a family outing. Isabel was using half a shrimp on an ultralight reel, hoping to catch small pinfish when she suddenly felt the tug of this monster.

1 in a million: Small fry hooks big drum catch   If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a picture of my 5-year-old daughter, Isabel, is priceless to me. Don’t worry, I’m not going to write a thousand …

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Fishing – 03-02-2016

Mike Haycock of Longboat Key is enjoying his retirement from Tropicana, showing off a snook, caught and released after a photo while on a fishing charter in the bay alongside docks and mangroves, guided by Capt. Warren Girle. Haycock baited a shrimp for his catch on the Feb. 18 charter trip.

Unfavorable to anglers, weather creates rough conditions   It’s fish or miss for local anglers. Windy conditions and numerous cold fronts are passing through the Tampa Bay-Sarasota Bay area creating iffy conditions for fishing. On calm days between fronts, fishing …

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Fishing – 02-24-2016

Zach Ryan of Charlotte, North Carolina, loves to catch sheepshead, especially a 7-pounder like this one. He caught his prize on a Feb. 15 guided trip with Capt. Danny Stasny of Southernaire Fishing Charters.

Sheepshead remain top target for anglers in local waters   Sheepshead fishing around Anna Maria Island is on the verge of becoming unhinged. Increasing herds of sheepies are invading our local waters, especially around residential docks, canals and the fishing …

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Fishing – 02-17-2016

Mark Willis of Harbor Isles on Perico Island shows off a 5-pound sheepshead caught on a Feb. 13 charter with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Go outside the box for hook-and-line success   With cold fronts and strong winds from what seems like every direction, finding a window of opportunity to wet a line seems almost futile. Well, don’t fret. There are other methods to …

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