Fishing – 06-17-2015

Paul Karon of Wisconsin and Longboat Key shows off his catch-and- release amberjack, hooked up on a shiner while on a fishing trip offshore with Capt. Warren Girle.

Tarpon or bust — the craze for the silver king continues   Tarpon are the No. 1 ticket for anglers for yet another week. Tarpon junkies from near and far are flocking to local waters just for the opportunity to …

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Fishing – 06-10-2015

Chuck Soibek of Longboat Key caught this 145-pound tarpon using pass crabs on a May 29 early morning charter with Capt. Warren Girle.

Tarpon star for sportsmen and women on Gulf coast   Tarpon remain center stage for yet another week around Anna Maria Island. Local fishing guides are reporting schools of fish from as far south as New Pass in Sarasota all …

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Fishing – 06-03-2015

Adam Keith, a reporter from an ABC-TV affiliate in New Jersey hangs onto his catch, a 100-plus pound tarpon caught May 26 using pass crabs on an early morning trip with Capt. Warren Girle.

Hooked: Once a tarpon fisher, always a tarpon fisher   You can catch a fever after one hookup. A gleaming mass of chrome fury erupts skyward against an orange sunrise on the horizon. A sequence of aerial acrobatics followed by …

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Fishing – 05-27-2015

Don Garber of New Jersey used a pass crab to entice this tarpon on the line while on a charter with Capt. Warren Girle

Tarpon remain targetable in local waters   The silver rush is on. Tarpon fishing along the Gulf beaches is in full swing now. Schooling fish can be found along the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key with frequency. …

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Fishing – 05-20-2015

Early morning May 11 Dane Strom of Sarasota hooked and released this 120-pound tarpon using a crab for bait while on a charter fishing trip with Capt. Warren Girle.

Tarpon reigns over Tampa Bay again, king in local waters   Tarpon addicts from all over are heading to the waters around Anna Maria Island with hopes of hooking a silver king. Whether you’re a tarpon junkie or a tarpon …

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Fishing – 05-13-2015

Mike Tremper, rear, of New York, gets help from Capt. Warren Girle with a 140-pound tarpon, hooked up close to the beach May 7 using a live crab. The silver king was photographed and released.

May brings increasing numbers of tarpon and fishers to local waters   It’s May and around Anna Maria Island, May means tarpon. Although it’s early in the month, tarpon catches are being reported. You may not experience those days of …

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Fishing – 05-06-2015

Nick Schriver of St. Pete shows off the 38-inch snook he caught on an April 27 charter with Capt. Danny Stasny. Islander Courtesy Photo

May brings productive fishing for backwater, reef species   What does the month of May have in store for the ever-famous fishing destination of Anna Maria Island? With water temps on the flats exceeding 80 degrees, fishing for backwater species …

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Fishing – 04-29-2015

Ken Vogler, visiting from of New York, shows off a nice redfish, caught using live bait on a morning charter April 24 with Capt. Warren Girle.

Great fishing: How long will it last? Will it last?   Fishing is so good, they’re nearly jumping in the boat. Yes, for yet another week, fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistently good on the flats and on ventures …

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Fishing – 04-22-2015

Patrick, Peter, father Tom and John Digman of Chicago caught their share of kingfish April 8 offshore in the Gulf of Mexico using shiners while fishing with Capt. Warren Girle.

Island waters provide anglers action, variety, abundance   Springtime fishing around Anna Maria Island and its surrounding waters remains consistently good for a variety of species. Whether fishing the flats or out on the Gulf of Mexico, the island’s charter …

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Fishing – 04-15-2015

Jack and Phoebe Lembeck, visiting Anna Maria Island while on spring break from Chicago, caught this black fin tuna offshore in 40 feet of water using live bait. Capt. Warren Girle was as surprised as the kids with their catch of the day.

Snowbirds depart, migratory fish species arrive   Springtime fishing is heating up with a host of migratory species making a showing in our local waters. Kingfish, Spanish mackerel and cobia can be found in depths as shallow as 20 feet …

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