Tag Archives: 10-02-2013

Fishing – 10-02-2013

For anglers, time now to dry out, get the line wet

 

Now that we’ve had a few days to dry out from recent rainstorms, it’s time to get back on the water. A variety of angling scenarios will unfold as we move into fall.

To find the fish, look skyward for birds, busy diving in Tampa Bay and along the waters of the Gulf beaches seeking a quick meal. Vast amounts of baitfish are pouring out of the bay and into the Gulf of Mexico, and attracting migratory fish — mackerel, bonito, jack crevalle and blue runners. They all provide drag-screaming action on light spinning outfits and on fly tackle. Plus, once you find the fish, it’s typical to hook up on every cast.

With the migratory species, come the sharks. Expect to encounter blacktip, spinner and sandbar sharks along the beaches in the weeks ahead. These species may not be the biggest adversaries, but fish in the 100-pound range are not uncommon.

On the flats, redfish are the main attraction. Schooling fish can be found from Joe’s Bay all the way to Venice Inlet. Both live baits and artificials are proving prosperous. Sizes vary depending on the mix in the school you’re targeting. Patience is a virtue when hunting schooling reds. It’s better to use stealth with a trolling motor or a push pole for your approach. Once you’re in a good spot, anchor up and wait for the fish to come to you.

Also, the recreational harvest of red snapper opened Oct. 1 in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In state waters, the season remains open through Oct. 21. In federal waters, the season is open through Oct. 14.

The minimum size for red snapper in state and federal waters is 16 inches, and the daily bag limit is two per harvester per day.

Anglers are required to use circle hooks and dehooking devices when fishing for any reef species, including red snapper, in the Gulf of Mexico, both state and federal waters. The requirement to use venting tools in federal waters was removed Sept. 3.

To learn more about red snapper, visit myfwc.com/fishing and first click on “Saltwater,” and then “Recreational Regulations.”

Capt. Warren Girle is finding schools of Spanish mackerel along the beaches of Anna Maria Island during incoming high tides. By anchoring and chumming, Girle is putting clients on a frenzy of macks and small shark. Once the fish are feeding, his anglers cast free-lined shiners on a long shank hook into the school. Within seconds of entering the water, these free-lined shiners are eaten by a voracious mackerel and, possibly, even a kingfish.

Moving out to the artificial reefs, Girle is bottom fishing with live bait. Dropping live shiners or pinfish to the bottom is resulting in mangrove snapper, flounder and Key West grunts. Keeper-sizes in all three species are attainable.

On the flats of Sarasota Bay, Girle is stalking redfish. Once he locates a school, he anchors. Patiently waiting, Girle is able to target approaching schools of fish without spooking them. Live shiners or pinfish are resulting in slot and over-slot fish. Artificials such as Berkley Gulp shrimp are producing a bite.

Finally, Girle is finding concentrations of snook along mangrove shorelines with good current. Most catches range 24- 26 inches. Live shiners are Girle’s bait of choice.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says fishing there is on the upward swing. Large bait schools are taking residence around the pier, attracting a variety of predatory species within casting distance.

Spanish mackerel, blue runners and jack crevalle are becoming a consistent bite during morning high tides. Small speck rigs, crappie jigs or Clark spoons are resulting in limits on the macks. Expect to encounter macks up to and exceeding 10 inches to the fork of the tail. Jack crevalle are also common, up to 2 pounds.

Redfish and black drum are staging under the pier for fishers with stout tackle and strong arms. Most of the reds being caught are over-slot fish, 30-32 inches, so plan accordingly. Fresh-cut chunk baits such as ladyfish or pinfish are getting the bite. For the black drum, try dropping live shrimp down to the bottom. Slot-size black drum are the norm.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is targeting school mackerel and bonito off the beaches of the Island. Keyes is using live shiners on a longshank hook for bait-fishing these migratory species. When using artificials, Keyes is hooking up with jigs or silver spoons.

Blacktip sharks are in tow of the mackerel schools. Keyes suggests using a 3-5 foot cable attached to a large circle hook to target these strong, toothy fish. Fresh-cut chunks of mack or bonito are dynamite to entice a shark.

On the flats, Keyes is catching slot and over-slot redfish. Keyes is using a variety of techniques to target these fish. When live-bait fishing, he’s using live shiners and pinfish. Free-lining or using a popping cork both are effective when using baitfish. For artificials, Keyes is finding both the MirrOlure MirrOdine and the Berkley Gulp 3-inch shrimp effective.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters says it’s time to take advantage of the Spanish mackerel bite in the Gulf of Mexico and in the bays. Macks and shark are being caught along the beaches and at the artificial reefs. Expect to catch fish in the 18- to 24-inch range. Gross says blacktip and spinner sharks are following the mackerel schools, so have a rod ready to hook a big fish.

Schooling redfish are a good bet this week, and Gross suggests finding mangrove shorelines surrounded by lush grass flats and sandy potholes to locate them. Once you find a spot, cast a free-lined live shiner along the edge of the school to hook up. Chumming is an added advantage.

Finally, mangrove snapper and flounder are taking up residence around artificial reefs. Small live shiners and pinfish are recommended for live baits. Look for a steady tide flow when targeting these fish around structure — that’s when the bite is the best.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Obituaries – 10-02-2013

Alice L. Weaver

Alice L. Weaver, 88, of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 27. She was born Sept. 7, 1925, in New York City to the late Charles B. and Else (Schmidt) Sherman.

She was a graduate of the St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in New York City. She served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a registered nurse and gave up her officer’s commission to marry.

Mrs. Weaver moved to Holmes Beach in 1960 from Kingston, N.Y. She was a 40-year member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, and most recently attended Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, Bradenton.

She worked as a nurse at Palmetto High School, the Manatee County Health Department, and later at Children’s Medical Services in Sarasota where she retired as the director of nursing for nine counties.

Mrs. Weaver is survived by her children: Charles Michael of Bradenton, Sherman Scott and wife Susie of Summerville, Ga., Sara Lisbeth and husband Sergio Valdivieso of Bradenton, James Francis and wife Kayzie of Parrish, and Timothy Griffin and Phil Gutis of New Hope, Pa.; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach with committal to follow in the church memorial garden. Condolences may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Memorial donations may be made either to Maryknoll Lay Missioners, P.O. Box 307, Maryknoll NY 10545, or to TideWell Hospice, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.

Special of the day: Burnt toast

The 911 call — fire at the Rod & Reel Pier — went in at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 30. Employees, anglers and customers of the restaurant, including Manatee County Sheriff’s Deputy Gary Sellitto, who said he suspected the fire to be electrical, evacuated safely. As West Manatee Fire Rescue firefighters worked to find the source, cutting through walls and the roof, it rekindled three times. Price said the pier will need not only a new kitchen, but electrical and structure work. Damages had not yet been estimated. For more photos, visit The Islander on Facebook. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Sports – 10-02-2013

Rain puts damper on links, horseshoes, soccer, more

 

Players in the youth soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center pressed on last week, albeit in a limited fashion due to almost 7 inches of rainfall Sept. 23-25.

Two games in the 11-13 age division managed to get played Sept. 27. The first contest saw LPAC cool off Waterfront Restaurant by a 5-4 score behind two goals each from Ryan Fellowes and Tyler Pearson. Jack Barnes added a goal to round out the LPAC scoring in the victory.

Hannah McCracken notched three goals to lead Waterfront, which also received one goal from Alex Rodriguez in the loss.

The Feast Restaurant remained undefeated and atop the division standings thanks to a 5-1 victory over Jen Crady Massage. Joe Rogers and Michael Latimer scored two goals each and Abbey Achor notched one to lead The Feast to victory.

Jack Groves scored the lone goal in the loss for Jen Crady Massage.

After two weeks of play, the standings in the AMICC adult soccer league are balanced. Three teams — Sato Real Estate, Florida Discount Signs and Slim’s Place — are undefeated and tied for first in the standings. Agnelli Pool & Spa and Island Pest Control are at 1-1, stuck in the middle of the table, while Wash Family Construction, Island Gourmet and LaPensee Plumbing are 0-2 and tied for last place.

The season is young, the players are not and the games are unpredictable, so anything can happen.

The fields dried out sufficiently to get in three adult soccer matches Sept. 26.

The opening game of the evening saw Island Pest Control slip past Island Gourmet 4-3 behind two goals from Teddy Louloudes and a goal each from Greg Ross and Steve Oelfke. Dave Greene made 19 saves in goal and Tony Frudakis added an assist in the victory.

Adam Bujarski scored twice and Tim Tedesco added a goal to lead Island Gourmet, which received 10 saves from Nate Talucci in the loss.

Florida Discount Signs defeated Wash Family Construction 5-2 behind three goals from Brent Moss and a goal and an assist from Ryan Moss. David Moss made 11 saves in goal and Ed Moss — yes, the Rev. Ed Moss of Crosspointe Fellowship — added an assist in the win.

Aaron Parkin and Mike Brusso each scored one goal for Wash Family Construction, which also received an assist from Chris Yavalar and seven saves from Will Case in the loss.

Slim’s Place rolled to an easy 7-1 victory over Agnelli Pool & Spa in the evening’s final game behind two goals from Josh Petit and a goal and two assists from Eric Pullen. Scott Eason, Robbie McLaughlin, PJ Smargisso and Nate Coleman each added single goals for Slim’s Place in the victory.

Joey Ciasullo scored the lone goal for Agnelli Pool & Spa on an assist from Lyn Clarke, while Frank Agnelli made nine saves in the loss.

Center basketball continues

Much like the adult soccer league, the basketball standings are balanced. Southern Greens and Beach to Bay Construction are on top with 2-0 records, while the Sun and Waterfront Restaurant are both at 0-2. Bowes Imaging Center and Gator Man Pools are in the middle with 1-1 records at this early juncture in the season.

Southern Greens opened up Sept. 24 action with a 75-70 victory over Bowes Imaging Center behind the scoring of Brandon Hartwig, who knocked down five 3-point shots on the way to a game-high 27 points. Joe Combs added 13 points, Justin Jones scored 11 and Brittany Hartwig finished with 10 points in the victory.

Antwaun Jackson had a monster game for Bowes Imaging Center, finishing with 25 points, 20 rebounds and seven assists. Matt Ray added 22 points and 10 rebounds while Jason Mickan finished with 11 points.

Gator Man Pools defeated the Sun 73-63 behind the one-two scoring punch of Scott Eliso and Aaron Dudukes. Eliso scored 25 points, while Dudukes finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Brandon Osmond chipped in with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the victory.

Andrew Turman scored 23 points and Eric Gledhill added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun, which also received 15 points from Caleb Earhart in the loss.

Sean Hubbard scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Beach to Bay Construction to a 55-38 drubbing of  Waterfront Restaurant. Robert Serrano scored 12 points and Jordan Demers added 11 points for Beach to Bay in the victory.

Brandon Kern scored 13 points for Waterfront, which also received 9 points from Richard Fosmore and 8 points from Matt Dwyer in the loss.

 

Horseshoe news

Sept. 25 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits was rained out, but Sept. 28 was dry and the team of Hank Huyghe and Dom Livedoti earned a come-from-behind 24-20 victory in the final match of pool play to earn the day’s only 3-0 record.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and all are welcome.

 

Key Royale golf news

Rain washed out golf plans on the links at Key Royale Club, but the club women were undaunted. They managed to get in some action— Wii competition at the home of one of the players.

Kris Landkammer had a chipin, while Tootie Wagner and Fran Barford each managed birdies in Wii play.

 

AMICC sports schedules:

(youth schedules are not available due to rain outs)

 

Adult basketball league

Oct. 8              6:30 p.m. Bowes vs. Waterfront

Oct. 8              7:30 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Sun

Oct. 8              8:30 p.m. Gator Man vs. Southern Greens

 

Adule soccer league

Oct. 3              6 p.m.              Slim’s vs. Wash

Oct. 3              7 p.m.              LaPensee vs. Agnelli

Oct. 3              8 p.m.              Island Pest vs. Discount Signs

Oct. 3              9 p.m.              Island Gourmet vs. Sato

 

 

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE

HP 4-IN-1 OFFICEJET with CD, cables, guide, $25. Like new. 941-794-1225.

ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B 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 classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE HIVE: GIFTS & Arts at Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Local hand-made unique jewelry including our very popular Mermaids Range, Tibetan jewelry and goods, plus Pandora-style charms and various gift items from around the world. 941-730-1745.

ATTENTION VETERANS AND active military from Anna Maria Island. Crosspointe Fellowship wants to hear from you in order to welcome you to a Nov. 16 patriotic Thanksgiving event. Call the Rev. Ed Moss at 941-778-0719 to provide your contact information.

WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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, 5604B 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, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Donations on Wednesdays, 9 -11 a.m. Visit our $1 sale racks! 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

STEFF’S STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901.

GIANT YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Furniture, housewares, linens, clothes, antiques, memorabilia and more. 528 and 530 67th St., Holmes Beach. Contact Dantia Gould, 941-778-1880.

MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Tools, clothes, miscellaneous. 112 Eighth St., Bradenton Beach.

YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Benefit for Moonracer and ForgetMeNot animal rescues. Great stuff! 223 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria.

PETS

WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.

TRANSPORTATION

FOR SALE: 2013 Gem e4 cart. Loaded. Call or text 404-668-9397.

1996 MAZDA B2300 SE pickup. 130,000 miles, loaded. $2,000 or best offer. Bradenton Beach. 941-932-0843.

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.

BOAT LIFT: WANT to rent lift for 22-foot boat, yearly. Will use six weeks a year. Call 248-773-5000.

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.weebly.com.

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! $500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. 

HELP WANTED

PART-TIME PERSONAL assistant with Microsoft Word skills for Island company. Call 941-704-2714.

LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. 941-383-9637.

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.

SERVICES

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.

ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959.

ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.

TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.

CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-4570.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER!  BUY one, get one free music lesson. manateemusic.net or 941-741-8832.

PIANO/KEYBOARD FOR your life: Highly qualified and experienced instructor will come to you and work with your goals for musical enjoyment. Daytime slots available. 941-761-2440.

TRUEBLUE33 MOBILE Computer Service LLC. On-site computer repair at reasonable rates. Contact Anthony at 941-592-7714.

NEW REAL ESTATE photography services for the Bradenton and Sarasota area. Professional photography and video at affordable rates. Call For Real: 941-524-4656.

JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773.

PRESSURE WASHING, CLEANING: Houses, driveways, tile and grout, pool cages. “We clean it all.” 941-735-4014.

SUN MAINTENANCE AND Service: Call Travis and Megan, 941-779-8389, for all your lawn, landscape, and pool service needs. “Even free snow removal.” 10 years experience. Free estimates, trusting services.

ELDERLY ASSISTANT: EXPERIENCED, compassionate and caring. Will help with shopping, appointments, companionship. 941-587-1050.

U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-6688.

COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169.

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.: 38-year Islanders. 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.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581.

JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.

LANDSCAPING

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600.

NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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 wood flooring. 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.

SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822.

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570.

CARL V. JOHNSON Jr., Building contractor. Free estimates and plans. New houses, porches, decks and renovations. Fair prices. Hire a Florida licensed contractor. Call 941-795-1947 or cell, 941-462-2792.

RENTALS

WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal or yearly. Call 818-620-0901.

VACATION RENTALS: GREAT location near boat ramp and everything on Anna Maria Island. Free WiFi, cable. 941-779-6638.

VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses or condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-0971 or 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. Suzanne Wilson, broker.

ANNUAL: 3BR/1.5BA ground-level duplex in Holmes Beach. Shared laundry. Fenced backyard. Small pet considered. $1,600/month. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.

ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach, 2BR/2BA elevated duplex. Quiet neighborhood, two blocks to Gulf, one block to bay! Carport, room for two vehicles. Updated unit, new floors, fresh paint. Available Oct. 1. $1,200/month. 925-596-0785.

2BR FULLY FURNISHED waterfront townhouse with boat slip, pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer, no pets! $900/month. Available until Jan. 15. Call 941-538-8622.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA adorable house, $925/month. 62nd Street West, Bradenton. Carmen Pedota, Big Fish Real Estate, 941-284-2598.

SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA Ground-level, completely furnished. One house from the Gulf. No pets or smoking. Available January-April.  813-390-0782 or email: HLMSBCHRNTL@aol.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL: PINEBAY Forest condo, 2BR/2BA, ground level, Washer and dryer carport, pool.  $1,100/month. Available Oct. 1. Call Sato Real Estate Inc. 941-778-7200 or email: monica@satorealestate.com.

2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE facing the Gulf, pool, screen porches, garage. $1,700/month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696.

WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL starting Jan. 1, 2014, on the Island. 2BR/2BA with small yard or private patio for couple in their 60s with one female cat. 949-842-6289.

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.

REAL ESTATE

PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors.

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.

LONGBOAT KEY: CHARMING New England-style country 2BR/2BA plus office or studio. Steps to marina and pool. Private Gulf beach access. Immediate occupancy. $279,500. Owner, 941-383-0285.

FREE! WHAT EVERY Real estate buyer or seller needs to know! Go to: www.yourmarketupdate.com. 941-400-8735.