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Fishing – 10-08-2014

Jackie Hussey, of Chicago, shows off a slot-size redfish she caught on a live shiner and released Sept. 16 in Sarasota Bay on a morning trip with Capt. Warren Girle.

Cooler temps, fronts heat up action for island fishers   The first cold front of the year settled in Oct. 5 —  a prime indicator that fall has arrived. And with autumn’s milder weather, look for backwater species — snook, …

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Fishing – 10-01-2014

Whether local or visitor, get in the know to hook up   Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistent, especially for knowledgeable fishers who also know the area. For those who are new to the area or are just briefly …

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Fishing – 09-24-2014

Capt. Larry McGuire says he’s “just killin’ it” offshore of Anna Maria Island on his charters. Roger Poulan of Bradenton, left, and McGuire show off some red grouper and a monster mangrove snapper. They fished in 125 feet of water using live pinfish and sardines. The party also caught more large grouper, scamp and lots of tasty snappers on Show Me The Fish Charters out of the Bradenton Beach.

Falling water temps forecast improving inshore bite   Sept. 22 was the official start of fall, and if you haven’t noticed or haven’t been on the water lately, the water temps are beginning to drop. Not drastically drop, but falling …

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Fishing – 09-17-2014

Nine-year-old John Konek of Virginia checks out his first-ever gag grouper catch Sept. 7 with the help of first mate Sean Armstrong. The gag hooked up on a live shiner near the beach on a morning trip with Capt. Warren Girle.

Fishing remains hot for redfish, snook, snapper, seatrout   Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistent, especially for redfish. Schooling reds are being reported from Miguel Bay to the north, all the way to the southern reaches of Sarasota Bay. …

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Fishing – 09-10-2014

Jonny Keyes of Keyes Marina shows off a 32-inch redfish he caught on a fly, while on a Sept. 4 charter with Capt. Mac Gregory.

Anna Maria redfish magic spices up fishing   If Chef Paul Prudhomme were fishing in Anna Maria Sound this week, he’d definitely experience some “Redfish Magic.” Schooling redfish are herding like cattle into our local bays from the Gulf of …

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Fishing – 09-03-2014

Bob Stasny shows off his Green Bridge snook catch, circa 1982. Islander Courtesy Photo

Snook season reopens, memories of Green Bridge fishing   Snook season opened Sept. 1. You now have through Nov. 31 to harvest slot-size fish — if you are lucky enough to catch one, that is. The slot for keeper snook …

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Fishing – 08-27-2014

Ann Moore of Palma Sola in Bradenton shows off her first-ever gag grouper, caught Aug. 16 while fishing with Capt. Warren Girle.

Back to school: Anglers fishing for reds   We are on the verge of finding schooling reds for yet another late summer season. Schools are containing 100-300 fish. Although only a couple of schools have been sighted, more will be …

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Fishing – 08-20-2014

Tony Saladino, left, of Brandon is excited about his whopper catch-and-release 45-inch snook on an Aug. 3 backwater trip with Capt. Tom Rogers.

Despite dark clouds, sporadic rain, fishing remains bright   Despite numerous rainstorms at various times of the day, fishing around Anna Maria Island remains bright. Whether fishing inshore or nearshore, most days on the water are enjoyable and the results …

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Fishing – 08-13-2014

Bert Rawald shows off a 22-inch flounder he caught while fishing on a recent charter with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Summer fishing remains hot — enjoy it while it lasts   Once again, mangrove snapper seems to be the topic upon arrival at the dock. On nearly all of my recent charters, limits of snapper are being filleted at the …

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Fishing – 08-06-2014

Matt Danziger caught a 30-pound blackfin tuna in mid-July 45 miles off the coast of Holmes Beach while fishing with dad, Roger Danzinger. Islander Courtesy Photo

Limitless amounts of mangrove snapper take the hook   While there may not be limitless amounts of mangrove snapper, but I’ll bet you can catch your limit in the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. Mangoes are abundant around just about …

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