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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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Fishing – 07-30-2014

The Morris brothers, Jack and Ryan, back row left to right, and twins William and David, visiting Anna Maria Island from Texas, enjoy the results of their first-ever fishing charter. The family was guided to their mangrove snapper catch by Capt. Warren Girle the afternoon of July 22. They fished using live bait in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hot tip: Target summer’s mangrove snapper at structures   Mangrove snapper remain a mainstay for local fishers for another week around Anna Maria Island. Just about any kind of structure you can find, whether you’re in Tampa Bay, Anna Maria …

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Fishing – 07-23-2014

Andrew Crowton shows off his July 15 catch at the Rod & Reel Pier, where he says anglers are finding snook ready to take a hook baited with live shiners and sandperch on the outgoing tides. He says the snook — all released — are ranging in size from 18-40 inches.

Unpredictable weather results in mixed bag of fish   Hot temperatures and unexpected thunderstorms popping up in the past week have made fishing around Anna Maria Island challenging. When fishing the summertime months, it’s wise to keep a close eye …

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Fishing – 07-16-2014

Steve Humphrey Jr. of Grapevine, Texas, shows off his all-time biggest snook — a 32-inch linesider he caught using a live shiner while on a recent charter with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Mangrove snapper and gag grouper cause reefer madness   Despite the frequent thunderstorms, fishing around Anna Maria Island is providing excitement for inshore and nearshore anglers. In between the weather, most fishers are venturing to the nearshore reefs in search …

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Fishing – 07-09-2014

Capt. Danny Stasny holds a respectable-size tarpon for a quick photo with angler Jason Shoclzley of Erie, Colorado, on a July 1 charter fishing trip. Schoclzley’s daughter Maya peers over his shoulder.

Someone turn on the air conditioning — please. As we move into the second week of July, the challenge is to find fish and a breeze to cool off on the water. And as the water temps climb, catching fish …

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Fishing – 07-02-2014

Matt Teffteller of Tyler, Texas, shows off a tarpon he reeled in June 26 while on a charter with Capt. Danny Stasny. The silver king was hooked by Pat Bentley, Teffteller’s uncle, using a shiner. It weighed about 130 pounds and was safely released.

It’s about time — gag grouper season reopens   Who doesn’t like a good grouper sandwich? I don’t know how many times I’ve heard, “Can we keep that?” after one of my clients reels up a nice, keeper-size gag grouper. …

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Fishing – 06-25-2014

Darren Weiss, visiting Anna Maria Island from New York, shows off his June 19 catch, a 24-pound permit hooked on live bait offshore on a guided fishing trip with Capt. Warren Girle.

Consistent good weather results in hot area fishing   Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains good for yet another week. The weather and the fishing are hot. Tarpon remain the main attraction for fishers who want to test their strength. …

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Fishing – 06-18-2014

Sarah Wright of Lithia shows off her tarpon, caught on a charter with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Island outbreak of tarpon fishing fever continues   Tarpon fishing remains the buzz for yet another week on Anna Maria Island. Tarpon addicts from all over the world are migrating to our area to work the local waters with hopes …

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Fishing – 06-11-2014

On a May 30 charter run, Capt. Logan Bystrom and crew hook an albino tarpon off Bean Point at the north end of Anna Maria Island. Albino tarpon are rare, and Bystom has continued to spot this fish within the school of silver kings.

Tarpon epidemic sweeps Anna Maria Island   When local fishers are stricken with a bad case of tarpon fever, they tend to forget about everything else that’s happening in local waters. This being said, you may find your backwater and …

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