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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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Fishing – 04-08-2015

Capt. Will Osborne of Osborne Fishing Charters out of Cortez was fishing with Molly Taylor in Sarasota Bay March 30 when Taylor hooked up this monster tarpon — estimated to be 150 pounds — near the Cortez Bridge. Taylor battled the silver king for 45 minutes while a crowd watched her reel it to the boat. The fish was revived and released healthy to hook up another day. Islander Courtesy Photos.

No more cold fronts — please, let it spring into summer   Water temps are on the rise again, and, again, the bite is improving. The last week of March’s water temps fell into the mid 60s after the cold …

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Fishing – 04-01-2015

Michael Imparato of Bradenton shows off his whopper 31-inch linesider, caught March 17 offshore of Anna Maria Island on white bait on a charter fishing trip with Capt. Warren Girle.

Snook, redfish, trout — no break on action for this hot trio   Fishing the flats around Anna Maria Island is proving to be as good as it gets. Live bait shiners are providing sizzling flats action for spotted seatrout …

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Fishing – 03-25-2015

Bruce Georgov hooks up a 40-inch snook in Sarasota Bay using cut ladyfish while on a March 6 charter with Capt. Warren Girle. After a quick photo, the over-slot linesider was released to fight another day.

No (spring) break: action heats up on snook, redfish, trout   Springtime fishing around Anna Maria Island is heating up fast. Both back country and migratory species are being caught with regularity. On the flats, snook and redfish are devouring …

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Fishing – 03-18-2015

Bill and Barbara Keening along with friend Scott King, all from Bradenton, fished Sarasota Bay the afternoon of March 12 and caught trout using shrimp for bait on a charter with Capt. Warren Girle.

Warm waters means hot fishing   Springtime fishing around Anna Maria Island is living up to its reputation, when warmer waters and light breezes are providing some of the best fishing our region has to offer. Whether fishing with live …

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