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Fishing – 12-16-2015

Michelle Martin shows off a permit — her first — caught on a live shrimp while on a Dec. 11 charter fishing trip with Capt. Danny Stasny.

How to find fish for the cooler? Avoid areas with red tide   With red tide still being reported throughout our region, opportunity for the local fishing may seem bleak. Don’t be discouraged. Finding fish that will bite may be …

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Fishing – 12-09-2015

Geno Lynn of Bradenton shows off the 22-inch permit he caught Dec. 3 on a live shrimp while beach fishing with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Red tide go away — please, don’t come back   Although patches of red tide are present throughout our areas, fishing remains consistent. The key to finding a bite is in the water quality. Areas where clear, clean water exists …

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Fishing – 12-02-2015

Samuel, Seth and Emma Poole, visiting Anna Maria Island from Clayton, Georgia, show off their catch of redfish — spotted tail — and a black drum — wearing prison stripes — caught using live shrimp on a recent fishing charter with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Thanksgiving leftovers gone? — time to put fillets in the fridge   Now that the leftover turkey is gone, maybe there’s space in the fridge for some fish fillets. This week I decided to change tactics due to the cooler …

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Fishing – 11-25-2015

Kim Harrison of Miami shows off her gag grouper caught Nov. 12 using a sardine in about 55 feet of water offshore of Anna Maria Island. Harrison and her family caught more grouper and snapper fishing with Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Charters.

Strong breezes, red tide put damper on fishing action   Strong breezes from the south are still managing to allow traces of red tide to linger in our local waters. Despite this occurrence, fishing remains consistent, especially in waters north …

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Fishing – 11-18-2015

Craig VerBeek and Tom Hoort, visiting Anna Maria Island from Holland, Michigan, fish near shore Nov. 13 with success on mangrove snapper with shiners for bait on a charter with Capt. Warren Girle.

Skirt around red tide for red-hot fishing action   Traces of red tide are being reported from Charlotte Harbor to Pinellas County but fishing around Anna Maria Island has remained consistent. I’m fishing nearshore structure in hopes of avoiding what …

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Fishing – 11-11-2015

Linda Creamer, Jack Hilton, Joe LaRue, Patti Dowdell, and Paul Mazzi, all visiting from Maryland, show off their Nov. 4 catch, the result of a nearshore charter fishing trip with Capt. Warren Girle. They caught mangrove snapper and mackerel on shiners — and invited the captain for dinner.

Local fall fishing consistent despite reports of red tide   Despite some patches of the red tide bloom, which seems to be creeping along the Florida Gulf coastline, fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistent. Mangrove snapper, Spanish mackerel, shark …

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Fishing – 11-04-2015

Lene Kjaerholm of Denmark holds her 31-inch cobia catch, with help from husband Klaus for the photo. She hooked up with the Halloween bomber on a shiner while on a morning charter Oct. 31 near shore with Capt. Warren Girle.

Improvement in weather brings hot fishing action   Well, the wind finally stopped blowing, the nights are cooler and the sun is out. Let’s go fishing. Some of us were lucky enough to fish all during the windy days, so …

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Fishing – 10-28-2015

Gregg Bayer of Holmes Beach, sister Theresa and husband Rich Stanaski, visiting Anna Maria Island from Pennsylvania, show off their Oct. 20 nearshore catch of kingfish using shiners on a charter fishing trip guided by Capt. Warren Girle.

Fall migration is on —action arrives for local anglers   Fall fishing is heating up for migratory species as temperatures cool down. Fishing around Anna Maria Island beaches is now host to a number of migratory species — Spanish mackerel, …

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Fishing – 10-21-2015

Capt. Danny Stasny hoists a 22-inch “platter” flounder he caught Oct. 17 on nearshore structure using a half-ounce knocker rig and a shiner.

Cooler temps bring anglers hot action on migratory species   That beautiful fall weather we’ve been yearning for? We’re starting to get a little taste. Mornings in the low 70s still seem foreign to me after the scorching heat of …

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Fishing – 10-14-2015

Phil Hardwick of Indiana and buddy Gene Clements of Missouri converged on Anna Maria Island for a fishing charter with Capt. Warren Girle. The men have been friends since they met at age 18 in Germany, while serving in the U.S. Army. Fishing offshore with shiners for bait, they caught their limit of mangrove snapper, along with sharks and mackerel that were released. Hardwick served two tours in Afghanistan and Girle offered a “thank you” to both men for their service.

Great weather brings great fishing action to AMI   Our first taste of autumn has arrived and along with great weather, we can expect to see great action in the backcountry, along the beaches and at nearshore structure. With water …

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