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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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Fishing – 06-04-2014

Capt. Larry McGuire, a charter captain out of Bradenton Beach, two mates on the Sea Lady and Susan Grote Smalley show off a double hookup of sailfish. McGuire was on vacation in Quepos, Costa Rica, where his group caught 11 Sailfish in two days, including two double hookups — all landed and released. He reported three more jumpers and 12 nibbles. He also relaxed and enjoyed waterfalls, rainforest and the beaches.

Anna Maria anglers celebrate returning silver kings   As the temperature rises and we move into the typical summertime fishing pattern, tarpon become the main focus of anglers on the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. With this being said, it …

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Fishing – 05-28-2014

Ed Kruse of Northbrook, Illinois, shows off his 27-inch redfish, caught on a shiner while on a recent charter with Capt. Danny Stasny.

AMI fishing opportunities: As good as it gets   If the fishing remains as good as the weather has been we all should be able to catch fish now and again. Whether you’re fishing inshore or nearshore, there are endless …

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Fishing – 05-21-2014

Sarah Wright of Lithia shows off a 32-inch redfish she hooked on a shiner while fishing with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Settling into early summertime fishing pattern Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island is settling into its summertime pattern — just a month early for the calendar. With afternoon showers arriving daily like clockwork, you can expect the gin-clear water we’ve …

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Fishing – 05-14-2014

Matt Hoekwater, Tony Rhine and Morgan Luton of Wesley Chapel show off the results of their triple hookup on a recent charter with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Study tide charts, roll with flow to ensure hookups   Despite the slow moving tides we experienced prior to the May 14 full moon, fishing the shallows has been fairly productive. If you’ve noticed, the midmorning outgoing tides have been …

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Fishing – 05-07-2014

Claudia Medina, 8, of Charlotte, North Carolina, caught the most fish of the morning, including a 20-inch spotted seatrout on a shiner, while on a recent charter with family and Capt. Danny Stasny.

Abundance of spotted seatrout come to the dinner table Spotted seatrout, one of Florida’s most popular backwater game fish, are readily available in our local waters. What’s nice about these yellow-mouthed predators is not only do they provide good table …

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Fishing – 04-30-2014

Cal Broek of Michigan shows off a 40-inch snook he caught on a free-lined shiner while on a charter trip with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Snook make a comeback after 3-year closure   Snook season will come to an end May 1 and with it goes the prospects of a snook dinner — at least until September, when season reopens for this highly desired species. …

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Fishing – 04-23-2014

Kyle Feehan of Holmes Beach, left, and Ilan Adichithara, visiting from Chicago, worked a frenzy of trout on Ilan’s seventh birthday. Ilan is holding his catch. The Feehans and friends caught their dinner on live whitebait cast in the sand holes while drifting over the Key Royale flats.

Pick your days to avoid the boating traffic craze   If you haven’t noticed, the surrounding waters of Anna Maria Island are becoming more popular for boaters as the season rolls on. Drive by any of the local boat ramps …

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