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Fishing – 01-20-2016

Celia Hart, visiting Anna Maria Island from Grand Rapids, Michigan, shows off her catch, a cobia hooked on a shiner in 30 feet of water offshore as brother Rich Hart, center, looks on. Ten family anglers were guided to the fish over the winter holidays by Capt. Warren Girle — left, coordinating on the phone with a second boat of anglers.

Sitting by the dock on the bay produces winter catch   Well, you may not be sitting on the dock, but I’ll bet you’ll be fishing it. And probably a lot of them. Dock fishing, especially in the winter, can …

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Fishing – 01-13-2016

Dave Boyd of Palm Harbor shows off a 20-inch trout he caught Dec. 31 in Sarasota Bay while on a charter fishing trip with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Changing weather pattern results in fishing tactic changes   Is it winter yet? If you haven’t noticed, winter arrived in the new year and shut down the unseasonable summer-like weather. Cold northeasterly winds and falling water temps require us to …

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Fishing – 01-06-2016

Will, Julie, Mandee and Jane Caldwell of Nashville, Tennessee, show off examples of their catch — a limit of mangoes ranging from 16 to 18 inches —caught on a Dec. 28 charter with Capt. Danny Stasny.

December 2015 winds up on tight lines, great weather   With temperatures in the mid-80s for the final week of December, both local and visiting fishers found themselves flocking to Anna Maria Island to take advantage of the excellent fishing …

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Fishing – 12-16-2015

Ralph Platz of Canada shows off the whopper 40-pound red fish he caught Dec. 20 offshore of Anna Maria Island in 30 feet of water on a charter with Capt. Warren Girle. The fish was quickly released after the photo.

Find your way out of the wind to find the fish   Despite having a string of windy days, fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistently good — if you know where to look. Finding clean or semi-clear water is …

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Fishing – 12-23-2015

Isabel Stasny, 5, shows off a permit she caught on a live shrimp while fishing with her dad, Capt. Danny Stasny. Isabel wishes everyone a “fishy” Christmas.

Front cools weather, local fishing remains hot   With red tide diminishing in our waters, fishing is improving by the day — especially along the Gulf beaches and heading out to the nearshore reefs. White bait, although starting to thin …

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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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