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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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Fishing – 04-16-2014

Roger Danziger of Holmes Beach shows off the 22-pound red grouper hooked 40 miles offshore of Holmes Beach in the Gulf of Mexico about three weeks ago by wife Debbie Yaskin. Danziger said he helped Yaskin by reeling it in.

Full moon kicks off best-ever action on backwater trio   Knowing April 15 was the full moon, maybe you’ve looked at your tide chart and you too are excited to see what’s in store this week. The afternoon outgoing tides …

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Fishing – 04-09-2014

Mike Cope of Atlanta shows off the 29-inch, 8-pound seatrout he caught using shrimp — and released — March 30 while fishing in Sarasota Bay on a charter with Capt. Warren Girle.

Water temps rise, sparking spring fishing sizzle   Fishing in the waters around Anna Maria Island is settling into a normal spring pattern. With a week of sunny, warm days behind us and the winter rains long gone, the water …

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Fishing – 04-02-2014

Gannon Smith, left, his father Danny Smith, and Hunter Stanley, right, all visiting Anna Maria Island from Indiana, fished the morning of March 26 in the rain, but Capt. Warren Girle did not disappoint. The group caught snook and trout on live shrimp.

March fishing — in like a lion, out like a lamb   Springtime fishing for March remains consistent, although the weather is anything but consistent. We’ve seen temperatures in the 80s and temperatures in the 40s in the span of …

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Fishing – 03-26-2014

Debbie Kleinberg shows off her 31-inch cobia, caught March 20 in Sarasota Bay using shrimp on a charter trip with Capt. Warren Girle — and quickly released.

Spring break brings no break to AMI fishing frenzy   Spring break is upon us and with it comes some of the best fishing opportunities for our area. Snook are migrating out of their wintertime haunts and are voraciously feeding …

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Fishing – 03-19-2014

Snowbird Robert Lyons, 85, of Davenport, Fla., and Saratoga, N.Y., shows off a 36-inch snook caught on a recent charter with Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime. Lyon also hooked up a 34-inch snook — both were released after quick pictures.

Last call for sheepies comes on full moon   While the effects of the moon on marinelife may be apparent to experienced anglers, it can’t be thoroughly explained by science. However, this week’s full moon is almost guaranteed to improve …

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