The Key to Catching Flounder in Cooler Weather

  The fall season brings cooler and shorter days. The reality of the change for me is when Daylight Savings Time ends. “Spring forward, fall back” is what I hear, but for me it just means that I come in from fishing an hour earlier because of the earlier sunset time. It also means that… Keep Reading

As the weather cools down, the season heats up! Some of our favorite Anna Maria Island events take place in the months of October and November, so mark your calendar for the following happenings. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Island October 18 from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. and October 19 from 10 a.m. - 10… Keep Reading

Yamaha Outboard Motor Sales Event

yamaha outboard motor sale

Get your Yamaha Outboard Motor today. For a limited time purchase an eligible new Yamaha Four-Stroke Outboard and receive up to $550 credit toward the purchase of additional goods or services from us and/or extended warranty. Offer ends November 18th, 2014. Call today 941-383-1311 or better yet  - stop by to see how you can… Keep Reading

How to Find Your Fishing “Spot”

school of snapper

Fishing offshore is all about the numbers -  GPS numbers, that is.  We use these latitude and longitude numbers to mark a spot when fishing for structure-oriented fish like grouper, snapper, and amberjacks. But how do we find these magic "spots?" And how can you make sure that the next time you come back to… Keep Reading

St. Armands Boat Show – October 25th & 26th


Cannons Marina will be invading St. Armands Circle on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th, bringing out the best-of-the-best in boats for the 2014 St. Armands Boat Show! Grady-White and Southwind Boats, all with Yamaha motors, will be displayed in the middle of "The Circle," making St. Armands Circle, the weekend's perfect family-fun destination… Keep Reading

Snook: Do We Love Them to Death?

Cliff Davis of Tampa posing for a quick picture with an upper slot snook prior to release.

I admit it; one of my favorite "eating" fish is a snook. Certainly though, pompano has to be my top choice, and then possibly flounder, but snook? Well, a snook is just something different. Years ago, snook were called “soap fish” by anglers who rarely skinned fish before cooking them. Some just scaled them, gutted… Keep Reading

Grady Days Grady-White Boat Sale Now At Cannons Marina.


The Grady-White factory is offering terrific incentives towards the purchase of any new Grady-White Boat.  Save up to $15K on select models. Now is the best time ever to purchase the Grady-White Boat of your dreams. This deal is just too sweet of a sale to miss out on. So if you have been hedging, you might want to… Keep Reading

Employee Spotlight: Scott Howell

Scott Howell holding one of his aluminum fish sculptures

At Cannons Marina, we like to blog about some of our employees so you can get to know the GREAT people who work here and how talented the people are who work on your boats. Today, we are introducing you to Scott Howell, a Rigger and Parts Technician. Scott is not only awesome at his… Keep Reading

Boating Destinations around Anna Maria Island

Star Fish Company - a great boat-up restaurant off of Anna Maria Island

When you own or rent a boat, you get to see the hidden beauty that Anna Maria Island has and is just waiting to be discovered…by you.  There are many places to visit by boat around Anna Maria Island, and we've got a few spots to tell you about that are locals' favorites.   1… Keep Reading

Summer Fare: Harry’s Fish Taco Recipe

photo credit: Chad Spencer

What do you CRAVE during the hot days of summer?  For us, it's fish tacos and a cold beer!  Fish Tacos used to be a West Coast thing...and we're not talking about the West Coast of Florida, we're talking about California.  Yes, I have flown cross-country to experience fish tacos from San Diego.  But now… Keep Reading

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