Hurry in to Cannons! GRADY DAYS Grady-White boat sale going on NOW!

Snook: Do We Love Them to Death?

  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… 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

Tim Kolschowsky with a Permit

Make no mistake about it-- it's hot out there, but the fishing can be just as hot as the temperature if you're at the right spot at the right time. Variety might be the name of the game, but quality fish are also being caught in lower Tampa Bay right now. The areas we have… Keep Reading

tarpon bait

The majestic tarpon, also fondly known as the silver king, might be the gold standard when it comes to game fish.  A silvery reflection beams back at the dawn’s early light as tarpon roll along the beaches. A watchful eye peeled on the water from the shoreline will catch a flash of light by the… Keep Reading

Fireworks on Anna Maria Island

4th of July is one of our favorite holidays. What's not to love?  A three-day weekend plus hot-and-steamy weather equals the perfect recipe for boating.  Add in some fireworks and it couldn't get any better!  Lucky for us, Tropical Depression Arthur chose the other coast of Florida, so weather-wise, it's also looking like an ideal… Keep Reading


Cannons Marina is proud to announce a sponsorship of the West Florida Scuba Club. The new club is growing fast, has a board of directors filled with world-class professional divers, and a number of exciting events planned for the near future. The inaugural meeting was held June 11 at the Carlton Arms River Clubhouse in… Keep Reading

florida sea shells

I have always loved shelling. From the time I was a little girl, my family would rent a vacation house on Anna Maria Island (back when you could rent a Gulf-front cottage for only $500 a month!) and shelling was the main event. You would generally find my me, my mom and grandmother out on the… Keep Reading

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