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Grady-White Winter Boat Sale Event Now At Cannons Marina.


The Grady-White factory is offering terrific incentives towards the purchase of any new Grady-White Boat and 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 rethink things and come to… Keep Reading

Island Ocean Star Sushi Now Open on Anna Maria Island

island ocean star sushi anna maria

One of our favorite sushi places has opened a new waterfront restaurant on Anna Maria Island, Island Ocean Star, featuring gorgeous views and plenty of dock space, so you can easily boat-up, hop off and enjoy a delicious dinner. Ocean Star has been the sushi hot spot in Holmes Beach and on the mainland in… Keep Reading

Your Guide for Fishing Over the Holidays

fishing for the holidays

What do fishing guides do on their days off? I can't speak for everyone but most of the time, I go fishing, for my own enjoyment, and sometimes take a friend along. But last weekend for Thanksgiving, I kicked back, relaxed, watched fishing shows and some football on TV. Next question - What do fish do on… Keep Reading

The Key to Catching Flounder in Cooler Weather

Phil Whitehouse with a Flounder he caught on a CAL jig with a Shad tail.

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 it’s… Keep Reading

symphony on the sand

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

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

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