Get out your sparklers! Our waterfront communities are ready to celebrate the 4th of July in style with parades, fireworks and festivities!  Here is a list of all of the 4th of July celebrations going on in Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota and Bradenton. Anna Maria Island Anna Maria Island’s 4th of July Parade for… Keep Reading

How to Go Crabbing with a Line and Dip Net

This past weekend, my family had our annual vacation in Homosassa, Florida.  All of the kiddos were obsessed with going crabbing (or “crabbin’,'” in local speak), using a line and dip net off the docks at Riverside Resort.  We always find that “crabbing” (catching crabs) is a fun way for kids to pass time in… Keep Reading

This one’s for mom – who hated the sun but loved the beach. To all the moms out there who are just OVER tanning.  We all regret those bad decisions we made in our early years – slathering ourselves with baby oil and basking in the sun until we were fried like bacon.  Now we are much more… Keep Reading

Grady-White Boat Sale!

Summer is just a few months away and we all know that summer is the best time to be out on the boat!  If you haven’t got your new Grady-White yet, this just might be a GREAT time to do it. We are offering terrific savings towards the purchase of any new Grady-White Boat. NOW is the… Keep Reading

Suncoast Boat Show – Weekend!

Come out and see us at the Suncoast Boat Show!  The Suncoast Boat Show is the major boat show for this area and has experienced phenomenal growth over the past few years. It is a great time for the whole family because not only will there be hundreds of beautiful boats on display, there are… Keep Reading

Top 14 Signs You Grew Up in Cortez Village

Cortez Village is one of the few working fishing villages that still exists in Florida and when I was growing up, I was lucky to call this unique place home.  It is amazing to be from Cortez. I just wished the world could understand our simple, sweet and pragmatic lives. Here’s my list of special things… Keep Reading

Many people think of February 13 – 14 as Valentine’s time…not us!  We know, the most important thing going on that weekend is the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival 2016!  This festival has certainly stolen our heart.  To us, nothing is more romantic than strolling along the lanes of Cortez Fishing Village, smelling the salty air and… Keep Reading

Thank goodness the weather is going to cooperate this weekend for the Bayfront Boat Show, located at Marina Jack in downtown Sarasota on January 29 – 31. Mother Nature will be providing the gorgeous sunny days and we will be supplying the latest and greatest Grady-White Boats for you to peruse (and definitely drool over).  We… Keep Reading

It’s official…Boating Industry Magazine named the “Top 100” list of Boat Dealers in America and guess what?  Cannons was on the list!  We are even more excited to announce that this is the 9th year in a row that we have made the “Top 100” list. We have to give a big “thank you” to our… Keep Reading

Fishing on the Gulf Coast during a Warm December

So far, December has been amazingly warm in the Tampa Bay area. December days hitting the low 80’s? Pinch me! As an angler, if you get out before or after any cold fronts, you can find some pretty awesome inshore fishing here on the Suncoast. Approaching fronts will keep offshore boats tied to the dock most of the… Keep Reading

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