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Race around Lido on Memorial Day

Race around Lido on Memorial Day

Sarasota Sailing Squadron, May 27, 2013: The annual “Race Around Lido”, held at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron every Memorial Day, is a fun sailing event that the whole family can enjoy. The race itself is open to all classes of non-motor boats – sailing, paddle and otherwise and the rules are flexible. The boats are […]

May 27, 2013 | Posted in Key Events, Key Fishing, Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

2013 Sarasota Tarpon Tournament kicking off…

2013 Sarasota Tarpon Tournament kicking off…

The 2013 Sarasota Tarpon Tournament will be held from May 18 through June 23.  The excitement begins with a kick-off event at the Sarasota Hyatt Regency on May 14 with dinner and prizes.  Fishing begins on Saturday, May 18 and runs through June 23.  For an entry fee of $125 you will be competing for […]

May 4, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Key Fishing, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Mote Scientists Return from Successful Great White Shark Expedition

Mote Scientists Return from Successful Great White Shark Expedition

Scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory recently tagged a great white shark with a fine-scale motion sensor and collected biological samples from the shark during an expedition led by the nonprofit OCEARCH in waters off Jacksonville, Fla. Mote scientists returned to Sarasota this week with the samples and a tag recovered from “Lydia,” a great white […]

March 11, 2013 | Posted in Key Fishing, Key Life, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Mote’s red tide update

Mote’s red tide update

Florida red tide was detected at increased levels this week along Sarasota County beaches and continues to cause impacts along Southwest Florida’s coastline, report Mote Marine Laboratory scientists and monitoring partners who are reminding beachgoers of best practices and resources related to red tide. Mote’s Beach Conditions Report System has shown this week that beachgoers […]

January 21, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Key Fishing, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Dead dolphin found in Sarasota Bay

Dead dolphin found in Sarasota Bay

According to Mote Marine scientists, a local bottlenose dolphin was found dead Saturday, Dec. 8, in Venice Inlet and was subsequently examined by Mote scientists, who reported that it most likely died from swallowing fishing gear. The female dolphin was 27 years old, which is relatively young for a dolphin, and was part of the […]

December 16, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Key Fishing, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Boaters rescued off of Longboat Key

Boaters rescued off of Longboat Key

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five people from a 48-foot commercial fishing boat earlier this week after the boat began taking on water near Longboat Pass. Someone aboard the ‘Miss Shannon’ called the Coast Guard at 8:49 a.m. last Monday and reported the boat’s bow was taking on water. According to the Coast Guard, the […]

November 8, 2012 | Posted in Key Fishing, Key Recreation, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Star Fish Market & Restaurant Profiled in Travel and Leisure Magazine

Star Fish Market & Restaurant Profiled in Travel and Leisure Magazine

Star Fish Company, a seafood market and dockside restaurant in Cortez, was cited as one of the best seafood restaurants in the U.S. in the October issue of Travel and Leisure magazine.

October 20, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Key Dining, Key Fishing | Read More »

Stone crabs are back and bountiful!

Stone crabs are back and bountiful!

As Longboat Key winter residents trickle back to the Key, another local favorite has arrived in full force — stone crabs.

October 20, 2012 | Posted in Key Dining, Key Fishing, Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

Sarasota fishing report

Sarasota fishing report

Fall is definitely in the air and we are moving toward some great October fishing. The redfish bite is right on track for this time of year. The numbers and size is picking up and they are all along the mangrove islands and edges.

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Key Fishing, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Beggar the dolphin dies

Beggar the dolphin dies

Known as “Beggar,” the bottlenose dolphin was one of the most studied wild dolphins in the world and an example of how human behavior can sometimes hurt wild animals.

October 2, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Key Fishing, Key Life, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »