Island Discount Tackle’s “Made in the USA” Sweepstakes

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—-All you have to do is “Like” Island Discount Tackle on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/KeyesMarina and you could win this amazing, top-of-the-line “Made in the USA” offshore rod and reel combo provided by our in-house pro style tackle shop, Island Discount Tackle.
—–We started with a Star Rods Handcrafted B15/4066HC 6’6″, 15-40 lb test boat rod with heavy duty Fiji guides, Fuji graphite reel seat and a slick butt ($199.95) and then added an Avet LX 6.0:1 silver, lever drag reel with 100% machined aluminum rigid frame and 6 sealed, stainless steel ball bearings ($259.95).
—–To enter, no purchase is necessary. Simply go to the Island Discount Tackle Facebook page and “Like” Island Discount Tackle. You will automatically be entered to win. If you have already “Liked” Island Discount Tackle at Keyes Marina, you also are already entered. If you don’t use Facebook, you can enter by simply emailing your full name and address to: info@KeyesMarina.com. Please use the phrase “Summer Sweepstakes” in the Subject line.
—–Ramdom.org drawing for one winner of this unbelievable combo will be held on Monday, July 8th, 2013. The one winner will be posted on our Facebook page and on the Island Discount Tackle website and on the Gaff Magazine Facebook page.
—–Employees and/or their family members of Keyes Marina or Island Discount Tackle are not eligible to win.

Good Luck!!

Island Discount Tackle’s Sunsational Summer Sweepstakes WINNER!

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—At 2:00 pm today, using www.random.org, Jim Keyes selected the winner of Island Discount Tackle’s Sunsational Summer Sweepstakes!

—The winner is: Sean Starkey from Anaheim Hills, California.

— Sean, please contact us at: (941) 778-1977 or jim@KeyesMarina.com so we can make arrangements to get your new St Croix rod and Shimano reel out to you in California.
—Thank you everyone and CONGRATULATIONS Sean!

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Rick Gross-06-03-2013

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Rick Gross – Fishing Report – June 3, 2013
Fishy Business Fishing Charters
SarasotaFishingWithRick.com
Island Discount Tackle Charter Desk: (941) 779-2838
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—–The weather and the fishing this past week out of Island Discount Tackle has been nothing short of spectacular.
—–Offshore we still have kingfish. In fact I had three trips this week where we caught good numbers of kings up to twenty-five pounds. While fishing for kings we also caught spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, black tip sharks and catch-and-release grouper.
—–Inshore snook are making their run to the passes for the spawn. Lots of dark fish just out from the backcountry showed up just this past week. Redfish are still there for the taking just not in the huge schools of a couple of weeks ago. Trout will be on the deeper grass flats around the bay as we come up on this next full moon. Continue Reading…

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Mark Howard-06-03-2013

Captain Mark Howard- Fishing Report – June 3, 2013
SumoTime Fishing Charters
www.SumoTimeFishing.com
Island Discount Tackle Charter Desk: (941) 779-2838
www.KeyesMarina.com

—–Fishing this past week out of Island Discount Tackle at Keyes Marina on Anna Maria Island has been steady with some red hot action mixed in. Speckled trout, redfish and snook have been feeding when the current has been moving .
—–Speckled trout have been the go-to fish for some fillets for the dinner table and exciting action on the flats of Tampa Bay . Many gator trout were landed this past week on my recent charters. A lively shiner rigged on a 1/0 hook with a piece of 30 lb fluorocarbon leader under a popping cork has drawn many of these snaggle toothed predators to the dinner table. Make the old school bobbers pop and gurgle and the bait flash to draw the strikes. Continue Reading…

Island Discount Tackle’s Sunsational Summer Sweepstakes

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—-All you have to do is “Like” Island Discount Tackle on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/KeyesMarina and you could win this amazing, top-of-the-line spinning rod and reel combo provided by our in-house pro style tackle shop, Island Discount Tackle.
—–We started with a St Croix Legend Inshore LIS70MF  7 foot, medium action spinning rod with a fast tip ($329.95) and then added a Shimano Stradic 4000  CI4 spinning reel (219.95).
—–To enter, no purchase is necessary. Simply go to the Keyes Marina Facebook page and “Like” Island Discount Tackle in Keyes Marina. You will automatically be entered to win. If you don’t use Facebook, you can enter by simply emailing your full name and address to: info@KeyesMarina.com. Please use the phrase “Summer Sweepstakes” in the Subject line.
—–Random.org drawing for one winner of this unbelievable combo will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013. The one winner will be posted on our Facebook page and on the Island Discount Tackle website and on the Gaff Magazine Facebook page. Employees and/or their family members of Keyes Marina or Island Discount Tackle are not eligible to win.

Good Luck!!

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Mark Howard-05-06-2013

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Mark Howard-Fishing Report-May 6-2013
Island Discount Tackle Charter Desk: (941) 779-2838
www.KeyesMarina.com

 

—–The Anna Maria Island fishing report this past week out of Island Discount Tackle has been fantastic with the spring pattern finally taking hold and resulting in some action-packed days on the water. Continue Reading…

Egmont Key Sightseeing Tour: Captain Kasay Gunter-04-29-2013

Egmont Key Sightseeing Tour-April 29, 2013
Captain Kasay Gunter
Coastline Dolphin & Snorkeling Excursions
Island Discount Tackle Charter Desk (941) 779-2838
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—–Last Wednesday, on April 24th, we took the O’Brian family on our 3 hour trip to Egmont Key. We went to the “secret” sandbar and found sand dollars, a sticky starfish, a black seahorse and plenty of conch shells. We even saw some manatees on our way home to Keyes Marina.

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Rick Gross-04-22-2013

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report-April-22-2013
Captain Rick Gross
Fishy Business Fishing Charters
SarasotaFishingWithRick.com
Island Discount Tackle Charter Desk: (941) 779-2838
www.KeyesMarina.com

—–“It was a great week” is the fishing report from Island Discount Tackle on Anna Maria Island. Everything that bites in our area is on the prowl. Continue Reading…

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Mark Howard-04-22-2013

 

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report-April-22-2013
Captain Mark Howard
SumoTime Fishing Charters
Island Discount Tackle Charter Desk: (941) 779-2828
www.KeyesMarina.com

—–The Anna Maria Island fishing report this past week out of Island Discount Tackle has been very productive with the spring pattern finally taking hold and resulting in some action-packed days on the water. Continue Reading…

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Danny Stasny 04-15-2013

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Danny Stasny-April-15-2013
Island Discount Tackle Charter Fishing Desk: (941) 779-2838
www.KeyesMarina.com

—–April 2—– I fished around Anna Maria with Bob Salmon joined by his two sons, Hunter and Keegan, and Bob’s friend Dan Barker. We started out fishing some near shore structure with good results. Using live shiners for bait we managed to boat 4 cobia and a 22 inch flounder. Then we switched to using live shrimp on a knocker rig which resulted in numerous keeper mangrove snapper as well as some sheepshead in the 3 to 4 lb range. To finish out the day we rallied on spanish mackerel and a few black tip sharks. Not bad for a bunch of guys from Michigan. Continue Reading…