Views From Island Discount Tackle 04-12-2013

Jim Keyes–Views From Island Discount Tackle 04-12-2013
Island Discount Tackle: (941) 779-2838

—–Well, it’s Friday and our judging crew has determined that this week’s CANAL MONSTER SNATCH award will recognize the ongoing and often futile attempts of Johnny Mattay to tame the beasts in our favorite canal!
—–Johnny has completed many a canal slam, bringing a single-day combination of catfish, pinfish, toadfish and gut-snagged mullet to his delighted family’s table after his shift behind the counter at Island Discount Tackle.
—–Lately, he’s been working his fishing wizardry on the elusive canal snook and you can see the results for yourselves! We will certainly be honoring this fine young man and his occasionally victorious canal campaigns with a delicious beer (or two) out by the shrimp tank this evening and we may have a spare cold one if you’re in the neighborhood!!

Views From The Tackle Shop 03-30-2013

Jim Keyes–Views From Island Discount Tackle 03-30-2013
Island Discount Tackle: (941) 779-2838

—–Congratulations to Joey Dyer who wins this week’s CANAL MONSTER SNATCH award for this impressive black drum which he wrestled into submission from a prime corner of our docks in the Holmes Beach Boat Basin!
—–Joey was visiting Anna Maria on vacation and fishing with a friend when the big drum whacked his lively shrimp.
—–After an epic battle which attracted plenty of attention and advice from passers-by, Joey managed to land the fish with the help of our own Jonny Keyes who rushed a landing net to the scene in the nick of time.
—–In keeping with tradition, the Island Discount Tackle staff will salute Joey’s accomplishment by drinking a beer in his honor at the next opportunity (maybe twice). Thanks Joey, we like this award!!