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June Fishing Anna Maria Island Update and Report

This June Fishing Anna Maria Island Update and Report features some pretty amazing species. Tarpon have been on every anglers mind lately. From what we hear they have been biting like crazy along the beaches of Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island.  Try using crab for bait. When you hook into a tarpon be ready for a fight.  We have been hearing of battles that have lasted up to an hour and a half.

Inshore June Fishing Has Been Great!

Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island has been excellent, producing big numbers of trout.  The reports have been coming in about lots of catch and release Snook and gag grouper.  

Cobia have been lurking under the piers and bridges feeding on pinfish.  Catch Redfish with the outgoing tides in the afternoon. Mullet are patrolling the flats.

Offshore red snapper are being caught in about 120 feet of water. Mangrove snapper have been biting in 60-80 feet of water.  Try using live shiners or live shrimp. A chum block is a great way to bring the snapper closer to the boat and get them in the mood to start biting.

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Holmes Beach Shopping The Things that Locals Know!

Shop in Paradise At Publix Super Market On Anna Maria Island

There are lots if great restaurants on Anna Maria Island but you can’t eat out every night of the week. Lucky for you Anna Maria Island has Publix Super Market.  It is an Anna Maria Island full service Super Market with a great deli, bakery, meat department, fresh produce, fresh fruit and fresh seafood.

Publix Super Market is located at 3900 East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach just south of Manatee Avenue.

It is a great place to pick up supplies for a month or just one meal. You will find an excellent selection of meat, seafood, produce, and fresh fruit. If you are in the mood for a quick lunch or snack, stop  at the deli and grab a sandwich, they will make it to your liking.

Boars Head Anna Maria Island

I order mine with Boars Head Mesquite Turkey, salami, extra sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo, you should try one!  They have fountain drinks, and refrigerated beverages, as well.  You can even pick up one or two of your favorite bottles of wine, wine coolers, cider, lager and cold beer.

Publix deli also has great prepared foods like fried chicken, potato salad and ready-made sandwiches. (you  In the bakery you will find excellent cakes, doughnuts, bagels, fresh breads, and other tasty treats.

Contact Publix Bakery and Deli Anna Maria Island

You can call ahead to 941-778-5422 to both the bakery and deli and they will have your items ready for pick up.  They can customize your cakes for birthday parties and events.  Check out some of the amazing  selections from Publix Bakery.

There is always something on special at the seafood counter, and they will even steam your pick for you, free while you are shopping.  We like to enjoy those tasty Gulf shrimp, steamed with either Old Bay Seasoning or Cajun spices.

Right next to the Seafood counter, you will find the fresh Sushi.  Sushi is rolled fresh every morning, even on the weekends.  Grab your favorite spicy or savory combo, and some chopstix, and enjoy!

The Anna Maria Island Publix has all your Super Market needs.

You can grab anything from deodorant and cotton balls, to pet food and plastic baggies.  There are coolers, and coozies, lottery tickets, and lazy day reading.  The lobby boasts beach supplies like cover ups, hats, pool toys and beach floats.  Customer Service will even blow them up for you.  There’s a Redbox Movie Rental Box too.  Grab a flyer from the rack that will give you a list of all the Buy 1 Get 1 Free specials for that week, and head inside for all your supplies.

If you are looking for the perfect restaurant, shopping, fishing, entertainment check in with one of our Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental Specialist.  Make sure that you get the most out of your Anna Maria Island Vacation. We have beach house rentals all over Anna Maria Island.  Call Island Real Estate today 877-778-6066 and book your island getaway!

Publix Super Market

3900 East Bay Drive

Holmes Beach, FL  34217

941-778-5422

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Anna Maria Island Beading at Creations by L in Holmes Beach

Anna Maris Island Beading is one of the best things about visiting the cute Creations by L boutique in Homes Beach! There are items for all interests and budgets at Creations by L on Anna Maria Island.

And when I tell you there is something for everyone, I mean it! Beautiful handmade necklaces, bracelets and earrings twinkle in your eye as you walk in the door. One of my favorite beachy items is the Barefoot Sandal.  They are a great way to dress up your tootsies on a day at the beach. These whimsical and dressy designs combine the fun of an anklet with the fashion of footware. Sandal style without having to shlep your shoes, what a unique way to add flair to beach feet! There are all sorts of fun things to choose from on the display tables, including bookmarks, and cell phone charms, key chains and anklets.

Beading at Creations by L on Anna Maria Island

She offers classes for all levels of interest. Not only does she have supplies for beautiful pieces, she also has a great selection for kids.

She has key chains and bag tags that the boys were able to create. My six year old made an alligator with colorful plastic beads. He proudly sports it on his backpack. My eleven year old son choose a glow in the dark alien face he could use as a key chain.

My nine year old daughter made a beautiful anklet that I really thought should have been for her mother! Lois even had a collection of colorful shaped beads that my three year old was able to use.

The kids have also created some jewelry for their grandmother, with gorgeous glass beads and colored crystals.  Of course, they were made to match Grammy’s favorite colors. Lois patiently taught the novices.  She helped with their designs and creations and offered suggestions to assist in the process.

Beautiful Bead Jewelry on Anna Maria Island

There are lovely crystal pieces for a night out, casual stone pieces for island hopping and custom pieces available to highlight your wedding or special event. There are sets and individual pieces, and walls of beads to look at, for creating your own design. The signature piece of the store, though, has to be the new Anna Maria Island Charm Bracelet.

The display case sits front and center, and lets you make your pick of the perfect design. With its beautiful charm choices, you can create a piece that epitomizes your trip to Anna Maria Island’s little piece of paradise. Did you ride the trolley, see some dolphins, find a starfish? Include it on your charm bracelet – this is a perfect keepsake of a fabulous vacation!

To find the perfect accommodations for your trip, don’t forget to check out our Vacation Rentals. Island Real Estate has great weekend getaway specials, and places all over the island, for a perfect break from the hustle and bustle. Call us at 877-778-6066, and one of our Vacation Rental Specialists will be happy to help you find a place to stay.