"Come see us for a taste of Old Florida" -Annie's Bait & Tackle proudly proclaims on their website. Brian and I decided to experience Annie's for ourselves.
Our day of boating started at 6:00 AM, entering the water from a Sarasota boat ramp. It was supposed to be sunny and warm that day. Instead it was windy and chilly. Luckily I had on one of Brian's waterproof jackets or else I could not have made it!
|32 inch Redfish we caught in Brian's over-sized jacket|
|Finally getting into character for pictures!|
|Inside Annie's Bait & Tackle|
|Assortment of bait and tackle|
|Spicy Cuban Sandwich|
It was delicious! As we finished our meal, the Rhode Islanders headed out. A few minutes later, the waitress dropped two "one free beer" coins in front of us. The Rhode Islanders bought us our next round of beers!
|Local fisherman feeding pelicans at Annie's|
We spent the rest of the day going to different fishing spots. I ended the day with an inshore slam- a trout, a redfish and a snook! As we headed back to shore, the sun was setting. It was the perfect end to a perfect day.
|Sunset at the end of the day|
Make sure you stop by Annie's Bait & Tackle!
Hours: 6:30 AM- 9:00 PM Daily
Kitchen Hours: 11:30 AM- 8:00 PM Daily
A special thanks to Brian Sawyer for providing photos.