Anne Leslie: I personally think of this place as my little hide away from the dull points in life. The Philly steak wrap and the grouper on any salad is a great choice.
Boom: This casual waterside eatery is the home of our favorite blackened dry-rub wings. Eli Brown: Crispy duck and the grouper were excellent.
Mike Brown: From 4 till 7 pm it's half off pasta's and entrée's and $2.00 Finland Martini's. Denny Gay: Love the boneless wings. Grouper sandwich is great too.
Greek, Seafood, Pizza, Steakhouses, Vegetarian options Striving daily for freshness and quality Ray fries his grouper to perfection, bakes or blackens it on request.
This nameless ‘guy’ is said to put the magic touch on their grouper sandwich that can only be understood when tasted, not described. Circles is the perfect place to park your car or boat for drinks, food, and music while enjoying views of Tampa Bay.
Oyster catchers offer a tender, meaty hunk of black grouper dressed traditionally with grilled onions and a delicate rémoulade made with a touch of spice. It is served with either grilled, pulled or blackened grouper with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce.
1 At Big Pier 60 in Clearwater, a few Spanish mackerel were caught early before the latest front, but nothing since. Decent whiting have been caught, but the water has been churned up, reports Big Pier 60 Bait & Tackle (727-462-6466).
2 At Madeira Beach, nearshore there are dogfish around a depth of 30 to 70 feet on live shrimp. The black fin tuna bite is picking up for the pelagic anglers, reports Capt.
4 At Fort De Soto Park, sleepyhead up to 5 pounds are biting around the bridges, the area docks and the marina. At the pier, sleepyhead are on the pilings, but the water is churned up, reports Joe Berlin of Terra Verde Bait and Tackle (727-864-2108).
The shallow reefs and rock piles are holding good numbers of keeper grouper. There’s plenty of snooks, redfish and trout in Terra Can Bay and the mouth of the Manatee River, reports Capt.
“There’s a phenomenal gag grouper bite in Tampa Bay right now,” reports Capt. 6 At Anna Maria, redfish up to 30 inches are up around the docks of Palma Sold and on the west side of the sound around Key Royale.
Good-sizes nook are holding at the Rod and Reel Pier, but they’re finicky on the bite, reports Moore. Redfish, trout and a few snooks are biting around Miguel Bay, Terra Can Bay, the mouth of the Manatee River and south to PERCO Bayou and the surrounding flats, reports Capt.
7 At St. Petersburg, the gag grouper bite is solid on most structure, around the bridges, the reefs and along the shipping channel. Redfish have moved real shallow and cut bait on the bottom is producing in the deeper holes on the low tides.
• At Homosassa, the offshore gag grouper bite has been good using live pinkish, but cooler water has made the fish sluggish. Live shrimp are the best bait, but soft plastics along the rocky points along the north shorelines will produce, reports Capt.
• At Fort Pierce, lane snapper are biting offshore on the bottom at a depth of 50 to 80 feet. The Melody Lane Pier and the bridge catwalks are producing sand perch, sleepyhead and black drum.
The oyster bars and mangrove edges in the river are also producing sleepyhead, reports the Fishing Center of St. Lucie (772-465-7637).