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Old 01-31-2021, 02:17 PM   #1
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Iíve got a conference in Tampa at the end of July, of course over my wifeís bday, but Iím going to fly her out at the end and spend 2-3 days. Any recommendations from Clearwater down to Venice?

Wouldnít mind trying to spend a 1/2 day after Tarpon. Sheís content with a beach, pool & spa
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Old 01-31-2021, 03:09 PM   #2
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My wife is from down there(Indian Rocks Beach).

We always stay here when we go back.
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/trav...b3ZlcnJpZGU%3D

Lot's of good places to eat(up and down the beach) and not as crowded as it is if you go 1 mile north to Clearwater Beach.
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Old 01-31-2021, 03:47 PM   #3
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My wife is from down there(Indian Rocks Beach).

We always stay here when we go back.
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/trav...b3ZlcnJpZGU%3D

Lot's of good places to eat(up and down the beach) and not as crowded as it is if you go 1 mile north to Clearwater Beach.
Thanks, this place had already come up in my searches and had good reviews, but good to know someone with personal experience
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Old 01-31-2021, 05:01 PM   #4
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We vacationed on Anna Maria Island 2 summers ago. We enjoyed it. Fairly laid back. Look into Sarasota, Siesta Key, etc.
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Old 01-31-2021, 08:02 PM   #5
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You can go to Venice beach and find fossilized sharks teeth on the beach.

I don't personally know any tarpon guides in the area but you should be easy to find some, the live bait snook fishing in Tampa bay is good that time of year too.
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Old 01-31-2021, 11:02 PM   #6
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Isn’t that where Busch Gardens is? My wife and kids love that place.
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Old 02-01-2021, 12:18 AM   #7
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The snook spawn in the summer. Stalk the beaches near passes from dawn to 8am and focus attention from the shore’s edge to the first gut. On rising and falling tides focus with 100 yards of the passes. I caught over 50 snook in a week doing this one week during the summer in SW Florida.
You need 30lb flouro top shots and high quality lifelike jerkbaits. You’ll miss more than you catch, but that’s snook fishing. Persistence and stealth are key.
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Old 05-03-2021, 09:49 PM   #8
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We vacationed on Anna Maria Island 2 summers ago. We enjoyed it. Fairly laid back. Look into Sarasota, Siesta Key, etc.

This area is on our short list

Iíll be textin you tomorrow for some input.
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:16 PM   #9
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This area is on our short list

Iíll be textin you tomorrow for some input.
We need to discuss over lunch again!
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