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Old 01-03-2011, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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I live in the area for over 2 years now. Still my wife buys fish mostly with Albertson's and I don't go fishing. Back in Poland where I lived at the Baltic Sea shore for 20 years we used to buy fish directly from the fishermen at the port or at their small restaurants/stores nearby. That was our best experience with fresh fish. Our dream was to come to the small port when fishermen come back from the sea and buy fresh fish from them. Dreams, dreams, dreams...
There are a few places between Matlacha, northern Pine Island, and Placida where you can buy fresh right off the boat, but I'm not sure about the direct Sarasota area.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:13 AM
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Location: sarasota
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i have to second the Brian's recommendation, although they are quite pricey.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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1. Are you a Florida resident? If so, no need to buy license for saltwater, if you're fishing from shore.
I may be wrong but I think that changed a year or two back. I know you don't need a license to fish from a licensed pier but I seem to recall that you now need a license to fish from shore or to wade, if you are using a pole.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Sarasota
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get all your answers right here: FWC - License & Permit Information: Recreational Hunt, Fish
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:05 PM
 
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I second Twin Lobsters in Englewood. Hubby was told about the place and got scallops for NYE!! They were delicious and very fresh. He said it was packed in there. Will definitely go back.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:32 PM
 
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One place not mentioned is The Lucky Pelican right off University and 75. It's a restaurant but they also have a counter that sells fresh seafood. The Starfish off Cortez is the best though!
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Walt's Fish Market at 4144 Tamiami is decent. I have bought from them several times, and have not been disappointed. Great selection.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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there is place like that where you can buy directly from fisherman in Bradenton.so its not a dream.
snappers,groupers,cobia,mullet so on..
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:28 AM
 
Location: SWFL
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enders fish---what is the location of the place you've mentioned?
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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enders fish---what is the location of the place you've mentioned?
When I was a kid people used to go over to the Cortez Fishing village (in Manatee county) and buy fresh fish off the boats as they came in. I'm not sure if they still do or if this might be where Enders Fish is talking about.

I'd be interested to know as well...
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