The Catch

 

Charter

There are plenty of water activities in the Bradenton Area. But fishing is a local classic. And take it from the pros; they’ll say the best way to fish in the Bradenton Area is via charter boat. Wake up before sunrise and head out on one of the many professionally licensed charter boats in the area. Cast your line for tarpon, grouper and everything in between. With an experienced captain and crew on deck, you’re guaranteed to reel in some fresh fish to cook.


Kayak

Feeling a little adventurous? Be the captain of a different kind of fishing escapade by renting a kayak. Paddle along the coast and get closer to the fish than other boats in the shallow waters. Drop your line, reel in your catch and paddle it to the shore to get it cooked right in front you. The shallow waters create a natural fishing experience that’s perfect for the setting of Old Florida.


Pier

Stick to the mainland for a truly laid-back fishing experience. With an array of piers on Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Bradenton, it doesn’t get much better than posting up on the pier with rod and reel in hand. Listen to the soothing sounds of the tide while waiting for a catch without even having to step foot in a boat. It’s perfectly relaxing – just like fishing is meant to be.

 

The Cook

 

The only thing as good as fishing in the Bradenton Area is getting your epic catch cooked by a pro. Wherever you are in the Bradenton Area, there’s a restaurant within casting distance that will cook it up for you just the way you like it. Here’s your complete guide to the restaurants that participate in the area’s Catch and Cook program.


Bradenton

Jose’s Real Cuban Food
8799 Cortez Road West
941-795-4898


Pier 22
1200 First Ave. W.
941-748-8087


Anna Maria Island

Beachhouse
200 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach
941-779-2222


Sandbar Restaurant
100 Spring Ave.
941-778-0444


Longboat Key

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
412 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
941-383-0102


Harry’s Continental Kitchens
525 St. Jude’s Drive
941-383-0777


Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant
760 Broadway St.
941-383-2391

Related Articles

View all
  1. Paddle Board Yoga

    The perfect mix of R&R with a unique twist: Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga! Island Yoga Space on Anna Maria Island ... >

  2. Get to know Food and Wine on Pine.

    When it comes to Food and Wine on Pine, there’s a lot to enjoy. From local food sourced by some of the area’s best restaurants to authentic Old Florida artwork, it’s an event ...

    Read More >
  3. Taste and tour our Florida wineries

    You might not think of Florida when you think of wine country, but you should. The first wine created in the new world was actually made in Florida by the French Huguenots in 1562. Today, the ... Read More >

Courtyard Marriott Bradenton Riverfront

Located on the Riverwalk, with meeting space for up to 400 guests. Meeting Pkg: $42/pp for meeting room, cont’l breakfast and lunch.

941-747-3727 | Courtyard Marriott

Bradenton Area Convention Center

Located on the scenic Manatee River, this flexible full-service facility has the space and the staff necessary to make your event a true success.

941.729.9177 | Bradenton Area Convention Center

The Powel Crosley Estate

The Powel Crosley Estate has all the modern amenities to successfully host meetings, weddings and other events. Call or visit our page to learn ...

941.722.3244 | The Powel Crosley Estate