Well a sad and Happy Day

The sad we had a lot of people there to look in side to see the devastation and morn the loss of what was Fishin Franks which was a family member to them,

The happier news we saved mural walls, brunt panels even found some reels!
Dozens of people amazing people reclaimed all of the decking chair materials from the seminar area,
the light house which was first up at the old SOS marine and the Metal Fish which Mac’s metals made for us.

Holy fish, Fish man, what a crazy week.
To everyone who made it there today and the people who wished they could be there, Thank you,

up date on the new store, We are about 75% that we will be opening up, Hey big changes in the last hours as yesterday it was 50/50 , Still insurance, county approval, Bank loan, and a few other things.

myself & Terry our crew, and Howard Corr Realator , Mick Graddy insurance, The Bank and others are working every day to try and make this happen, YES I COULD retire but that just sounds boreing

Fishin Frank



Saying good bye to a lost friend tomorrow

Hi Tomorrow at 9:30 I could use a hand. A gas operated cut saw to remove the Muriel from the wall of old Fishin Franks.

and A couple ladders as I would like to save some of the siding from the building. If any one has a screw gun with a star bit, I am going to try and take apart the seminar area.

why, We are looking at a new building as I did not own that property “long pain-full Story So are wish to have the parts of the store we can save and bring them to the house, So if we can get a new store they can be put up.

anyone is welcome to come by and say to the crew and help out or just look in side ,
I understand we ran the store but to many it was also like losing a family member , We will be there most of the day

one last thing if someone has a flat bed that can haul the wall sections that would be cool.
as an up -date it is still 50/50 if we will reopen insurance and bank loans all factor in.

We are miss you and hope to see some of you tomorrow

Fishin Frank


Store hours as of 05/16/20

Covid Hours are ending and we are almost back to normal.
So as of Monday 05/18/20 our hours are

Monday – Saturday 6:am to 8:pm
Sunday – 6:am to 7:pm

New Hours , times they are a changing

    7:am to 6:pm Monday – Thursday

       6:am to 6:pm Fri- Sat-Sun

We will be changing hours as things Change
Please call 941-625-3888  for up-dated times

store hours changing

We will be open this weekend 7:am to 6:pm starting Fri April 3rd

then Starting Monday April 5th, Fishin Franks will be open 8:am to 6:pm possible 8 to 5 see how I hold up.

many of our people do not wish to be exposed to Virus, So they are staying home.
I am too old to work 16 hours a day 7 days a week. and I do not wish to over load the people who are still working.
So in order to keep the store open , with Hours I can maintain 8 to 6 will be the new normal.
until things get better.
Fishin Frank 

where can you go fishin or just be out side, what is closed?? 03/27/20

Ok where can you go fish or just be outside?
this is complicated, The Charlotte County amenities are closed !!!   Now what is that.
this inculdes Piers, Park benches, Grills, handrails. shelters, bathrooms.

Think of it this way anything the county built, in a park.

So take the  Spring lake boat ramp, you can fish from the sand /shoreline but you CAN NOT go on a dock, Pier , or use the bathroom.
Stump Pass park which is state only 50% of the parking spaces can be used. Which from what I understand is for most parks.

At the 41 bridge the walk way under the bridge is a county pier you WILL get a ticket if you walk on it.
however you should be able to fish from the shore line/ seawall.
Now I am sharling this after talking to the county. and it SHOULD be true, again if an officer says you have to leave, LEAVE

they are in a bad / strange place don’t make thier life harder.Just leave.

Right now during this time, we can have everything we want just because we want it.
So be nice to each other, people working in stores at the cash registers and cops and just anyone
Fishin Frank


this week in fishin 1 to 2 pm 03/26/20

So the ramps are open and the piers are closed, But for you Bass fisher people freshwater parks can still be fished,
Here’s the deal. You can fish from the shore at a fresh water park. What you can not do is sit on a bench or picnik table, go in a shelter or use the bath rooms. All of the amenites are closed. which while not siad to me I think is a liabilty issue. So as long as you do not touch or use anything in the park. remember no play ground equipment you can bring a chair and sit by the water or walk through some of our parks. But keep a safe distance from each other, when fishing a rod lenght apart.
Any questions or if I did not explain well enough call ne at the store or tune in at 1:pm kdwradio.com click listen now button we will discuss this more and talk about where the fishing is good and you can legally go. So this week in fishin 1 to 2 pm 97.5 fm or kdwradio.com

Military here?

it is likely the military are here, Mobile testing labs and extra hospital beds are all done by the military,
while it makes people un-easy to think military are here, it may be for very good not evil lock down purpose,
I am trying to focus on real things which they may be a big part of making oour lives better.

PS: makes me nerous too, but trying to keep cool head

a beautiful north port place to go hide

Blue Ridge Park in North port



a really cool place to walk around fish or just sit and enjoy

the pages I made have directions from fishin franks to the spot

enjoy get some sun shine stay a rods length away from each other

Fishin Frank


Daily where to get away spot Taylor Dam

This is one of the old time Snook Fishin Spot, Not much parking but that is a good thing
Quite often Bass will fall over the Dam, So it is common to catch a Snook then a Bass, Below the dam
This area is a major growing area for tarpon, From 6 inches long to 4 foot long



get out sun shine is healthy and keep safe space between you and other ,
Remember A rod length away. Chat from a distance
Fishin Frank

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