Photos Cortez in Sarasota Bay
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Cortez (pop. 4,377) Historic Gulf Coast fishing village on the northern edge of Sarasota Bay. Walk over bridge to Anna Maria Island & Bradenton Beach. Weathered old houses & fish companies, boats old & new. A working fishing village. Plenty of areas to fish and birds so used to fisherman they let you walk within feet of them.
Favorites: Annie’s Bar & Bait Shop, Starfish Co (historic c.1920 wholesale fish co., restaurant & fresh seafood market), Bridge Tender Dockside Bar.
Fishing: We caught trout as fast as we could bait the hooks. Unfortunately, (no “keepers”…all too small to keep.