And--in a feat of engineering that took a year--it boasts the only swimming pool on Jewfish
Synopsis of Westralian jewfish
(Glaucosoma hebraicum) (Richardson, 1845) (Pisces: Glaucosomatidae).
A lifelong sailor and boater, Ellis anchored off Jewfish
Key a few years ago so he and his wife and their one-year-old daughter could play on the sandbar just offshore.
We made our way to Lower Harbor Key, across Jewfish
Basin to the Mud Keys.
LONG BEFORE STEVE ELLIS dreamt of building a grand, green vacation home with open-air stairwells and disappearing sliding-glass doors, he sat under the mangroves on the shore of his then-undeveloped lot on Jewfish
Key, alongside his wife, Catherine, and their daughter, Saylor, and marveled at the cool breeze rolling off the bay.
My first clue about the viability of oysters as bait occurred one night years ago under the old Jewfish
Creek Bridge in Key Largo.
Just inside Longboat Pass (north end of Longboat), Jewfish
Key is a big-time snook haunt--especially along the south end where a deep cut runs close to a rocky edge spiked with lots of downed timber.
The Polynesian-style home, boasting separate pods, sits on an island, surrounded by the waters of Jewfish
Creek just 10 minutes from the mainland and looking toward the Longboar Key bridge and twinkling Sarasota city skyline.
But it's all about stone crabs on a perfect January morning when, as the sun rises over Sarasota Bay, O'Leary's boat glides our over glass-still water between the tiny, densely wooded islands of Jewfish
Key and Sisters Key into the placid expanse of the Gulf of Mexico.
This ultra-laid-back cafe sits at the entrance to the historic Bradenton Beach City Pier (circa 1921), making it a prime spot to watch leisure boats travel the Intracoastal Waterway, shrimp boats heading our of Cortez, and to the south, the natural beauty of Jewfish
Other anglers shared their fish tales--five- to six-foot jewfish
and sharks galore, including an eight-footer caught during tarpon season.
At the north end of Longboat Key, Longbeach has two designated anchorages between the shores of Longbeach and Jewfish
Key, right off ICW can marker 39.