Fishin' Frank's is a real good bait & tackle shop here in Port Charlotte. Great guys with lots of info, good prices on all tackle, excellent selection & a new charter buisness that also caters to handicapped/wheelchair fisherpersons. www.fishinfranks.com
has all of the local shore & boat fishing spots on their site with directions & descriptions.
Frank usually has better prices than BPS & the big box stores & offers minimum 1 year warranties on all rods & reels. Also, if he sells you something & you just don't like it, he will take it back for a full exchange so long as it is in reasonable timeframe/condition.
I do not work there & just wanted to let yall know about the resources.