Read more about the article How to plan a successful fishing trip
When you're heading out to fabled fishing waters, having everything in order increases your odds of success. - Rusty Chinnis | Sun

How to plan a successful fishing trip

Planning any fishing trip can be a challenge, given the peculiarities of weather and the idiosyncrasies of fish. Add a few thousand miles, a different language and an exotic species or…

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Read more about the article Pursuing a developer’s destruction of mangroves
An aerial view of the mangroves west of the Aqua by the Bay development reveals mangroves that have been cut excessively and appear to be dead or dying. - Rusty Chinnis | Sun

Pursuing a developer’s destruction of mangroves

People who fish locally know the importance of mangroves. Intertwined with their twisted roots is a web of life that’s inextricably bound to the snook, redfish, trout, flounder, grouper and…

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Read more about the article Using tides to improve your chances of catching fish
Full moon low tide on the Sister Keys reveals areas where fish congregate. - Rusty Chinnis | Sun

Using tides to improve your chances of catching fish

I’ve written about tides before, but I’m constantly being reminded of how important understanding them is to the success of any given fishing trip. Having said that, I must admit…

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Read more about the article A podcast preserves the legends of Keys fishing
Capt. Bob Branham shakes hands with President George H.W. Bush as Andy Mill hears Curt Gowdy announce them as the winners of the Islamorada Bonefish Tournament. You can hear Andy's interview with Bob in Episode 21 of their "Mill House" podcast. - Submitted

A podcast preserves the legends of Keys fishing

For anglers who aren’t familiar with the podcast done by Andy Mill and his son Nicky, listening to "Mill House" will be a treat. I had listened to the podcasts…

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Read more about the article How to enjoy the outdoors without sun damage
A full array of sun protection options is available to today’s anglers. – Submitted

How to enjoy the outdoors without sun damage

The harmful effects of sun exposure are one of the most important things for anglers to understand when they’re fishing Florida waters, especially in the late summer. The sunlight that…

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Read more about the article The smelly, fish-killing prices of inaction
Hopefully, Suncoast Waterkeeper’s legal challenge and settlement with the City of Bradenton addressing the release of polluted water into the Manatee River will help prevent blooms like this one at Robinson Preserve in 2020. – Rusty Chinnis | Sun

The smelly, fish-killing prices of inaction

Red tide. They’re probably two words nobody on or near Florida’s West Coast wants to hear, and I can understand why — sort of. Someone who owns a resort hotel,…

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Read more about the article Never Stop Learning
Stretching fly line before casting might not be necessary, but it’s a good idea to check for memory. – Rusty Chinnis | Sun

Never Stop Learning

Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines learning as “knowledge or skill acquired by instruction or study.”As most anglers will attest, that’s how we’ve gained the ability to successfully (occasionally) target different species…

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