Read more about the article Reel Time: Jack Crevalle, Pit Bulls of the Sea
Capt. Rick Grassett with a large jack crevalle he landed while tarpon fishing off Longboat Key. - Rusty Chinnis | Sun

Reel Time: Jack Crevalle, Pit Bulls of the Sea

For most local anglers, jack crevalle is not a target species. That’s pretty much true for fly and spin anglers who troll the beaches and passes. Most jack crevalle are…

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Read more about the article Reel Time: Clean Water Act Case Benefits Anglers
Island businesses are often the first to feel the effects of nitrogen rich waters. - Rusty Chinnis | Sun

Reel Time: Clean Water Act Case Benefits Anglers

Suncoast Waterkeeper and partner environmental groups Tampa Bay Waterkeeper, Manasota-88 and Our Children’s Earth Foundation have once again given local anglers cause for some badly needed optimism. This past week, a settlement of a…

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Read more about the article Reel Time on the Road: River of Painted Rocks
A hard-fighting striper was a pleasant surprise for Rusty Chinnis on his float trip. - Wes McElroy | Submitted

Reel Time on the Road: River of Painted Rocks

The river’s edge was garlanded with the lime-green blush of early spring. Maples, oaks and sourwood trees lined the banks, punctuated with the blossoms of flowering dogwoods, eastern redbud and…

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Read more about the article Reel Time on the Road: Looking back, Paying Forward
David Schulhofer, 16, shows off his catch with guide Zack Chapman, left, and the author. - Rusty Chinnis | Sun

Reel Time on the Road: Looking back, Paying Forward

One of the things I like most about fishing is the friends we make along the way and the many experiences that last a lifetime. When we can combine that…

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Read more about the article Vote Water
The Vote Water yard sign makes it clear that this isn't a partisan issue.

Vote Water

Insults to Florida’s environment point to the lack of political will to effect the changes that are necessary to preserve our environment and the economy it supports.  

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Read more about the article Selby Gardens ‛bioblitzes’ the Sister Keys
The 'bioblitzers' take a break with the support of a Sister Keys mangrove. – Submitted Photo

Selby Gardens ‛bioblitzes’ the Sister Keys

By Rusty Chinnis - May 30, 2021 I’ve always been a big fan of Sarasota’s Selby Gardens and the work it does in the community and beyond. As a member, I stop…

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