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 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 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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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 How and Why to Release Fish Alive
Captain John Kipp prepares to release a tarpon after reviving it in the water next to the boat. - Rusty Chinnis | Sun

How and Why to Release Fish Alive

By Rusty Chinnis - May 24, 2021 Catch and release used to be a relatively new concept in sport fishing, one that recognized that fish populations are vulnerable and not the endless…

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