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Rusty Chinnis

Rusty Chinnis
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Rusty Chinnis is the Outdoors Editor for The Sun.

Trade show features fishing gear

On Wednesday, July 11, I attended ICAST, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades held in Orlando, Fla. I made the trip with Steve...

Protecting and preserving the Gulf

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. - Marcel Proust As I read Jack Davis’ new...

Sarasota Bay Watch restoring clams

Sarasota Bay Watch conducted its fourth large-scale planting of Southern hard-shell clams Saturday, June 16. Over 30,000 clams were transported from Pine Island Sound...

The evolution of Homosassa tarpon fishing

It was in the mid to late 70s when the floodgates opened up in the area. It was a time when the world’s greatest...

The apex of angling

Tarpon could be said to be angling's Holy Grail. I’ve heard top Keys guides refer to catching a tarpon on fly as the apex...

Captains for Clean Water protecting resource

When we’re not fishing we love to read about fishing. We devour articles, books, websites and blogs for enjoyment and to learn about new...
reel time Casting For Recovery

Casting for recovery

The cool air along the Chattahoochee River mingled with the mid-morning sun created a magical backdrop for the female fly fishers as they worked...
Sister Keys Clean Up

Cleaning up the Sister Keys

Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) conducted its annual Sister Keys Clean Up on Saturday, April 28. The event was hosted by the Chiles Group and...
Reel Time

Spring training: Part 2

Last week we discussed some of the exciting opportunities that spring offers. This week I wanted to share some of the special prospects this...

Get the most out of spring fishing

Spring is definitely in the air. It’s one of my favorite times of the year and one of the most productive for all anglers,...
Hunter Brasington

Generation next

A cool wind ruffled the waters of the Manatee River and clouds scudded overhead as we left the relative calm of Warner’s Bayou and...
Jamie Allen

Fishing with Captain Jamie Allen

When I asked Capt. Jamie Allen to describe his profession, he didn’t hesitate. “I truly believe I have the best job in the world. Not...
Hunter Parrish

Fishing against the odds

Every angler longs for the day when conditions are textbook.  After all, fishing is hard enough without having to deal with extremes of weather....
Skiers Island

Sarasota Bay Watch leads island clean up

This past Saturday morning dawned bright and clear, a perfect day for fishing or any number of other outdoor activities. On this particular morning,...

Reel time: Planning for the new year

New Year’s resolutions are a part of the story of the holidays. In my experience, this tradition has spawned more jokes than resolutions that...