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Rusty Chinnis

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

Reel Time: Preparing for fall fishing

Fall is here even though it may not feel like it. We still have the windows and doors closed and the AC on, but...

Reel Time: The Zen of fishing

The ancient word and concept of Zen have been co-opted to refer to things as diverse as a nail salon and a burger bar....

Reel Time: Yaz Crossing

The Gulf and flats that surround Anna Maria Island were just a day’s drive to the south, but they felt a world away as...

Reel Time: Reflections

While fishing might seem challenging to the average angler, there are definitely some bright spots in what has been a perplexing season. Seasoned guides...

Reel Time: Sarasota Bay Watch active during red tide

Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) is committed to the health of the bay and has been working tirelessly to help people find ways to feel...

Fly fishing the Deschutes

The sky was just beginning to lighten as my wife Christine and I crossed the high desert from Bend, Oregon on our way to...

Reel Time on the road: Fishing the South Georgia coast

While on a recent trip to St. Marys and Cumberland Island, Ga., I had the great pleasure of being introduced to the area’s fishing...
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Reel Time: On the road to St. Marys and Cumberland Island, Ga.

This past week I had the pleasure of an adventure to coastal Georgia when I accompanied my wife to a tai chi workshop in...

Reel Time: The good, the bad and the ugly

This past Sunday morning I launched my boat to check out the red tide situation and look for places to fish. In the process...

Sarasota Bay Watch provides a vehicle for change

If you’re like me, you can’t help but be dismayed with the death and destruction of marine life that is occurring on the west...

Reel Time: Beat the summer heat

Late summer is always a challenging time for local anglers. The bizarre conditions of the last two weeks have complicated things with oppressive heat...

Reel Time: 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...