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Rusty Chinnis

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

Catch and release: Pass it on

Talk of catch and release was once common among anglers. These days I’m seeing and hearing less about it and some of the postings...
Lefty Kreh and Rusty Chinnis

All the best

In my life there have been a few people that have made a lasting impression. Some rise to the top, rich experiences, like cream...
Reel time Left Hand Casting

Left(y) is right

Close your eyes for a moment and visualize the first time you tried to ride a bike. If you were like me, it was...
Tripletail

Fall brings exciting fishing to AMI

Now that the first cold front of the season has arrived on Florida’s west coast, anglers can expect some of the year’s best fishing....
Scallopalooza

Scallopalooza fundraiser ‘clamtastic’

Sarasota Bay Watch's annual fundraiser, Scallopalooza, on Saturday, Sept. 23 was once again a big success. SBW is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and the...
Redfish

Redfishing at its best

Late summer and early fall provide some of the area’s best opportunities for redfish. September is one of the premier months, a time when...
Scallop Search

Tenth annual scallop search defies odds

Sarasota Bay Watch’s annual scallop search is the organization’s signature event. Designed to help scientists monitor scallop populations and engage citizen scientists, it is also...
Reel time seagrass

Seagrass: Rainforests of the sea

The seagrass meadows that surround Anna Maria Island are mostly hidden from view and are only exposed on extreme low tides during the full...
Perico Preserve

Preserving our nature legacy

Less than five miles from Anna Maria Island, Robinson Preserve, Perico Preserve and the Neal Preserve protect nearly 800 acres of prime estuarine habitat....
Perico Bayou

Perico perfection

Perico Bayou, in all its backwater splendor, is one of the subjects on display in an exhibit of art by local anglers this month...