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Rusty Chinnis

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Rusty Chinnis is the Outdoors Editor for The Sun.
Reel Time: Spain – Madrid and Toledo

Reel Time: Spain – Madrid and Toledo

Spain was never on my list of places to travel. When looking for a new destination to explore, Chris and I settled on Portugal...
Reel Time: Get ready for fall

Reel Time: Get ready for fall

If I had to pick a least-favorite month for fishing, September would certainly be in the running. This is hurricane season and the height...

Reel Time: Charleston and the Low Country

Charleston, South Carolina, is a city that’s been on my list to visit for a very long time. The first week in August my...
Reel Time: Scallop Search Aug. 24

Reel Time: Scallop Search Aug. 24

Sarasota Bay Watch’s annual Scallop Search, its signature and longest-standing event, is slated for Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on City...
Reel Time: Grant boosts SBW clam restoration effort

Reel Time: Grant boosts SBW clam restoration effort

On Monday, Aug. 5, Sarasota Bay Watch received an award letter and grant agreement from the Sarasota based Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation. The...
Reel Time: Cameras – catch and release digitally

Reel Time: Cameras – catch and release digitally

The world of digital photography and videography continues to evolve, and anglers have never had more options to explore. Whether you're capturing a picture...

Reel Time: Success – opportunity meets preparedness

It seems that we have to work harder all the time for a day on the water that includes catching fish. That’s after actually...
Reel Time: Line and leaders

Reel Time: Line and leaders

When anglers talk tackle, the conversation is usually centered on rods and reels, lures and accessories. While these make up the largest part of...
Reel Time: Waterkeeper Alliance holding polluters accountable

Reel Time: Waterkeeper Alliance holding polluters accountable

The Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit that is exclusively focused on clean water. The Alliance works to preserve and protect...

Reel Time: Dog days strategies

Dog days (Latin: diēs caniculārēs) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the dog days of summer are most...

Reel Time: Tarpon primer

Tarpon are one of the premier gamefish that swim local waters and are a noble adversary on any tackle. The fish that frequent our...
Reel Time: The morning run

Reel Time: The morning run

The surroundings flooded my senses as the morning dawned, a receding thunderstorm having just ionized the air with a freshness that only served to...
Reel Time: Cleanup celebrates World Ocean Day

Reel Time: Cleanup celebrates World Ocean Day

Sarasota Bay Watch and ninety-one community volunteers from Sarasota and Manatee County conducted their annual New Pass underwater cleanup Saturday, June 8, at Ken...
Reel Time: The elephant in the bay

Reel Time: The elephant in the bay

It’s not with any pleasure that I sit down and write an outdoors column on water quality issues and red tide at one of...