Red Tide Recovery Underway
By Teresa Donaldson, CCA Florida Director of Communications

Following devastating red tide events in Florida, which began in late 2017 and lasting into early 2019, CCA Florida stepped up to the plate to lead recovery efforts of several of Florida’s most iconic fisheries, including redfish and snook populations.

The Perfect Sportfish
Unparalleled sped, a voracious appetite, aerial aerobics – sailfish have it all.
Text and Photo by Ali Hussainy

With a top speed nearly 70 miles per hour, the sailfish is widely considered to be the fasted fish in the ocean. These fish tend to run in packs and are happy tp eat a variety of angler offerings including olive bait, dead or trolls lures. Combine that speed with a voracious appetite and an aerial show few other fish can match and you have a near perfect sportfish.

Triple Treat
When this offshore fish moves inshore, some anglers can’t resist.
Text By Todd Masson | Photos By Jason Arnold

Justin Bowles is a bona-fide inshore fishermen. He cast his first push-button Zebco in the marshes of Terrebonne Parish, and eventually graduated to targeting leg-length speckled trout alongtheu stanchions of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. However, what Bowles knows about offshore fishing wouldn’t fill the front of a sheet of paper. Double-spaced.

Gallery Feature | Derek Redwine & 5Fin Clothing

5Fin Clothing sought to partner with an artist who was just as passionate about the ocean and the preservation of our resources as we are. Derek Redwine was, of course, a natural fit to portray 5Fin’s commitment to conservation with designs that inspire. His compelling style for marine art was inspired by a life lived around the water.

Don’t Get Burned
Serious Sun Protection is Vital on the Water.
Text By Dave Lear | Graphics by Heather Peterek

Hindsight is always 20/20. Growing up more than 50 years ago, it wasn’t officially summer until I suffered through a sunburn the shade of a boiled Maine lobster. Pain and blisters are great motivators though and I finally wised up. Today, a thorough coating of sunscreen is part of my ritual before I ever reach the water. My ears, nose and lips are on a first-name basis with zinc oxide. And I won’t set foot aboard a boat without a hat and polarized sunglasses. 

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