I am a retired builder, a Coast Guard Licensed Guide, an outdoor writer and photographer. I was President of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, I write a local fishing column for the Anna Maria Island Sun (www.amisun.com/reeltime). I am also a founding member and Chairman Emeritus of Sarasota Bay Watch (www.sarasotabaywatch.org) a non-profit committed to the health of the bay. I am a Fly Fishers International Casting instructor and fishing is a passion that I have been pursuing in local waters for over 30 years. I am happy to advise on local waters and/or information on the area’s best guides, special bike hikes and where to find the best photo opportunities.
~ Rusty Chinnis