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Salt Water Sportsman

Salt Water Sportsman August/September 2019

Salt Water Sportsman covers the world of saltwater fishing. Featuring local authorities from around the country, Salt Water Sportsman provides the regional insight and expertise to help anglers catch more and bigger fish, right in their own back yard. The magazine offers loads of how-to information, advice for those who travel within the greater U.S. and surrounding waters, and reviews of new boats, tackle and electronics.

United States
Bonnier Corporation
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10 Issues


2 min.
salt water sportsman

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Glenn Law SENIOR EDITOR Alex Suescun MANAGING EDITOR Megan Williams ART DIRECTOR Milena Wambold WEST COAST EDITOR Jim Hendricks CONSERVATION EDITOR Rip Cunningham SENIOR COPY EDITOR Nicole Paskowsky CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Dave Lear, George Poveromo FIELD EDITORS Karl Anderson, Gary Caputi, Nick Honachefsky, John McMurray, Mark Sosin REGIONAL EDITORS Ron Ballanti (California), Ric Burnley (DelMarVa), Angelo Cuanang (California), Rick Gaffney (Hawaii), Al Ristori (New York/New Jersey), Robert Sloan (Texas), Dave Vedder (Pacific Northwest) CONTRIBUTORS Carter Andrews, Tim Barker, Richard Gibson, Steve Haefele, James Petrakis, Doug Pike, Robert L. Prince, Steve Sanford GROUP PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Rina Murray ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Kelly Kramer Weekley PRODUCTION MANAGER Keith Coville PRODUCTION ARTIST Peter Coffin SALES AND MARKETING VICE PRESIDENT, MANAGING DIRECTOR Glenn Sandridge, 407-571-4747 / glenn.sandridge@bonniercorp.com GROUP PUBLISHER Scott Salyers, 305-253-0555 / scott.salyers@bonniercorp.com PUBLISHER Dave Morel, 407-637-3658 / dave.morel@bonniercorp.com PUBLISHER MARLIN Natasha Lloyd, 954-830-4460 / natasha.lloyd@bonniercorp.com DETROIT ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Jeff Roberge, 248-213-6154 / jeff.roberge@bonniercorp.com MIDWEST/TELEVISION/EVENTS Andrew W. Townes III, 407-571-4730 / drew.townes@bonniercorp.com CHARTER BOATS/MARKETPLACE/TOURNAMENTS Bill Simkins, 407-571-4865 / bill.simkins@bonniercorp.com TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR AND…

3 min.
time of the season

For anglers, it’s an exciting time as the doldrums of summer give way to fish on the move. Striped bass head toward the Chesapeake, while kingfish move south. And as we’ve covered this month, reds and trout move in to intercept forage fleeing the chill for the warmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico, tuna ride Atlantic currents, and cobia make an encore appearance. It’s a lot of action on the water, whether as a final act of the fishing season, as it is in the north, or the beginning of the best time of the year, which we enjoy in warmer southern climes. This fall migration follows a shift in weather and temperatures as the sun drops into the southern hemisphere, and it’s complicated these days by a climate in flux amid a…

2 min.
south atlantic council launches citizens data-collection project

Estimating the number of fish that offshore anglers harvest has been a major challenge for federal fishery managers, and figuring out what anglers release during a fishing trip is even more difficult. To help fill these key data gaps, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council recently initiated its first citizen science pilot project, the SAFMC Scamp Release, which allows fishermen to use a mobile app to provide information on caught and released scamp grouper. “Fishermen have frequently offered to help collect data, many offering the use of their boats to serve as research platforms for sampling and observations,” explains council chair Jessica McCawley. “The council’s Citizen Science Program, developed with the guidance of a wide array of partners and stakeholders over the last three years, now allows for that information to…

1 min.
who speaks for us?

I have been reading SWS for 50 years, and I regret to say that our fisheries managers at the federal level still tinker around the edges. Saltwater fishing remains one of two purely extractive industries, the other being mining. Nothing is being done to replace what we take. The cod didn’t disappear from the Grand Banks on their own. The reason is greed on the part of fisheries managers, under the influence of political campaign contributions that keep their bosses happy. All the senior managers are political operatives. What allows this mismanagement to continue is apathy on the part of sport fishermen. We desperately need a lobbyist. No one speaks for us. That’s not the case for the commercial crowd. We gripe and moan and lament, happy to remain in our stupor and…

1 min.
fort pierce, florida, welcomes cca curtis bostick reef

CCA Florida announced the recent deployment of a freighter, creating the CCA Curtis Bostick Reef, a new artificial reef named after the founding member of CCA Florida, who was involved in fisheries management for many years, a founding board member of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, and served as treasurer of the Center for Sportfishing Policy. Sunk on June 23, 12 nautical miles southeast of Fort Pierce Inlet, Florida, (approximate coordinates are 27° 23.485'N and 80° 02.124'W), in approximately 100 feet of water, the freighter was donated to St. Lucie County’s artificial reef program by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, which seized the ship for smuggling. MMPS Environmental Services, McCulley Marine, St. Lucie County staff, and volunteers with the People’s Reef Project removed all environmentally damaging substances to meet permit requirements, and…

1 min.
light-tackle trophy

YOUR CATCH To send in your catch photo, email us at catches@saltwatersportsman.com. Got a piece of good news to share? Want to gripe? Like to see your thoughts on the pages of Salt Water Sportsman? Send your letters, manuscripts and any relevant comments to editor@saltwatersportsman.com or via U.S. mail: SWS Editor, 460 N. Orlando Ave., Suite 200, Winter Park, FL 32789. Unsolicited manuscripts are welcomed but will not be acknowledged or returned unless accompanied by an SASE. We are not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES: saltwatersportsman.com/cs or 800-759-2127. Outside the United States: 800-979-6828; Back Issues: 800-464-2819; Bulk Reprints: 877-652-5295, ext. 117.…