ESPNOutdoors.com has five columnists, covering every coast of the United States and coming back with weekly reports on the latest in saltwater news and features.
Based in North Puget Sound and operating from Alaska to Baja, Joel Shangle has been a news junkie on the West Coast saltwater scene since the 1990s, first as editor of California Fishing & Hunting News' and now as editor of California Sportsman, which hits newsstands in October. He's the host of Northwest Wild Country, a popular fishing and hunting radio show airing throughout western Washington, and has the deepest source list this side of the Library of Congress. In other words: if you're catching fish on the West Coast, just try to get away from him.
April 30: Early start to Mexican dorado season
April 2: The Coyote howling
March 29: Chinook season to open
January14: Titanic tuna
January14: There are monsters lurking ...
December 3: Moo cows and blackmouth boom
October 30: Left Coast angles not left out
October 7: Cowboy up for boiler-rock bass
September 9: First Forks, now Sekiu? More monsters in Washington
September 8: Oregon albacore running at near-record numbers
September 2: S.D. boats begin move to long-range tuna grounds
August 25: 22 million fish can't be wrong
August 8: Crab advice from a crabbing king
David A. Brown has a B.A. in journalism from the University of South Florida and you can see his work in Florida Sportsman, FLWOutdoors.com, Cabela's Outfitter Journal, TIDE, In-Fisherman, Louisiana Sportsman, The St. Petersburg Times and Saltwater Angler. He also ghost-wrote and published "FISH SMART-CATCH MORE!" for Tampa's cable TV host Capt. Bill Miller (www.billmiller.com) and a couple more publishing projects will be docking soon. He operates a professional writing/marketing agency, Tight Line Communications.
Appetite and attitude
To bag a gag
The black drum parade
Snook closed through August
Diligence delivers redemption
When the window opens
The big chill
Prolonged cold threatening snook
Get my drift
Tidal extremes present seasonal opportunities
Trout harvest closed in Florida's South Region
Not all Floridians waiting for fall
Grouper grabbers grateful for fall
Fall beach bait blast
Impasse in 'The Pass'
Kings of the coast
Say 'no' to closures
September 22: Speedy predators are tearing through Gulf waters
September 15: Hot times in the Sunshine State
September 6: Tarpon tales from Tampa Bay
August 24: Why and how to catch fish from the shore
August 13: Get hooked on Florida's fantastic fishing
November 22: Fall redfish roundup
Capt. Chris Gatley can be found with his fishing clients chasing striped bass in front of the Statue of Liberty, or heading offshore to the Atlantic Ocean canyons off the NJ/NY coast for tuna. His articles on cutting-edge fishing techniques can be found in The Fisherman Magazine, and he's a regular presenter at key sports shows during the winter months (when he's not pursuing whatever he can find in East Coast rivers).
July 20 No more trophies?
June 29 Bluefin tuna
June 3 Flukasaurus
Death and destruction
Who is minding the store?
Inshore, offshore, it's on!
April 21 Striped bass galore
Bluefin right on cue
Waiting on the stripes
Jet skis in gear
Snow and stripers
Jet Ski Brian
Battle for access
January 13: Rockfish Shootout
January 6: MRIP site answers registry questions
December 14: Striper migration picking up
November 30: Tog o' war
November 23: Nor'easter stirs the pot
November 2: Topwater tuna
October 26: Delaware
bay monster striped bass
October 19: Light at the end of the tunnel
October 12: R
odney Dangerfield of fish finally get respect
September 28: Winds of change alter patterns
September 21: Saltwater licenses begin to hit anglers
September. 14: High Stakes
September. 14: How the High Stakes Mid-Atlantic $500,000 Works
September. 6: Non-closure of the sea bass and porgies season
September. 1: Angler battles huge 624-pound male mako
August 20: Tuna bite in Mud Hole smoking hot
August 7: Skinny rods, fat tuna
Capt. Bryan Holeman is a competitor on the Redfish Cup, and guides out of Key West, Fla. Known affectionately as "Bear," Holeman and his clients enjoy year-round success on the flats surrounding Key West, making his insight to flats fishing invaluable to anglers everywhere. Bear's goal with his blog is to inform, inspire and entertain with weekly updates detailing his activities, be it guiding or tales from the RFC tournament trail.
January 19: Offshore is on!
December 16: Everglades snookin'
December 10: Big reds chewing!
October 21: A bit of bad news
October 5: Looking good on horizon
September 2: Broke down in 'Bama
August 19: Glad you're back!
August 8: Introducing the Bear Blog
Doug Pike spent 23 years as the outdoors columnist at the Houston Chronicle, nine years and counting on radio (he's the host of the Doug Pike Show on 790 the Sports Animal), two years and counting as back-page humor columnist for Saltwater Sportsman, 10 years and counting on the masthead for Field & Stream, two years and counting on the masthead and as columnist for Texas Fish & Game, 10 years editor of Tide magazine for CCA More than 100 state and national awards for writing, photography, broadcast and editing.
Jan. 27: Dodged one
Dec. 31: Winters chill
Dec. 4: Changing seasons
October 13: Redfish frenzy as herds of bull reds run
September 15: Speckled trout action remains steady
September 8: The year's best weeks for artificial lures.