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Coast to coast

11/22/2010

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.

REGIONS: West Coast | Florida | Northeast | Texas Gulf Coast | Holeman


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

October 2: Southern Oregon estuaries producing monster Chinook

September 28: Killer whale protection could shut fishing near San Juans

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 10: Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska, Clayoquot Sound, Tofino, B.C.CR Buoy, Washington/Oregon

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.

June 28:
Night Fishing

May 12:
Appetite and attitude

April 14:
To bag a gag

April 5:
Grouper grabbin'

March 24:
Spring fling

March 13:
The black drum parade

March 5:
Snook closed through August

March 3:
Catching convicts

February 13:
Dependable duo

February 5:
Diligence delivers redemption

January 27:
When the window opens

January 19:
The big chill

January 9:
Prolonged cold threatening snook

December 23:
Winter Retreat

December 17:
Righteous returns

December 10:
Christmas Break

December 1:
Get my drift

November 18:
Tidal extremes present seasonal opportunities

November 10:
Trout harvest closed in Florida's South Region

November 4:
Not all Floridians waiting for fall

October 28:
Grouper grabbers grateful for fall

October 21:
Fall beach bait blast

October 14:
Impasse in 'The Pass'

October 9:
Kings of the coast

October 1:
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

May 25
Death and destruction

May 16
Who is minding the store?

May 11
Inshore, offshore, it's on!

April 21 Striped bass galore

April 6
American shad

March 30:
Bluefin right on cue

March 9:
Waiting on the stripes

February 24:
Jet skis in gear

February 18:
Snow and stripers

February 9:
Jet Ski Brian

February 1:
Canyon Tilefish

January 25:
Battle for access

January 19:
Comeback cods

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

October 5: 'Perfect storm' closes black sea bass fishing

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 24: Tuna busting in NE; catching shark from the shore — watch your toes

August 20: Tuna bite in Mud Hole smoking hot

August 13: Fishing reports from up and down the East Coast

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.

April 12: Lone Star State dodges winter's right hook and the fishery holds up well

Feb. 24: Resilient redfish aren't affected by frigid water temperatures

Jan. 27: Dodged one

Dec. 31: Winters chill

Dec. 4: Changing seasons

Nov. 11: The fishing is only getting better, but everyone is in the woods

Nov. 3: More treats than tricks along Texas coast

October 13: Redfish frenzy as herds of bull reds run

October 7: Slow trout, fast reds and improving flounder could change overnight

October 1: Despite weather, most anglers don't leave empty-handed

September 21: Both redfish and trout are biting plenty along the Texas Gulf Coast

September 15: Speckled trout action remains steady

September 8: The year's best weeks for artificial lures.

September 1: Why wade when you can catch fish now? Also, what the guys who floated for eight days did wrong.

August 25: If you can stand the heat, the fish will bite