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Aaron Adams

Aaron Adams is the author of Fisherman’s Coast: An Angler’s Guide to Marine Warm-Water Gamefish and Their Habitats (Stackpole Books, January 2004), from which this chapter is excerpted. Dr. Adams is also the co-author, with Chico Fernandez, of Fly-Fishing for Bonefish. Dr. Adams is program manager of the Fisheries Habitat Ecology Program, Center for Fisheries Enhancement, for Mote Marine Laboratory in Charlotte Harbor, Florida.

Author Articles

"Topside for Redfish"

Floating Flies for Redfish AS THE TIDE TURNED and began to flood, I poled the boat across a shallow grass flat, just inside the sandbar that separated the flat from the Intracoastal Waterway. Many of the large boats that blasted past reminded me of Rodney Dangerfield’s short, destructive, ill-fated yacht voyage in the movieCaddyshack. So when I muttered...

Rubble Flats and Sand Flats of the Tropics

RUBBLE FLATS and sand flats provide great opportunities for sight-fishing in the tropics. Neither habitat has a lot of structure, but both support sufficient numbers of prey to provide good feeding areas for bonefish, permit, snapper, and a host of other gamefish that venture into these shallow habitats to feed at high tide. Sand flats have been well...