I geek out with marine biologist Crystal Hightower of the University of South Alabama on snappers: red snapper, beeliners, mangroves, you name it. These popular game fish are fascinating in their own right, but they are also one of the most controversial fisheries in America. We break down not only the biology, but also the reason why people fight over these fish.
I am not a fly angler, so I called up fly fishing expert April Vokey of Anchored Outdoors to challenge me on my thinking. What starts as a joke -- "Fly fishing sucks. Change my mind." -- develops into a great conversation about where and when fly gear works better than conventional, and when it doesn't. This is a fantastic into for the "fly curious" angler.