For the past two days, I have had the great privilege to participate in the inaugural Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership's Saltwater Media Summit with some of the best names in fishing media and conservation.
I'll have plenty of other updates on what our fisheries leaders are sharing, and some of the great things that I'm learning about.
But, we did get a chance to get on the water this morning and enjoy the fruits of our conservation labors in the Sarasota Bay out of the docks at Mote Marine Laboratory.
A cold front moved through on Wednesday, which kept us off the water on Thursday morning, and cooled off some of the fishing a bit.
I had the pleasure of fishing with Geoff Mullins, senior director of policy initiatives and communications for the TRCP, and Mike Leonard, ocean resource policy director with the American Sportfishing Association.
We were out on the water with Capt. Tom Stephens, Jr., cruising the bay for really anything that would hit.