Jim Flannery

One of the worst algae blooms in memory fouled the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon this summer, killing a variety of marine life, from fish to seagrass.

Troubled Waters

A fine mist rises from the St. Lucie Lock and Dam as Capt. Mike Conner peers down at a slimy green film of algae.

As the sun sets, a Florida Keys bonefish guide, right. points his angler to a bonefish on fly tackle off Islamorada in the Florida Keys. More than 200 International Game Fish Association saltwater world records have been set in the Florida Keys. (Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau)

The Real Deal

Richard Stanczyk is growing impatient. We haven’t caught a bonefish. “One thing I have not figured out in 67 years of fishing is how not to catch fish and still have a good time,” says Stanczyk.

Al Barnes captures the vast panoramas of the flats, where fly fishermen and their quarry are but tiny figures in a majestic world

Where Water Meets Sky

Al Barnes scans the flats, his trained eye picking up the flick of a tail, the flash of a bonefish or permit prowling the shallows for a shrimp or a crab.

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Poetry of Motion

Her paintings of trout trumpet her passion for color and her love of fly-fishing.