Anglers Journal

AJ Contributo­rs

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Jerry Audet is a writer, photograph­er and lifelong

sherman residing in Massachuse­tts. Dedicated to shore-based striper

shing, he writes about and takes photograph­s of a wide array of angling discipline­s up and down the East Coast. e managing editor of Surfcaster’s Journal, Jerry shot the photo for the “XXXXX” spread at the start of this issue.

Ron Ballanti has worked in the marine electronic­s and

shing industries for 25 years and has shed some of the world’s top destinatio­ns with the best captains on the water. An avid angler, he enjoys sharing his experience­s through articles and photograph­s. Ron writes about “extinct” Lahontan cutthroats in “Jurassic Trout.”

When he’s not chasing stripers and native brookies near his home in Belfast, Maine, Murray Carpenter enjoys shing nearby shad rivers. e author of Ca einated, he is writing a book about recovering apex predators, and o en reports on science and the environmen­t for e New York Times, National Public Radio,

e Washington Post and other publicatio­ns. Murray writes about a chance encounter while shing for American shad.

Anglers Journal intern Joseph Evans is a “product of the great shing state of Florida.” He moved with his family to Boise, Idaho, in 2007 and attended the University of Montana, where he studied journalism and fueled his passion for photograph­y and videograph­y. A seasonal guide for Picabo Angler near Sun Valley, Idaho,

Joe contribute­d photos to “Jurassic Trout.”

Retired Miami lawyer and award-winning photograph­er Pat Ford has held two dozen world records during decades of shing. Pat says there’s no place like Alaska’s Hoodoo River to catch king salmon, which he writes about in “Kings on the Fly.” His photos accompany the feature, as well.

Barry Gibson has spent more than three decades in federal shery management in the Northeast. A former editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine, he owns a charter boat in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Barry writes about his Whitewater 28 center console in “My Boat My Life.”

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