In Episode 34 of District of Conservation, Gabriella recounts her recent tarpon fishing trip and how she lost a battle with one. However, she didn’t come up empty-handed: she caught some bluefish and her first speckled trout. She fished alongside two ladies, Emily Feeks and Amy Lockhart, who serve in the Navy, thanks to James Boggs of Team ADDO. They fished with Captain Jason Lineburger of Ruthless Fishing Charters, who put them on the board with a lot of snook, speckled trout, and blue fish. 

Gabriella also discussed H.R. 1222 passing both chambers of Congress and awaiting signage by President Trump; H.R.  2291 – the Wild Game Donation Act of 2019 – being mulled in the House and NSSF’s good explainer on what it’ll do if passed; and the moratorium on the Virginia striped bass trophy season that recently went into effect. 


  • Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at