On The Hook: Fishing equipment calamity
Published 3/5/2014 at 4:42 p.m. 0 comments
"Kerplunk!" A sound that you never want to hear on a fishing boat. It's the last sound that emits from a rod and reel as it enters the water. We heard that woeful sound on a charter here last week. ...
On The Hook: Setting fishing expectations
Published 2/19/2014 at 5:41 p.m. 0 comments
Charter trips all have different goals. As folks tumble aboard, in the excitement of the moment, getting a clear picture of what they'd like their trip to look like is often difficult to discern. So once everyone has boarded and ...
On The Hook: Accidental fishing discovery
Published 2/5/2014 at 2:42 p.m. 0 comments
Axiom: you never have enough experience or know enough about fishing to ignore the distinct possibility that you can learn something new. And that the surprising enlightenment can come from the most unlikely of sources.That's where Harvey ... enters stag
It's The Law: Judge can be disqualified
Published 1/31/2014 at 12:58 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I am being sued and just came from court. The judge seemed to be a real good friend of the person suing me and I am worried. Can I get a different judge? Answer: Chapter 38 of Florida Statutes ...
On The Hook: Sheepshead holiday
Published 1/22/2014 at 1:40 p.m. 0 comments
So, this is the time all Southwest Florida visiting anglers have patiently waited for –it's sheepshead time. The big versions of these striped bait thieves are headed inland as nature, triggered by the sudden dip in water temperature, drives them ...
On The Hook: Fishing cohorts
Published 1/8/2014 at 10:31 a.m. 0 comments
The four guys in this story are my friends ... at least I think so. They come from places in the north; very cold places with names like Ice Falls and Whiteout. They come here to escape those frigid months ...
On The Hook: Net ban benefit replay
Published 12/27/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
One of the oft asked questions by anglers on charter trips is, "How's the fishing here in Southwest Florida now, compared to years ago ... better or worse?" That's a trigger question for me and I usually launch into a ...
On The Hook: Fishing etiquette, eh?
Published 12/13/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 1 comment
tiquette. The definition is quite compact and clear ... "rules governing socially acceptable behavior." Now, most every sport has a level of conduct expected of it's participants whether they be spelled out chapter and verse or innately derived. In golf,
On The Hook: Fishing – Skill or luck?
Published 10/31/2013 at 9:53 a.m. 0 comments
It's an ageless argument enacted out every day by folks who fish. It's a ying and yang thing that seemingly gets played out by the evidence in each instance. For example; take yesterday: fishing with a nice couple from New ...
On The Hook: Follow the bait
Published 10/17/2013 at 12:35 p.m. 0 comments
Follow most any detective thriller that frequently plays out a stymied hero as their leads go cold in nailing the perpetrator; then watch what happens next. Usually, there is a reflective moment when the partner asks our hero what they ...
On The Hook: Hunt for reds in October
Published 10/1/2013 at 3:06 p.m. 0 comments
No, this is not a sequel to the famous Tom Clancy novel but it does deal with another elusive seaborne target, piscatorial this time, known as the red drum aka the redfish.Prized by anglers from all over the southeastern United ...
On The Hook: The joys and benefits of flexible fishing
Published 9/19/2013 at 7:29 a.m. 0 comments
The first contact was a phone call late one recent August evening. After introductions, the caller inquired about charter fishing availability over the ensuing weeks. Once informed that we had a number of morning openings, he followed with his specific ...
On The Hook: Snookmania
Published 9/4/2013 at 8:43 a.m. 0 comments
To many, the snook is not an ordinary fish; it's an a absolute passion with fins. Take for example, this past Saturday evening, hours before the snook season reopened after a two year closure, it was like Christmas Eve – ...
On The Hook: Fishing patience – Some things can't be rushed
Published 8/8/2013 at 9:13 a.m. 0 comments
Many, if not most times, fishing can drain away just about all the patience an angler can muster. If you fish, just think of the hours on end you were focused on that rod of fiberglass in your hands waiting ...
On The Hook: Fishing blurts
Published 7/23/2013 at 11:51 a.m. 0 comments
Folks will impulsively say the darnedest things when they get a fishing rod in their hands and are surprised with some waterborne event. Even the calmest will utter a spontaneous comment in the heat of an surprising incident. Most times ...
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