Recent Posts
9-16-2007-55

The two young Florida anglers who have been lost at sea ventured offshore out of one of the Atlantic Coast’s most dangerous inlets. Nearby is another harrowing pass to the ocean called St. Lucie Inlet. St. Lucie, like many of the country’s most dangerous inlets, is narrow with shifting Read More…

618_348_how-to-fillet-a-fish

Debates on what constitutes a good knife, what’s the best knife steel, and how to best sharpen a knife can go on forever. I can’t give much insight into Rockwell hardness or knife design histories, but I do know what I like in filleting blades. What I prefer may not be what other Read More…

ben fishing 2

Fishing is tough when it is 100 degrees with a humidity to match. Most anglers with any sense are probably at the house hugging the recliner in the cool air and watching golf or NASCAR. If summer fishing is in the blood though, some good bass can still be snagged early in the morning and[.....]

545446

Lake Calcasieu, Louisiana has always been a light-tackle saltwater fishing Mecca, located just inland from the Gulf of Mexico west of New Orleans and about 20 miles east of the Texas border. It’s 8 miles wide, 21 miles long, mainly shallow, somewhat off the beaten track, and it has some of the Read More…

9-27-2007-091

Commercial shrimpers usually trawl all night, clearing their nets and anchoring sometime in the morning. For this reason some of the best sharking in the coastal South is had at dawn through mid-day. Top technique is to locate a group of trawlers, then run to ones covered with excited gulls and Read More…

new pix 018 (2)

This may not be on an emotional par with global warming or long-line over fishing for marine pelagics; but diverting huge quantities of freshwater to satisfy development in boom areas of coastal America can, and will, impact the future of fishing and perhaps the way Americans live. A good example Read More…

DSC_0013

If there were a hall of fame for fishing reels, then the Zebco 33 would surely top the list. As early as I can remember fishing with my dad in earnest it was with a #33. When dad came back from that big war that was supposed to end all wars, his first purchase other[.....]