On The Hook: What a difference a tide makes
Published 4/3/2013 at 6:21 p.m. 0 comments
The tide rules. No, we're not talking about the University of Alabama's Crimson variety. We're talking about the daily event, imbedded in our planet's nature, that moves the ocean's volume in two different directions every day. For those of us ...
On The Hook: Lost – 'The storm they had predicted was beginning to rumble'
Published 3/20/2013 at 1:59 p.m. 0 comments
As you ease away from the marina, you reach across the console and punch a series of numbers into an illuminated keyboard initiating your global positioning system. The attached computer screen kicks into life and in milliseconds you have exact ...
On The Hook: Captain 'Murphy' and the law of averages
Published 3/7/2013 at 8:23 a.m. 0 comments
You were probably thinking that all charter fishing trips are supposed to go as smooth as silk. After all you are in the hands of a professional who executes his or her duties in a precise and error-free manner. Time ...
On The Hook: Delicatessen fishin'
Published 2/21/2013 at 7:58 a.m. 0 comments
You're getting ready to go fishing at Lake Wobegone in the middle of the "Heartland" this morning and as you ready your tackle, you know exactly what you're going after. It's either walleye, or maybe largemouth, or even bluegill. No ...
On The Hook: Even the odds
Published 2/6/2013 at 2:36 p.m. 0 comments
Much too often the fishing trip success is measured by the displayed result. Sometimes its how many; sometimes its how big; and sometimes its how superlative the species caught. Just consider for a moment what the marin
On The Hook: No-see-fish-um
Published 1/23/2013 at 1:12 p.m. 0 comments
The unseasonably warm weather, weve all been enjoying these past few weeks, does wondrous things. It brings the throngs of our winter residents to the beaches and the pools; it fills the outdoor restaurants to capacity and
On The Hook: Foggy misadventure
Published 1/10/2013 at 12:24 p.m. 0 comments
Im sure youve noticed that recently some of our mornings have dawned immersed in a blanket of vision obscuring fog. This thick watery haze is the price we pay for these beautiful warm summer like afternoons layered over si
On The Hook: Fishing with references
Published 12/26/2012 at 4:44 p.m. 0 comments
In this business, youre always waiting for the phone to ring signaling another potential customer. But this call, one evening late this summer, was bizarre to say the least. The caller, after identifying himself, started wi
On The Hook: Fishing, aka entertainment
Published 11/1/2012 at 4:02 p.m. 0 comments
Unfortunately, my wife and daughter dont fish cant you put together a trip with some other people for me? Thats the way the phone call began. A fellow, here on holiday, had an angling itch and was trying to ...
On The Hook: Gomer & Associates
Published 10/18/2012 at 1:52 p.m. 0 comments
A couple of years back, we wrote about Gomer. But when we discovered recently that much has changed in his life, we thought an update of the story would be of interest.Lets start from scratch with a little background uniqu
On The Hook: Birthday fishing
Published 10/4/2012 at 12:56 p.m. 0 comments
A universal theory that is held sacrosanct among adults is that adding kids to any fishing trip raises the excitement level as well as thebloody pressure. Nothing that happens when the younger generation grabs a rod and reel is ordinary ...
On The Hook: Scoring fishing skills
Published 9/6/2012 at 4:52 p.m. 0 comments
A thought: Why is it that folks who fashion themselves as proficient backwater anglers never practice at their sport? There they are, decked out in Orvis loops and velcro attire, draped in expensive rods, reels and tackle, c
On The Hook: The French connection
Published 8/9/2012 at 2:08 p.m. 0 comments
Folks choose a charter boat trip for a variety of reasons. For the hardcore local anglers, its a way to engage in your favorite activity with the assistance and advice of a professional captain that will surely lead you an
On The Hook: Following the rules
Published 7/26/2012 at 11:36 a.m. 0 comments
Wow you have that many restrictions on fish species here in Florida? Thats the jaw dropping reaction from out-of-state charter customers when you break out the 36 inch law stick ruler that with rules printed on the ba
On The Hook: Goliath gagging
Published 7/12/2012 at 9:32 a.m. 4 comments
The Morans made reservations for a charter trip the first week in July to coincide with the announced opening of the gaggrouper season. That doesnt sound unusual, right? But how about if they made them last December and