On The Hook: As-you-go charter fishing
Published 8/4/2011 at 3:46 p.m. 0 comments
The economic world is changing right before our eyes. Prices for goods and services that once were apparent are now shrouded in extra costs that are added on the tab piecemeal. Want a good example; take a airline flight; on ...
On The Hook: Say no to snook
Published 7/21/2011 at 4:15 p.m. 4 comments
The concept proposed herein, probably will not meet with abandoned acclaim especially by anglers, but, hopefully, it will evoke a consideration. Let’s start at the beginning. The winter of 2009-2010 was brutally cold here in Southwest Florida. That’s right ...
On The Hook: Lost in fishing
Published 7/7/2011 at 12:29 p.m. 0 comments
Someone once said, “They named these 10,000 Islands correctly. That’s how many chances you have to get lost back there.” Our sportfishing domain, that stretches over a hundred miles south, east and southeast is one of a kind. The labyrinth ...
On The Hook: Scorched fishing conditions
Published 6/23/2011 at 12:50 p.m. 1 comment
Ask anyone who has spent at least a few years in these parts – this is a hot late spring. One that most will classify as a “scorcher.” For the dominant causal factors, we could easily look to the lack ...
On The Hook: Shady fishing
Published 5/26/2011 at 1:35 p.m. 0 comments
You think air temperature is cooking around here ? Take a look at the water! Those insufferable afternoons with the 90 degree heat and the lack of any appreciable rain has driven the Gulf water temperature to heights unknown for ...
On The Hook: Moments of mayhem
Published 5/11/2011 at 2:01 p.m. 0 comments
I’ll bet you’ve never been on a fishing trip where you got a strike and a landed a lunker on your very first cast and the action continued non-stop to the point of exhaustion, hours later. Me, neither. With rare ...
On The Hook: Second chance
Published 4/28/2011 at 1:56 p.m. 0 comments
The two buddies had probably dreamed about fishing for sharks ever since they stole away one Saturday afternoon back in ‘75 and watched “Jaws” scaring the bejesus out of themselves. Thirty five years later and still buddies, they planned a ...
On The Hook: Fishing point, counterpoint
Published 3/17/2011 at 5:19 p.m. 0 comments
“So, how’s the fishin’ ?” has replaced the customary salutation of “hello” for almost anyone caught with a fishing rod in hand. It’s more than a knee jerk action; it’s something that is seriously on folk’s mind. Enmeshed there, over ...
ON THE HOOK: Fishing or entertainment
Published 2/17/2011 at 2:34 p.m. 0 comments
Excuse the daft question but, do you go fishing to catch fish or for the entertainment? To expound, let’s lay out the premise in detail; Is fishing considered a sport where one strives to lure a piscatorial resident to a ...
On the Hook: Government fishing
Published 2/4/2011 at 3:45 p.m. 0 comments
You hear little of the effort from the main stream media as the enterprise is well concealed from the general public with but bits and pieces of rhetoric with code names like “catch shares” and “IFQ’s” (Individual Fishing Quotas) slipping ...
ON THE HOOK: Government fishing
Published 2/3/2011 at 2:05 p.m. 0 comments
It keeps getting worse and closer to invading our angling realities. I’m talking about the mammoth, all encompassing forces of the federal government in cahoots with the forces assembled under the banner of “environmentalists” et al, who are continuing to ...
On the Hook: The master tangler
Published 1/21/2011 at 8:30 a.m. 0 comments
The mainstay customers on this trip are two couples from the Northeast that exit the winter cold after the holidays and spend two months here in the sunshine and warmth. We’ve had good fun trips over the years running down ...
On the hook: Christmas gift for a fishing nut
Published 1/3/2011 at 10:18 a.m. 0 comments
Settled in a booth in a local coffee shop and cradling a cup of steaming hot coffee we both began to warm and un-layer. Somehow the chat got around to the upcoming Christmas season and focused on the barrage of ...
On the Hook: The fishing trip extraordinaire
Published 12/17/2010 at 2:37 p.m. 1 comment
As the event faded and the group dispersed, Ted made mention to a few stragglers “that this was such an unusual event, heartwarming and hilarious at the same time, that it should be ‘written up’ so it could be shared ...
On the Hook: Fishing no-nos
Published 12/2/2010 at 8:52 a.m. 0 comments
But there are a few behaviors in the world of fishing that fail the “forgiveness” test; you will pay the price for these miscues. If you’ve spent time on the water, you have either observed these endeavors or been the ...