About BILL WALSH
BiographyCapt. Bill Walsh owns an established Marco Island charter fishing business and holds a current U.S. Coast Guard license.
- Columnist - Marco Eagle
12/23/2007 - current
On The Hook: Fishing etiquette, eh?
Published 12/13/2013 at 4 a.m.
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. 1 Comment
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.
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 10/01/2013 at 3:06 p.m.
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 09/19/2013 at 7:29 a.m.
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 09/04/2013 at 8:43 a.m.
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 08/08/2013 at 9:13 a.m.
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: Sportfishing's rightful place
Published 07/10/2013 at 2:19 p.m.
We have seen the sport of soccer run up as the next coming. It is now the thriving activity in schoolyards across this country. But for most of us, the sport is an anomaly, slow action and confusing rules. But ...
On The Hook: Sweetwater fishing days
Published 06/25/2013 at 1:50 p.m. 1 Comment
Welcome to the Land of Afternoon Rain. Those all-day, placid sun baked, sun tanning experiences here on the Paradise Coast have vanished – at least for a couple months. You have to expect that. You are in the Southwest Florida ...
On The Hook: Realistic fishing regulations
Published 06/13/2013 at 9:48 a.m.
"Captain, can we keep this fish? Is this one big enough, captain?" Questions like these go on during the whole charter trip. Especially from people that don't fish the salt on a regular basis. There is a virtual profusion of ...
On The Hook: So, you think fishing is an obsession?
Published 10/15/2009 at 7:21 p.m.
We’ve all read the recent headlines: “The government proposes a ban on texting for operators of passenger transport vehicles.” Are you kidding? You mean to tell us that you allowed someone to take their eyes off the road or rail ...
On The Hook: With fishing, patience makes perfect
Published 10/01/2009 at 7:38 p.m.
“I want it. I want it now.” There is impatience in our society now. It’s been bred by the instantaneous communication offered on our cell phones and the immersion in personal detail offered by Web offerings such as Facebook, YouTube ...
On The Hook: A snook for Justin
Published 09/17/2009 at 7:51 p.m.
I’ll bet you’ve noticed that it’s super quiet around here come September. Folks are either hiding from the heat or are glued to the media awaiting that inevitable naming of the next tropical disturbance. There can be no distractions to ...
On The Hook: Part of fishing is the ‘big’ surprise factor
Published 08/20/2009 at 7:20 p.m.
“Big” rules – unfortunately, in too many venues today. It’s the folks with the biggest house; the guy with the most expensive automobile and the pro golfer with the longest drive that captures our adulation. Makes you wonder what ever ...
On The Hook: The fishing stimulus plan
Published 08/06/2009 at 7:27 p.m.
We are truly immersed in amazing times. Federal government has assumed an increasingly intrusive role in almost every facet of our private lives.
On The Hook: Sport Fishing - Hours of waiting; moments of mayhem
Published 07/23/2009 at 8:36 p.m.
When you target a major game fish, you need to dredge up all that elusive element of patience you have in your being. And that all can come to pass, when you’ve set your sights on that sizable creature, anywhere ...
On The Hook: The one we hoped would get away
Published 07/09/2009 at 8:52 p.m.
The episode was clearly my fault. You should have fishing equipment aboard that will handle any circumstance you run into when you well know the possibilities. I hadn’t done that.
On The Hook: Fishing conservation belongs to us
Published 06/25/2009 at 7:57 p.m.
This week’s article is not intended to be political in it’s nature, but unintentionally, it may drift that way. So please — pay that drift no mind. Stay focused on those small and not-so-small nautical creatures that have thrilled our ...
On The Hook: How deep is deep sea fishing?
Published 06/11/2009 at 9:13 p.m.
“My nephew and his friends are coming down for a visit and want to go deep sea fishing.” That seems like a simple straightforward statement, right? But hold on a minute; it’s not so simple.
On The Hook: Split charter
Published 05/28/2009 at 7:57 p.m.
Gordon and Penny Blake weren’t going to let anything stand in the way of getting on the water even if it came down to sharing a boat with a total stranger.
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