I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore. It just seems that there is an assumption that nobody is going to …

When I have fishermen on board who are new to offshore saltwater fishing, I always start off by telling them in order to catch Mahi everyone h…

When I have fishermen on board who are new to offshore saltwater fishing, I always start off by telling them in order to catch Mahi everyone h…

Did you know that there are different seasons for catching different species of fish? Well, there are. And here in the Florida Keys is no diff…

Walk along the shore or head out on a boat in the Florida Keys and you will undoubtedly spot a cormorant bobbing on the surface of the ocean. …

On a recent charter, I spotted three porpoises (dolphin) off in the distance so I slowed down to allow my fishermen the opportunity to observe…

The promising warmth of the sun as it rose slowly over the calm back-country waters was a stark contrast to the gale force winds and cold snap…

I thought I had a bad day of fishing last week. One of the fabulous Florida Keys vacation television ads says, “There are no bad fishing days …

If you ever need a good laugh, and I think we could all use one lately, all you have to do is visit your local boat ramp on a weekend (especia…

I love talking about fishing and catching fish. So, most of my conversations, other than work related, involve exactly that. I love to share s…

My buddy Captain Billy (not a real captain) came down from Orlando this weekend dying to catch some fish. Billy is my oldest and most experien…

The start of a new year is a great time to perform an inspection of all your boat’s safety gear. Carefully check your fire extinguishers, flar…

A few years ago I had a charter booked for a solo angler so I was a little surprised when my fisherman and his wife both walked down the dock …

Typically a “baker’s dozen” provides an extra portion totaling 12 plus one, while a “fisherman’s dozen” usually equates to 12 minus one (or tw…

I can tell when it’s dolphin season in the Florida Keys. My phone starts to ring with friends from out-of-town and out-of-state calling to arr…

Every year I look forward to dolphin season. Of course, this chaotic year everything has turned out to be far from normal, so it was no surpri…

I was carefully navigating a very narrow and shallow channel the other day when I spotted a massive manatee slipping past our boat heading in …

This column originally appeared in The Key West Citizen on Oct. 24, 2010. This column is dedicated to the recreational fisherperson who wants …