My buddy Dan and I were at an impasse. We had trolled from the outside edge of the Marathon reef to 350 feet of water. We hadn’t had a bite ye…

People move to the Florida Keys for the warm sunshine and dreams associated with living on a “tropical island.”

People move to the Florida Keys for the warm sunshine and dreams associated with living on a “tropical island.”

I was recently offshore fishing and the lack of sea birds and extremely hot sea surface temperature definitely made fishing a challenge. The o…

My dad used to tell me, “Don’t start vast projects with half-vast ideas. This week that’s exactly what I did. Unfortunately, my only fun proje…

I know people who insist there is no such thing as “luck,” that it is merely a fortuitous random event brought about as a result of pure chanc…

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? I’m OK with confessing to the new tricks part, but I’m not too happy about the old dog part. A…

My friend Marc Phelps and his lovely wife, Maria, came into town last week. Marc and I have been friends since 2005, and he is the person who …

Fishing is always an adventure, especially when you are being chased around by a rainstorm all day. While I personally don’t mind fishing in t…

Hook up a big fish, hand the rod to an angler and it will only take a few seconds to reveal their true level of fishing experience — no matter…

I lost my lucky fishing hat recently and since we still ended up having a pretty good day of fishing, I started wondering … exactly how do the…

My sister Cheryl’s friend, Virginia, has dreamed all her life of seeing a real-live dolphin. She has read books and stories, watched dolphin s…

Summertime mahi-mahi season is here. Yay! There are not many things I enjoy more than hunting for marauding schools of mahi mahi pushing bally…

It was Memorial Day and we were heading offshore when the GPS fired off an alarm. The loud irritating noise was followed by a statement on the…

On rare occasions I’ve had the opportunity to take newlyweds out on a charter. These honeymoon adventures are always a little unique as they u…

Every now and then, I amaze myself with some cheesy segue that even I am ashamed of. And here it comes. This week there was a very interesting…

I have found that fishing success comes down to two variables: skill or luck. Typically veteran fishermen consistently catch the most and bigg…

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…

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…