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 …

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…

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 …

As soon as you pick up a fishing rod, you can tell if it is a low-end model or an expensive high-quality performance fishing rod that was desi…

Small “schoolies” were all we could score during our last couple of outings, so today's plan was simple — head south until you find bigger mah…

I've always said I like to fish alone. But what I'm finding out is, I really like to fish alone maybe one out of three-or-four times. The last…

Our last fishing “adventure” was very uneventful as we spent our time trolling through a variety of depth zones in a vain attempt to locate an…

I finally got to go fishing with some of my friends. Of course, in this new world of normal, it meant we were in different boats together. But…

I know charter captains who hate having women on board. Often this bias revolves around the fact that eventually everyone on board may need to…