Surreal Salmon

For many years I’ve found ways to get away from late summer in South Florida for at least a month. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the last three in Chicago. That is the perfect time to be there. It is still warm enough to get outside and be active, but cool … Continue reading “Surreal Salmon”

From Swordfish to Snook

I feel like fishing is as much a social outlet as a recreational one. Since I was a kid fishing the local canal with the neighbor kids, most of my closest friends have been fisherman. As I go through life, I meet people with different degrees of knowledge about all types of fishing; from ice … Continue reading “From Swordfish to Snook”

Permit Me

April-May is my favorite time of the year in the Florida Keys. One of the many reasons has to do with what I feel is the most exciting species to pursue: Permit. Members of the jack family, permit (Trachinotus falcatusare) are one of the most sought after fish on the Florida Keys flats. While bonefish … Continue reading “Permit Me”

Lola the Fish Whisperer

In 2004, a Miami friend of mine’s family were out on their porch giving out Halloween candy when a little black dachshund mix walked up and sat down with them. It was dirty, covered with fleas and had no collar. It didn’t seem like it wanted to leave so they fed it, washed it and let it … Continue reading “Lola the Fish Whisperer”

The Art of the Rod Storage

This article was contributed by Chris Ritter. He is a Miami born and raised, Harvard educated, architect and illustrator. He has a knack for designing highly functional, aesthetically pleasing, home improvement projects. He is also one of my best friends of almost 30 years and a great guy, with one of the sharpest minds and best wit of anyone I know. … Continue reading “The Art of the Rod Storage”

Fish Points with Dad

My father and I have been fishing in South Florida together for as long as I can remember.  His father fished with him from an early age as well. Their front yard was the beach in Tela, Honduras. Some of my father’s favorite memories were when they used to wake up, grab their rods, walk … Continue reading “Fish Points with Dad”

Grouper Wrassling in Flamingo

A big grouper, an airplane, and a tale about one that did not get away.

A big grouper, an airplane, and a tale about one that did not get away.