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”
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”
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”
Salmon Fishing in Chicago: Who Knew?
I love South Florida. I was born and raised here and I will most probably die here. For a long time however, I looked for an opportunity to leave the heat, humidity and bugs of the summer and live somewhere different for a few months of the year. I considered Maine, Vancouver, Alaska and Colorado … Continue reading “Salmon Fishing in Chicago: Who Knew?”
Leaping for Snook in The Everglades
I was poling and sight-fishing a mangrove bank in Flamingo with clients one afternoon, when I saw a gorgeous snook idly swimming just over a cast-length from the bow of the boat. My heartbeat increased immediately and I ducked down so that my profile would not spook the fish or make it uneasy. I quietly poled … Continue reading “Leaping for Snook in The Everglades”