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Your Motor is Toast!

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It’s never a great day when your outboard mechanic shakes their head and says “Your motor is toast!” Those were his words last November after a diagnostic test that revealed that three out of four cylinders on my 2005 Yamaha… Read More »Your Motor is Toast!

Romancing the sea

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Today, the final day of February, the snow is flying and I’m “romancing the sea” with a book that embodies the “a love of saltwater fishing”. Artist Kib Bramhall’s “Bright Waters, Shining Tides” will make everyone want to become either… Read More »Romancing the sea

Crossing into February

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A belated Happy New Year as we are crossing into February…? February is always one of my favorite months, not just because it almost always snows in February, or because it’s my birthday month, but mostly because it epitomizes winter… Read More »Crossing into February

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Striper thumb

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Have you ever had Striper Thumb? Of course you have. It’s that rough skin that develops on the inside of your thumb after you’ve unhooked a bunch of striped bass. For some, that rough skin turns into a callous. Striper… Read More »Striper thumb

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MIdsummer’s Fly tying

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It happens every year, the Midsummer’s Fly Tying afternoon. It’s usually a hot afternoon, the recreational boating fleet is finding its way out in the harbor and bay, and I sit at my table tying some flies to re-load my… Read More »MIdsummer’s Fly tying

Fisherman with hat, sunglasses, buff sun protection, and a nice striped bass, The fish are around the corner

Early July update

The striper season is well underway, so it seems like a good time for … An early July update… Twenty years as a fishing guide has revealed to me many things. Fishing is not a science, sometimes it is simply… Read More »Early July update

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rings around the sun

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It doesn’t happen often, those rings around the sun, but it happens. Just like a day of zero fish. It doesn’t happen often, but it happens… Today was a zero fish day. It wasn’t even, a “we had some good… Read More »rings around the sun