Posts Categorized: Fishing

Bracing myself for more pain

Some things pass from reality and memory swiftly. Others linger like a dank smell that you can’t locate. Sadly, I’m here to talk about the bad smell type and why I’m bracing myself for more pain. Two Halloween’s ago, I damaged myself setting up my (then) new idea of a Dead Thing Pen. I thought… Read more »

Halloween is for sportsmen

I think I’m making progress with my Animal Control skeleton and I have my years of experience as a sportsman to thank for it. I’ve had several vexing problems regarding AC (as I call him). First, the stand that is supposed to work for this type of skeleton is either poorly made or I got… Read more »

I see food and I cook it

Seafood. Ah, my second love (next to BBQ). Growing up in South Florida has always been a gift. Among many other things was the opportunity to sample so much seafood, much of it self-caught in my early days. But, generally, I didn’t like to cook it myself. Not fish, not shellfish, naught. Apart from an… Read more »

The wonder years

Which can also be read as “I wonder how he got to be like that”. In the first installment of my series of self-reflective posts about how I’ve led an interesting life after all, we begin at the beginning. It’s perfect! I’ve always been good at problem solving. My personality is built on logic and… Read more »

I wonder what the $6 Million Man’s deductible would be?

I’m sure it’s less than my Dad’s. Granted, Dad hasn’t reached that amount of scientific replacements in his body (but, to be fair, he didn’t suffer a terrible aerospace accident, either), but Dad is well on his way after his most current operation on his other shoulder. I got off the phone with Dad a… Read more »

There’s something fishy about my family!

If you’ve seen my facebook status updates for today, you know I was out fishing with my Dad and oldest niece.  It was a gorgeous Florida spring day and we had a great time.  My niece just missed out on pulling down the $90 fish pool (we should have demanded a re-weighing). Fish adventures have always… Read more »

The Trip – Part 2

Our regular posting was delayed due to the new computer; we’ll get to that adventure in a rare Saturday blog.  For now, we finish off the tale of the Keys trip. As expected, when I arrived to pick up Dad at 4:30 am, he had more stuff with him than we had talked about.   I… Read more »

The Trip – Part 1

Tomorrow, I will be driving my Dad, my two nieces and their shared girlfriend down to the Keys for some fishing and snorkeling.  This promises to be a memorable trip, if but for the passengers along for the ride. Dad, as befits an active octogenarian, has definite opinions about how people should be driving, acting… Read more »

Barracuda shoulda woulda

“Fish Week” is drawing to a close, but I couldn’t allow the entire week to pass without telling the tales of the battles between man and fish…where the fish wins.  Two of our stories revolve around the titular hunter of the not-so-deep, the speedy and sleek barracuda. You are my sunshine It was on one… Read more »

Disaster at sea

You don’t grow up in Florida and not spend a good amount of time in a boat. Okay, I guess you could grow up and not do that, but you would miss a big part of the fun of living on a peninsula. I have had many adventures on the water and a fair share… Read more »