Age Before Beauty
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish that they are after.” -Henry David Thoreau The generally accepted interpretation of that quote is that you should do things for the...
- Posted 21 days ago
The Mating Game
The Mating Game” was the title of a fairly popular 1959 MGM romantic comedy starring Tony Randall, Debbie Reynolds and Paul Douglas. It’s one of those timeless movies that had a second life for years on AMC....
- Posted 51 days ago
Who Are Those Guys? – Part 1
“Who are those guys?” That’s what Paul Newman asked Robert Redford in the Oscar-winning western “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” as they were being doggedly pursued by a posse intent on getting its prey. It’s also...
- Posted 82 days ago
The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth
“Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth’” Those were the famous words uttered by Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939, the day he was honored at Yankee Stadium...
- Posted 217 days ago
Oh, Deer! Where Has The Time Gone?
“Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read”.. -Athenaeus As I am 63 as I write this, there may have been some bias working when I selected...
- Posted 260 days ago
An Abbreviated Extended Trip
I have either the good fortune or the misfortune, depending on your perspective, of being one of those old guys who didn’t buy a ticket when the “new technology” train roared through the station. I now, finally,...
- Posted 291 days ago
Less is More
Sometimes you can take life lessons from fishing. The reverse can be true as well. You just have to recognize those lessons when they appear. “Less is more” is a phrase we have all probably heard at...
- Posted 316 days ago
Cary Who? (Or the Reel “Mr. Lucky”)
If you‘re not old enough to remember, Cary Grant was sort of the George Clooney of his day back in the late 30s and 40s. Cary always played the dapper and sophisticated but down-to-earth “hunk” who got...
- Posted 351 days ago
The Dog Ate My Homework
Buying a new boat, as we did last year, is scary, especially for someone like me. I’ve never been good with money – at least not my own. I’m not a spendthrift. I’m just the opposite. I’ve...
- Posted 446 days ago
Happy Hour 6:40am
Key West has a lot of great happy hour places. While they’re all a little different, just about all the bars have them in the same general late-afternoon time frame. Although, some have more than one with...
- Posted 487 days ago
My Year in Review
October is traditionally a very slow month on the Key West fishing charter calendar. It’s just not a popular month for the tourists to be here for reasons totally unrelated to fishing, e.g. – fear of hurricanes,...
- Posted 522 days ago
Out of town customers are always asking my mate Run and I about the best month to return to Key West. We assume that they mean for fishing, and our stock answer has always been April for...
- Posted 565 days ago
Nobody Asked Me, But…Part 1
A captain’s thoughts on booking and enjoying fishing charters. “One of these days I oughta write a book!” I’m sure that’s a thought that many of you have had about your job, the people you’ve met and the...
- Posted 713 days ago
Oh Danny’s Boy!
“But come ye back…” So begins the refrain of one of the most-played Irish pub ballads of all-time – “Danny Boy“. It is also describes how I feel every time I watch a good customer leave after...
- Posted 960 days ago
How Deep is Deep Enough?
“Back in my younger days, when I fancied myself as being athletic, my two favorite team sports were baseball and football. For me, there was one common thread that tied my interest to both sports — “going...
- Posted 981 days ago