Need Fish: Will Travel- Tampa Bay

When I first started to think about doing this blog, I thought about all the cool fishing experiences I have had, and all the fishing experiences I have yet to do. After some thought, I became a little disappointed with myself. Not for the lack of fishing experiences, but for the numerous occasions I have passed up on…

A Bad Day of Fishing

You have probably heard it just as many times as me if not more. “A bad day of fishing beats a good day at work”. Or as one of my favorite songs on my fishing playlist says, “A bad day of fishing beats a good day of anything else”. When I think of bad days…

Trash Fish Fishing

I hear it all the time when I’m either launching or loading my boat and other anglers are at the dock. I ask how they did and they say “I caught nothing but trash fish”, or “nothing was biting but the Gar, Pickerel, and Mudfish”. Is there really such thing as a trash fish?  Is it…

I Thought He Walked on Water

One of my favorite songs ever would be Randy Travis’ “He Walked On Water”. A song about his Great Grandfather, and how much he looked up to him. I can remember when I was little, looking up at my Dad and thinking how awesome he was. He was a hard worker and when he did…

How Fishing Saved My Life

It was not too many years ago that I was a completely different person. I was just getting used to being home from the battlefield. I was home, but I was not home. I was afraid just to leave the house most of the time. I hated being around crowds, and even just meeting new people bothered…

Need Fish: Will Travel- Lake Norman NC

Whether you are a tournament bass angler, or just someone who likes to get a line wet once in a while, Lake Norman is a great destination for you. I had fished the Big Bass Tour before, but the tournament that my son and I did on Norman has been my favorite yet. I had originally planned on…

Need Fish: Will Travel- Jacksonville NC

I’m not going to tell you that you need to fly into Eastern NC just to fish New River. If your going to fly or drive any distance just to go fishing, you are going to go to Florida, or Louisiana. If you do happen to be coming to North Carolina to fish, your probably…

Fish Encounters of the Fourth Kind

When I can’t get out fishing, I’m usually at least watching a fishing show or reading an article about fishing. I love how the hosts and writers always seem to know what the fish are thinking. Now I know these guys and gals know what they are talking about, but I often wonder if we…

The Things We will See

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. “Every time I go fishing, it’s an adventure”. I love being in nature, and you never know what things you will see if you’re looking. I have seen and been close to fox, deer, turkey, otters, dolphin and sea turtles. I have even had snakes try to come into my boat….

Starting them young

I am proud of the fact that my son started catching fish on his own at the age of 2.  It was two months before his 3rd birthday and we were visiting family in the town where I was raised.  We headed to the lake with a couple rods and a can of nightcrawlers and sat down…