On the most basic level, it is nothing more than a folded tortilla filled with fresh seafood. However, the noble fish taco is so much mo...
I recall my father providing my first fishing lesson when I was a young, easily frustrated angler. "Patience is a virtue," he would repeat. At the time, I had no idea what virtue was, but knew enough to associate this refrain with a lackluster day of fishing. As I grew older I either acquired this virtue or caught more fish. Maybe it was a little of both. Regardless, it wa... Read More
My mom once said to me, "Brent, don't make your highs too high or your lows too low. For every crest, there is a trough." Like other sports, fishing has the amazing ability of both exalting and humbling its participants. Any single fishing trip can yield "the best of times" or "the worst." In fact, at the age of 13 I learned that a lone cast can provide both! ... Read More
Every sports legend has one. A moment in which he or she rises above all expectations, breaks through the shackles of mortality and becomes a sports hero. It’s this very moment that a legend is born. I was born on November 18, 1974, and as a strange looking baby my arrival had little public fanfare. On July 18, 2003, I was reborn as a fishing legend!It was a bl... Read More
In anticipation of the upcoming weekend, I went out to catch a bunch of pilchards, the staple offering when targeting Florida’s estuarine habitats. I know artificial “gurus” claim live bait is for kids, but ever since I was brutally snagged by a topwater plug equipped with three razor-sharp trebles, I squirm at the thought of handling any form of fake and don’t eve... Read More
In anticipation of my 40th birthday, I decided to do something special - book myself a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Florida to catch a trophy tarpon. My wife chose the same day to inform me that we would instead be celebrating the birth of our fourth son on or around my birthday. I told her that "gift" was not particularly original and with three sons already, hardly a once-... Read More