The Fisherman’s Zodiac

A recent family dinner at a local Chinese restaurant was abruptly disrupted when my sister exclaimed a crude remark. “Garrett, you are a pig!” Though

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An Ode to a Fisherman

Wattered and faded by the passage of time—nearly five decades—the labels on the pill bottles not only revealed the man’s name, but also detailed his a

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For The Birds

When my late, beloved grandma made a meal that she did not like, or that did not meet her expectations, she dubbed it as being for the birds. As a chi

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The Great Debate

Where’s an old saying suggesting multiple methods for skinning a cat. I have no idea how this grotesque adage originated, or more importantly why anyo

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Fishin’ On Empty

"Do we have any oars onboard…anything that could function as a paddle?” This is an inquiry a boat captain never wants to hear, especially when driftin

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Trials and Tribulations

WAAAAVE!” For several panic-stricken moments, Jeremy must have thought this would be the last word he’d ever hear. At the very least, he had to have s

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Words of Wisdom

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 tim

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Hero to Zero

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 h

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A Legend is Born

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 h

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