In now with the start of my 30th year of
consecutive and continuous full-time guiding.
I did just an abbreviated deer hunt during 'the
rut' in the midwest. Rich had business to take care of and I too had
going on. Rich offered me the keys to his place in Missouri. I obliged.
I was not sure what to expect. There were not a lot of game photos this year. I
just knew that the way Rich takes care of things- they'd be there. A long
story short- about 90 minutes into "legal shooting time" a 17
point-186 inch non-typical (gross inches) emerged from the creek bed just over
200 yards away. A few years ago, a big buck eluded me on near the same shot.
Back then, I pulled the rifle down as I thought the obstructed shot was too
difficult to make a clean kill. This year--now with a few of these animals
under my belt- I did not make a thought about it. And so it was done-a lifetime
whitetail is now mine.
Since- the past 6 weeks have been mild. Under good conditions-I am still
getting both juvenile and adult tarpon, snook, redfish, trout and pompano.
Dates for spring, summer and fall are filling in nicely.
I had stopped writing static fishing reports in
2009 and started micro-blogging using 'social media". While that has
worked well for me-I too am aware that the goal of 'transparency' is not being
fully reached by millions who choose not to use social media. This page can be
very time consuming and too--becomes old news quickly.
I've thought long and hard about how to address
this issue in a manner that it does not take all of my time-yet I can provide
an open source for anyone using the Internet.
Now enter a new page "The Captain's
Log". Once I am have everything up to full speed on the site- I'll post
fresh content as I can. I still encourage Facebook, Twitter and Instagram-for a
'closer look", but I think the blog is the answer for current info without
getting into "memberships".
Blogs allow interaction with the readers. I ask that the content being posted
be of positive nature. This will not be or become a "Fishing Forum". As
long as we can all get along and I have little to no need to edit the postings
of others-I am happy to keep it going.
The address will be
Below are some images of
recent catches. The winter is said to be mild, but it is not being
classified as an El Nino. All things being the same in a "mild winter"
we can anticipate the action to continue!
Drags and Tired Arms!