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The greatest thing about this career is the time spent around passionate people fulfilling their need to relive childhood memories or connect to the thing that allows escape from their day-to-day activities. Recently, I had the opportunity to experience both of these when golf professionals Chris Champagne, PGA professional at The Preserve Golf Club in Vancleave, Miss., and Derrick Goff of the Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club and I were guests of Capt. Colin F. Byrd of Liquid Oxygen Offshore Charters on his 34’ Sea Vee.
Deep through the heart of Middle Tennessee flow numerous rivers that comprise some of the finest bastions of southern muskies. They prowl timber, weed beds, sand bars and ledges, looking to ambush every other species that swims in (and on) the same waters, causing anglers to fumble with their line and turn jittery as their massive silhouettes rise from nowhere behind a well-thrown fly.
Fishing in Maine and New Hampshire versus fishing in Florida isn't really that much different. Aside from watching out for alligators, snakes and spiders we fishermen in the North aren't any different from our Southern counterparts.
I told my wife I was planning to write an article about kayak fishing but I didn’t know specifically what I wanted to write about. I had spent days thinking about it. I couldn’t decide whether to write about fishing for a particular species, a particular style of fishing, or rigging a kayak. They were all good topics, but none of them really inspired me. One question provided me with enough answers for two articles: “What do you like most about kayak fishing?” she asked. “Catching fish,” was my smart aleck reply. It really all boils down to access, the water, and the fish.
A submerged fishing light cast an eerie green glow off the front of the dock as Capt. Wes Carlton eased us into casting range with trolling motor.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced that it is awarding funds to the Snook and Gamefish Foundation for the purpose of enhancing the Angler Action Program (AAP), including enhancements to the smartphone application iAngler.
Like many areas across the country early summer offers some of the hottest fishing action and reliable weather of the year.
Charles and I started our day at 4:30 a.m. leaving La Paz and driving to Punta Arena where we were going to fish for sailfish with a friend and a great guide Enrique.