Month: April 2016

Fishing with Doug Kilpatrick

April 30, 2016 Comments Off on Fishing with Doug Kilpatrick

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I fished with Doug Kilpatrick. The plan was for Jason Schratwieser to join us, but this was foiled by an onset of the office flu that Jason had picked up at IGFA HQ. He politely declined to introduce the virus into the middle of tarpon season in the lower Keys, and…

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Current Conditions, Last Week with Simon Becker and Marshall Cutchin

April 24, 2016 Comments Off on Current Conditions, Last Week with Simon Becker and Marshall Cutchin

I’ve been slacking on these reports slightly, which is nothing surprising during this busy time of year. I’ll catch up to the present with this post and have a fair amount to report after next week. Frankie will be in town fishing with Ted Margo and John O’Hearn, my parents will be fishing with Aaron…

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Fishing with Steve and Jason

April 20, 2016 Comments Off on Fishing with Steve and Jason

At the beginning of last week, after attending Ralph Delph’s memorial service, Steve Huff and I drove north to Everglades City for another crack at the six. Jason Schratwieser completed the team at 6:04 the next morning at the Island Cafe, and we headed to the ramp to splash the boat after breakfast. Last April…

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Fishing with Howard and Sandy Horn

April 7, 2016 Comments Off on Fishing with Howard and Sandy Horn

On Tuesday, I was invited by Howard Davis to fish with Captain Sandy Horn. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a skiff with Howard, and it has been too long since I fished with Sandy. Based on this, I was very excited for our day on the water–even though the weather wasn’t…

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Fishing last week with John O’Hearn and David Mangum and David Kolhage

April 6, 2016 Comments Off on Fishing last week with John O’Hearn and David Mangum and David Kolhage

After fishing with Simon and Kat, I had two days set up with John O’Hearn. On the first we were joined by David Mangum and on the second David Kolhage came with us. Each day ,still feeling the burn of not being able to catch any in the March Merkin we focused on permit fishing.…

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Last Week with Simon

April 4, 2016 Comments Off on Last Week with Simon

Last week I fished with Simon Becker for two days. On the first I was alone, and on the second I was joined by Kathryn Vallilee. The first day was a fun opportunity to try to exorcise some demons from the March Merkin, in which I had been unable to catch a permit in three…

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