I had a dream. Whether it was the bass or bluegill or channel catfish or the hot sauce or the ketchup or the mustard or the trail mix or the bitter salad, I cannot tell, but I had dream. I was a god, like Thor. I waged war with other gods against other gods. I […]
Dad died in October 2007. Shortly before his death I wanted to spend more time with the old man. He wasn’t sick or anything. It was life. Things get busy and we neglect our loved ones. He spent most of the last 20 years of his life building a nice woodworking shop. Building a canoe […]
I wrote an article for SHOUT Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine titled “Old Becomes New.” You’ve seen my fishing floats. They look old, like something from yesteryear, yet they function as something new, a simple, elegant design reminiscent of childhood times on the river with your dad, uncle or old friends. The theme for the March/April edition […]
In catfish angling finding bait is everything. Sometimes shad are hard to come by. Here are three ideas to help you plan for the “inevitable.” Choose Another Bait Fish Bream, perch, suckers, carp or anything that can be use as bait, find and use those sources instead. Bream, bluegill, sunfish and shellcrackers are a easy […]
If I had a daughter her name would be Dorian or Ingenuity. Dorian from its musicological perspective is an interesting name, but Ingenuity personified is like Solomon’s personified Wisdom. Here’s what I mean: Note the picture of the Red Swamp Crawfish in the link: Red Swamp Crawfish from Wikipedia. Note the homemade crawfish pattern in the […]
Oh, Lord, your word delights me so much, like a cool watermelon in summer’s heat, the ones with the yellow meat because they’re so sweet.
Oh, I just figured out how to give Darth Predt more power without him totally disintegrating. (Darth Predt is my SPS longtail for those of you who don’t know.) It’s the old stage system. In auto racing drivers and builders refer to a system of escalating stages for any motor build. Here’s how it works. […]
I searched for several years to buy an outboard motor. The kinds of motors you see all the time here in the United States, the Johnsons, Mercuries, Yamahas and Suzukis of the world. Don’t get me wrong these are all nice motors, well built, but being a poor, country man like myself, these motors were […]