08/31/2015 ToW – Does your “crew” help with basic boat cleaning & maintenance? As some of you start thinking about winterizing/storing, consider getting the kids involved. A few appropriate tasks can help them understand the importance of their contribution and create a sense of pride next time they are out on the water. http://bit.ly/1FbZOQE
On August 19th, the Kenai River Sportfishing Associationpresented the 3rd Annual Classic Roundtable on National Recreational Fishing in Soldotna, Alaska. The roundtable panel featured an unprecedented coalition of sportfishing advocacy groups who discussed the 20-year outlook for the future of recreational fishing. The industry’s premier thought leaders discussed the long-term challenges and opportunities for the sport with the offices of Alaska’s US Senators. Together, the panelists were able to cast a vision of unity and bright future for America’s 11 million saltwater anglers. http://bit.ly/1U8M1GF
08/24/2015 ToW – Help preserve your baby by paying attention to the outside too. After each trip, use fresh, clean water to spray down your boat and outboard and stay away from liquid dish soap and household detergents. A Yamalube Marine Detailing Kit is a handy way to make sure you have all the goods on hand. http://bit.ly/1MItHyc
08/17/2015 ToW – Keep it cool. Your water pump is a simple system with one objective…keeping your motor cool while it's running. The telltale stream on the outside of your motor indicates that cooling water is flowing. If the stream becomes weak, check the outlet tubing for obstructions. Mud daubers and other insects love to call these places home, especially during periods of extended storage. http://bit.ly/1PhsCfL
When you’ve been in the fishing business as long as I have, you tend to reflect on the “good days” and “special catches,” and not as much about opportunities for others to have those memorable days on the water.
May is the top tarpon month in the Florida Keys, which means I’m on the water just about every day. I leave home in the dark and it’s usually dark when I get back home, so by this time of the month I’m running on autopilot.