Motors Meetings & Maintenance

Hello fans and fishermen. It’s been about 6 months since my last update. They say you can’t change the past or predict the future, but I’d like to reflect and speculate a bit on both. First, the … [Read more...]

Too Busy To Blog About It

Fall is a funny time for a fishing guide in the Keys. The breakneck pace ebbs a bit, and I have time to get friendly again with all the land-loving facets of my life. Dock duties are essential, for … [Read more...]

Clouded Over

On a recent half day trip the weather was pretty ideal for the most part.  We had some decent sunshine, light and variable winds and good tides.  After finding some nice bonefish but failing to get … [Read more...]

Back in the tournament saddle

Teaming up again, Sam Kaufman and I are riding out the unofficial "end" of tarpon season by fishing this year's Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament. (April through June are thought of as the prime tarpon … [Read more...]

And the winner is…

Fly fishing in the Florida Keys brings many rewards: challenging fish fights, views that leave you speechless, and now and then you have to make room on the wall for another award. We were lucky to … [Read more...]

A tarpon a day…

Working both shorelines and open water, we logged another tarpon on the score board yesterday, the 4th day in the week-long annual Don Hawley tournament. Weather has been steadily improving since … [Read more...]

Four more…

Fly fishing for Florida Keys tarpon continued to be fruitful on Tuesday, the 2nd day of the annual Don Hawley tournament. My angler Sam Kaufman went 4 for 7 on tarpon hook ups, bringing our 2-day … [Read more...]

One down…

Fly fishing in the Florida Keys isn't all sunny and smooth, but the rewards are big all the same. Amid less than ideal conditions yesterday - cloudy, windy, rainy - a good number of tarpon were caught … [Read more...]

Tarpon beware!

It's the first day of the annual Don Hawley Tarpon Fly tournament.  Organized in 1975, it was the first tournament to stop the killing of tarpon. With a sunrise like this to start out, it feels like a … [Read more...]

Royal rewards

What's better than landing a hefty tarpon on a crisp April afternoon? The gravity-defying acrobatics tarpon are known for. With my friend and client on the bow, I watched as his line zinged tight … [Read more...]