Posts Tagged ‘Alaska’

The Kings of Swing

The Kings of Swing

The last time I fished Alaska’s Kanektok River, boot-foot neoprenes were all the rageĀ and most anglers were chasing king salmon with one-handed rods. That was 1993; which seems like eons ago. On my low-hanging flight from Bethel to Quinhagak, last week, it was comforting to re-visit a barren piece of tundra that hasn’t been overwhelmed […]


A Place That Wasn’t Hot

A Place That Wasn't Hot

I can’t remember a time when I was more excited to leave my ‘hood. After 47 days over 100, this summer, I looked out the window on July 29 and thumbed my nose at pan-fried Austin as my flight headed north toward cooler climes. Turns out, however, that my destination was having a few weather […]


Ode to a Trusty Yaller Box

Ode to a Trusty Yaller Box

  Casco Bay, Maine: he was more than just a camera box… This is a sad day for me; a day that I’ve dreaded for quite some time. His rusted wheels have slowed him down for the past couple of years, especially on long airport hikes. Too many days in saltwater, no doubt, and lately […]


Graduate School

Graduate School

I suppose my son, Blake, was about 10-years-old when it became obvious that he was choosing fishing and hunting over skateboarding and Xbox. When he reached middle school I decided to dangle the carrot that would hopefully keep him on point. I promised him that if he made good grades, kept his nose clean, and […]