I could name this one “The trip when we drove past 40 hours of farmland”, but that was only the means to the end of dabbling in the beauty of the Ozarks. Thanks to Ben’s great species-hunting intel and Ken’s impeccable trip planning skills, there I was yet again behind the wheel of the unstoppable beige Corolla. Read more
This was a trip that tapped into multiple facets of beauty. There were of course the world-class mountain vistas and sunsets to admire, but the beauty of Hawaii ran much deeper. The culture of benevolence, the diversity of the reef fish, once-in-a-lifetime scuba diving, and the freshness and availability of the seafood all left their impression on me. Read more
This began as a simple journey to claim a tarpon of my own. What it became was a solitary journey through Florida, Belize, and, finally, Guatemala. At the end of two weeks of travel, I found myself standing on an erupting volcano. Read more
Another winter, another road trip down to Florida. We knew we’d be spending Christmas down there, but we didn’t know we’d be spending it with alligators. The joys of tumbleweeding.
Following the over-packing blunders of our previous road trip, we decided to pack as light as possible. Read more
As life twists and turns, sometimes I can’t help but to look back in a state of grateful awe. It wasn’t very long ago when a phone call from a mysterious stranger set Ken and I on the path to this life listing adventure in Mazatlan, Mexico. Read more
For some reason or other our annual winter Florida excursion did not happen this past holiday season, so we had to make up for it this spring. This time, Ken and I traveled in style via airplane rather than the usual Toyota Corolla. Read more
With the salmon just beginning to make their appearance at Lake Ontario’s tributary mouths, I made one more camping trip to Georgian Bay before I would be swept away by salmon fever. Things began exactly as they did on my previous trip and I had camp set up by nightfall. Read more
There was a great deal of diversity planned into this road trip. From obscure sunfish, to voracious catfish this would be one to keep us on our toes.
After an endeavoring drive south, Ken and I found ourselves poking around a salty, sandy area of Sandy Hook, NJ, for some tiny new life list entries. Read more
Last year I had quite the blunder trying for my lifer rainbow darters. Lots of wind and freezing water.
Today I had my revenge! Armed with some sampling information, I went out in search of a lifer Redside Dace… instead I found something just as colourful darting around! Read more
Another year, another road trip down to Florida with Ken. This time, we’d be joining forces with another avid species hunter, Ben, in our quest to pillage Florida’s spoils of diversity. I don’t think I have ever used the phrase “What is that?” with such fervor and frequency. Read more
WOW – that’s what I can say about my August 2012 trip to California.
I want to extent thanks to all at SC Surf Fishing for replying to my numerous pre-departure questions and messages. A big thank-you to everyone I corresponded with before my trip! Read more
It was about a month or two ago when Ken introduced me to Roughfish, the concept of lifelists, and microfishing. Well I finally gave microfishing a try! I tied on some 4lb fluoro and my smallest hook.
My target was any sort of stickleback. Read more