bass fishing

Last Fishable Day

Last Fishable Day

As I approach my 49th birthday in February, I’m pretty certain that I’m past the halfway the point of my life. Even if I’m not run over by a bus, killed by some woman’s jealous husband, or burned in a freak kiln accident, basic actuarial tables tell me that there’s a pretty good chance I’ve got about 30 trips around the sun until I’m worm food.

Cuckoo for Kokanees

Cuckoo for Kokanees

I was in Idaho last weekend on bass business, which still seems a bit odd because although they have exceptional fishing for both largemouths and smallmouths – it consistently takes over 20 pounds to win local tournaments – few of the locals seem to care about America’s most-chased freshwater gamefish.

The Times We Live In: Ten Thoughts

The Times We Live In: Ten Thoughts

Last Thursday, the New York Times published a lengthy (approximately 3,000 words) feature on the state of bass fishing titled “This Is the Most Lucrative Moment in History to Catch Bass.” The writer, Haley Cohen Gilliland, previously of mega-serious and prestigious publications like The Economist and Vanity Fair, did a fantastic job with what is likely a difficult topic for people outside of our orbit to understand.