Featured Story
06/10/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Proof: Our columnist with the biggest striped bass he’s caught on his boat in a decade.

COURTESY PHOTO
Proof: Our columnist with the biggest striped bass he’s caught on his boat in a decade.

In last week’s column I was pretty vocal complaining about how capricious the spring weather had been and how it was slowly improving as we approached the end of May.

Even though we had been getting a few fish here and there I was hoping it would warm up a bit, but even more than that, I wanted the ever-present stiff winds to get tired of blowing. Then, the weather forecast for May 28 predicted wind speeds would drop to a mere 10 m.p.h. and temperatures would move up to the mid-60s. A good omen and I hoped the fish were paying attention, too.

A little nostalgia to set the stage: Some of you may remember the song that Dinah Washington made famous called, “What A Diff’rence a Day Makes.” (more…)

Featured Story
06/06/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Our columnist’s daughter, Donna Winston, moments after landing a 27-inch striper in Coecles Harbor.

COURTESY PHOTO Our columnist’s daughter, Donna Winston, moments after landing a 27-inch striper in Coecles Harbor.

The way this whole fishing thing is supposed to work is when the water warms up from the frigid temperatures of winter all sorts of fish are supposed to show up and start to feed on whatever they eat as soon as they are comfortable doing so. (more…)

12/23/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Florida fishing yielded a fine crevalle jack for our columnist.

COURTESY PHOTO
Florida fishing yielded a fine crevalle jack for our columnist.

To prove I’m human, I started the saltwater season in Fish On’s Florida HQ with a mishap only a rookie could commit. (more…)