The scary thing is, the Big Picture doesn’t look good. According to fishery scientists, global warming is causing a severe shift in ocean conditions….which spells doom for our coldwater fisheries in the not-so-distant future.
Sadly, scenes like the one in the photo above from the fall of 2005 could be in short supply soon. Read the entire story in the Sacramento Bee.
Proving without a doubt that the outdoor media has extremely low standards when it comes to models, here’s my second cover shot in a month…
Actually, I was kinda disappointed. You see, I’ve been hoping for People Magazine’s Sexiest Man of the Year honors, but they’ve yet to call. I know, because I’ve been sitting by the phone 24-7 waiting…and waiting…and waiting. Hmmm, maybe they don’t have the right number.
Speaking of magazines, the cover of Forbes wouldn’t suck, either, but that’s probably not in the cards anytime soon. Of course, in my days of being a wanna-be pop star, I figured the Rolling Stone cover was a forgone conclusion but, alas, that didn’t pan out. Oh well, I’ve still got my old music video that I’ll post here at some point.
Anyway, thanks to the Fishing & Hunting News gang for running my ugly mug on the upcoming issue of California edition. Check it out for the latest scoop on steelheading and all things hunting and fishing in the Golden State. www.fishingandhuntingnews.com
The following is an excerpt from an article I have in the current edition of Western Outdoors Magazine.
So, what’s the best lure of all time?
It’s an interesting question and one that’s guaranteed to stir the pot down at the local watering hole, plunking shack or boat ramp. Steelhead anglers might vote for the Spin-N-Glo, Hot Shot or the original Wiggle Wart, while salmon fans would likely go for a Kwikfish or Flatfish.
Bassers, on the other hand, would probably choose a worm of some type, perhaps a Senko, a spinnerbait or maybe a flippin’ jig. And so it goes – trout fishermen and panfish enthusiasts would have their own favorites, as would stripers chasers, tuna trollers and kokanee anglers and on and on.
The other day I was driving down a major boulevard in Sacramento and I got behind a black SUV sporting a yellow and blue bumper sticker that read “Fishing Hurts.”
As I followed the lady for a few blocks, I started thinking about how scary the anti-fishing and hunting movements are becoming. It starts with a bumper sticker here and then the next thing you know, there’s a protest down at the local boat ramp. The next time you show up, there’s a no fishing regulation in place at your favorite lake.
My apprehension turned to rage when the anti-angler turned into the parking lot of a trendy sushi joint. I guess fishing for fun is a reprehensible act but fishing to supply restaurants with hamachi, maguro and unagi is perfectly acceptable!