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A recap blog of 2018

Wow. I didn’t blog at all in 2018. I guess the times are changing. It’s odd because I miss writing, but I often find myself struggling to muster the energy and focus that it takes to put together a well-written blog or article. Clearly, I am not alone, as many blogs (and magazines) are trending …

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Fishing Buddy #2 – Coming in June 2018

Mary May and I have some incredibly exciting news to share. Barring something unforeseen, child number two will grace our family in June 2018. The initial ultrasound shots are encouraging, and we hope to have an easy, breezy pregnancy. Now, it is time to wrap up the hunting season, get moved into the new house, …

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Kayak Fly Fishing Book

A while ago, I got a call from my buddy Ben Duchesney asking if I would be interested in contributing to a book he was writing. I had worked with Ben on multiple articles for Kayak Angler Magazine over the years, so without hesitation, I said yes. Ben is a dedicated fly angler and even …

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The Best Fall Bites throughout New England

I recently compiled an article for the Wilderness Systems website highlighting some of the most fun fish to catch when the leaves start to change color in New England. In the article, five team members discuss their favorite species to target and how to catch them. The full article can be found on the Wildy …

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NEKF Striper Shootout 2017: Recap

Last year, I got to participate in my first ever New England Kayak Fishing Striper Shootout. The annual event takes place in Salem, MA, and all the proceeds go to charity, specifically, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It attracts tons of kayak anglers from all over New England, including many of the biggest names in the sport. …

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The Case for No Electronics

I recently wrote an article for the Wilderness Systems website stating my case for fishing without electronics, at least sometimes, if not much more often. The piece can be read at the following link: https://www.wildernesssystems.com/us/experience/team-blog/297/post/case-no-electronics. In the morning, I had a fish finder on my kayak. In the afternoon, I ditched it and just went …

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Five Ice Out Techniques to Land Big Bass

People complain too much about winter. I might at times, but it is a great time to catch up on projects, like a full renovation of a new (to us) fixer upper house or baby proofing for a 9.5 month old who is on the move. However, I am more than happy to see winter …

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DIY European Whitetail Deer Mount

A do-it-yourself Euro mount of my buck from this year didn’t sound too hard. After all, I’d seen a few of my friends on Facebook do it. Yet, as I sit here now, freshly done with the process, the $75 fee to have it done by someone else doesn’t sound too bad. I’m going to …

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Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Video – The Value of Hunters and Anglers

A lot of folks out there still have mixed feelings about hunting, and even fishing, due to the nature of the sports. If you are like me, your reasons for hunting and fishing are numerous and diverse, and it is important for people to know why we hunt and fish, as well as the benefits …