Mazatlán

Mazatlán, Mexico – October 14-21, 2017 When George Brinkman called me in the middle of summer 2017 to invite me to come down and fish with him in Mazatlán I told him I needed to save money for my planned 2018 Africa trip. By the end of the same phone call, during which George presented […]

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Anglins Pier

Florida Revenge Tour

Southern Florida – January 19-28, 2017 I would love to return to many of the places I’ve visited but when selecting vacation destinations I tend to choose places I’ve never been before. This trip was an exception. I’d already fished in the Florida Keys and Everglades in 2011, which resulted in 22 new species to […]

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Lifelist Angling the Peruvian Amazon: An Expedition Report

This article was first published in American Currents, Publication of the North American Native Fishes Association (Volume 42, Number 2, Spring 2017). Visit nanfa.org for more information. Amazon River, Peru – August 4-18, 2016 The Amazon. Home to over 5,600 species of fish, the world’s largest river system is a dream destination for many anglers […]

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The Death March

Mississippi River, Red Wing, Minnesota – August, 2009 “One, two, three.” Joy and I lift the canoe from the roof of our car, flip it right-side-up and carry it down the boat launch to the edge of the water. We load it with gear—rods, tackle box, tent, sleeping bags, cooler, bait bucket, paddles and anchor—then […]

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Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand – April 21 to May 2, 2006 The sights, sounds and smells of Chakapong Road spill into the ground-level breakfast buffet lounge of Sawasdee Khaosan Inn. Humid air, laden with vehicle exhaust. The noise of tuk-tuks, tour buses, honking taxis and the muffled, multilingual exchanges of Thais and tourists crowding the sidewalk. An […]

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A Mixed Bag

Cannon River, Red Wing, Minnesota – April, 1995 Warm air wafts in through an open window, laden with the year’s first fresh smells of cut grass, the chirping of birds and the cheerful voices of children playing outside. It’s a t-shirt and shorts sort of day and I am buzzing with excitement to head to […]

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