Fishing for Amazon Peacock Bass & Other Exotics in Florida
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Fishing for Amazon Peacock Bass & Other Exotics in Florida

Peacock bass and other exotic fish species both introduced and invasive make South Florida a unique sportsman’s paradise. besides some of the best fishing grounds for tarpon, bonefish, snook, permit, sailfish, etc. our local waters also host a smorgasbord of fish from the Amazon as well as other tropical areas. the big draw here for…

Fishing in a Saltwater Mangrove Forest

Fishing in a Saltwater Mangrove Forest

After the saltwater flats, my favorite place to fish is among the mangroves. Mosquitos and saltwater crocs be damned. Their tangled underwater root system and structures create an environment and ecosystem unlike any other in the world, and present very unique challenges to fishing. The mangrove ecosystem 101 Mangroves live along shores, rivers, and estuaries in…

Field Guides for the Field  (what else would I use them for)

Field Guides for the Field (what else would I use them for)

Besides adventure books (see blog post here), I love a good field guide when I’m out and about. These guides help in identifying what you see and to understand the ecosystems where you are exploring, or want to explore. They are also great to get kids interested in an upcoming vacation (even to a beach,…

Off the Grid Medical Emergency  – Taking a Header Offshore  OBX
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Off the Grid Medical Emergency – Taking a Header Offshore OBX

Not every offgrid adventure is in the mountains or in the backcountry. Sometimes it’s 40 miles offshore and out of range of cell communications. Having spent four years in the Navy and more than a year of that time at sea, I am no stranger to being in the middle of the ocean for weeks…