Walking On Waves

Walking on Waves       A few weeks ago, I got to spend a morning deep-sea fishing. I’ve only fished the ocean a few times and each time has either been in the coastal waters or within a few miles from the shore. This time was one of those...

The Catalpa Tree

What the hickory chicken is to spring, the catalpa worm is to summer. You just don’t eat em’. The catalpa worm is another special surprise that shows up in June or July. This worm is a delicacy for bluegill and catfish. To be more specific, the catalpa caterpillar is...

After an Absence

Absence       If you hunt or fish long enough there will come times you must give up your passion for other things. I can remember years ago opening a business during hunting season. The timing of the opening was not optional. You can imagine...

Keep Diving

As a youngster, there was one activity that characterized my summers – swimming. I loved to go to the public swimming pool and stay until my fingers and toes were wrinkled up like prunes. It was the place to be, as a teenager in the late 70’s. Since there were no...

Running with the Big Dogs

One of my past-times that increases between hunting seasons, is cycling. I’ve been enjoying this activity for nearly a decade. Most of my rides are short enough that I don’t have to think too much about water, an energy snack, or any extra equipment. They are also...

Aiming at All

I remember one of my first trips to Texas. I was going to hunt pigs with a bow at night. The setup went like this. We would get in a blind before dark, and after dark, the pigs would come to a feeder. On cue, a friend would then shine a light on the pigs, I would draw...