striped bass · the second amendment

stripers, shooters, wardens, thieves and Jimmy Chappel. That’s a full Fish Wrap week.

 This is the time. Bucktails, teaser flies, Cocahoe minnows. Seven foot medium weight rods for kayaks in salt ponds, ten foot surf rods for long beach casts.  Buckies, pogies, silversides. D.O.A. jerkbaits, topwater schoolie action and everything tipped with squid. Ready piles of fresh fluorocarbon leaders cut and tied last winter. Getting back into a… Continue reading stripers, shooters, wardens, thieves and Jimmy Chappel. That’s a full Fish Wrap week.

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Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

House OKs Carson bill asking DEM to report on potential effects of Trump’s cuts to environmental funding How much can volunteers be expected to do to protect our environment? STATE HOUSE – The House of Representatives today approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson asking the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to… Continue reading Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

sarcasm with a chance of humor · the second amendment

Phishing with our presidential candidates & what our future might hold. (hands shown actual size)

Donald Trump has a conceal carry permit. Consider that for a moment. Or ten. He says he supports the Second Amendment and that Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will sabotage our gun rights. Hillary says she’s with the gun crowd but sees a path to increased background checks in the hope of identifying potential mental… Continue reading Phishing with our presidential candidates & what our future might hold. (hands shown actual size)

sarcasm with a chance of humor · skeet shooting · striped bass · the second amendment · waxing philosophic

Being a bit grumpy, drawing the line and helping firefighters

So June 18 is National Go Fishing Day. Why this day is important, I have no idea. It has all the hallmarks of a Hallmark holiday, something derived to sell more hooks and licenses like National Rotisserie Chicken Day sells cards, Hummels-not the ones who periscope their way into DPW trucks and workers comp cases-and… Continue reading Being a bit grumpy, drawing the line and helping firefighters

skeet shooting · the second amendment

Sven, Anya, Shotguns & a phone ringing off the hook

It doesn’t really sound like fireworks. The firing of a shotgun is a special sound; a brief bang, often a little deep toned or flat, depending on the load. In the right atmospheric conditions, the sound can travel some but it’s the sound of sport and nothing new to South County. Sven Soderberg, who along… Continue reading Sven, Anya, Shotguns & a phone ringing off the hook