New Beginnings

Living so close to Petrie now I knew we needed to have something on the water at the island. I had an old 14ft HARBERCRAFT aluminum boat that belonged to my grandfather brought up to the city for me to work on. It hadn’t seen the water in almost 20 years so once we knew it floated I went to work on a plan to make it ours.

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Salmonella Poisoning

Highly infectious and extremely addictive. There is no known cure, once exposed to it will shape your life.

Even while writing this, the aftermath still rumbles through our veins.  The only wish is to go back, do it again, regardless the tiredness and exhaustion we are left with.

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Tournament Day

08/25/13 – This date had been circled on my calendar for months. The nerves and excitement building each and every time I saw it. What would it be like? How would it turn out? Was I ready for this? Always sitting in the back of my mind every time I hit the water, my confidence would waver with the bad days and be heightened with the good. I took advantage of every opportunity I could to learn, practice and perfect my skills that could make the difference. Some say it is the most humbling sport there is, even the best of the best have off days… is tournament fishing for me? could I compete?

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Personal Victories

Fishing is meant to be the ultimate escape from our day to day lives. For you it could be weekends at the cottage racing the sunrise to your honey hole, days off hiking through the back woods in search of your next lake x, months of preparation to find the greatest week long vacation with the greatest fishing on the greatest lake or simply fifteen minutes out of your lunch break to daydream while checking local forums.

The escape is always taunting us and the high we feel when we finally slip into the fishing universe is unmatched by any other substance, moment or activity in our lives. There will always be ups and downs in this passion we all share but realize that this high you are achieving is special and will stay with you longer if you celebrate your own personal victories. You shouldn’t want to be better than everyone else, you should want to be better than you ever thought you could be.

Tight lines….