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Water reflects father’s impact on life

Just when I think I might have a handle on nature or, in this case fishing, some event comes along that blows any theory I might have right out the window. This past week perfectly illustrates just how little I understand about the ways of nature.

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Family finds way to beat the heat

I don’t know about you but, for me at least, these past couple of weeks seem way hotter than I can ever remember. I realize it’s mid-July but, as my dad would say, “It’s so hot the trees are chasing the dogs.”

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Too many boaters create etiquette turbulence

It seems that each and every year I find the need to devote one column to a prickly subject — boating etiquette. So what better time to touch on this subject than the good, old Fourth of July when it seems everyone, and I mean everyone, with a boat is out on the water.

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This fish can scorch a reel, too

If you read my column with any regularity, you know I have a somewhat manic obsession with a fish called wahoo. They are capable of reaching speeds around 60 mph, have a mouth lined top and bottom with razor sharp teeth and, if I had to psychoanalyze their temperament, simply put, they are an ornery fish with a nasty attitude. The only reason more of you have never had the opportunity to tangle with one of these speedsters is because they roam way offshore closer to the Gulf Stream and out of reach of boats less than around 30 feet in length.

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Nature comes to my emotional rescue

Ahh, Easter morning. If my dad were still around, I would be calling him first thing and instead of saying hello, he would say, “He has risen.” And my response would always be, “He has risen indeed.”

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Nature makes me feel better

I know everyone has their ups and downs and, with that said, I am smack dab in the middle of my second cold of the year and, boy, oh boy, does it drag me down. I usually don’t get colds, but if I do it almost always is a real doozy that knocks me flat on my rear end.

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