The SLACK TIDE LOUNGE

I’ve found that in fishing a tidal river like the Lower Potomac River, you figure out that the fishing is a little less productive on the slack tide. This is a good time to have a bite to eat, hit a marina for gas, or raft-up with a fellow fishing boat and catch-up on things. There’s often a lot of information exchanged, sometimes told in story fashion and laced with a little humor. Hopefully I’ve captured some of that here.

Cheers,
Marty

Twilight on the Gallatin

Twilight on the Gallatin

I fished alone today. I drove about an hour out of Bozeman, seeking silence and fishing. As I went along the Gallatin River, famed for its beauty and fish, I sought out the upper reaches that were far away from the madding crowd...

Lucky 13 in Beaufort

Lucky 13 in Beaufort

I realize I was just lucky enough yesterday to put the right rod on the right fish in the right conditions for one of those great moments in the sport of flyfishing.

Anegada

Anegada

While I wouldn’t head to Anegada just for fishing I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of fishing.

Little Cayman

Little Cayman

This place is awesome with its quiet laid back lifestyle, unbelievable diving and some pretty good fishing to boot.

Ode to the Bonefish

Ode to the Bonefish

Bonefish will be my ruination. The challenge of such fishing, in seeing, stalking, casting to them in brisk winds, and then judiciously strip-setting the hookup is indelibly etched into my psyche. After the scorching runs of these fish on a coral rubble flat behind a...

Fishing for Bones

Fishing for Bones

After 45 years of flyfishing, I finally struck out to see what all the fuss was about regarding the pursuit of bonefish.

Pops

Pops

Pops (Winston Cahral) is a stocky man with large hands, wearing fishing gloves, the palms of which are completely worn out. The gloves are there purely as a measure for keeping the sun off the backs of his hands. His palms are heavily calloused from handling the pole...

Fluorescent Guide

Fluorescent Guide

I feel like I’m finally “on the step,” ready to go out and show that I have quickly mastered bonefishing. My guide shows up wearing a bright yellow-orange shirt.

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Marty Shubert is a Tall Timbers, MD-based artist. His work is inspired by his passion for the Chesapeake Bay and the outdoors.

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