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.
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...
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.
The Flats of Belize are coral rubble flats that lie behind a fringing reef of the Turneffe Atoll. They are often just a few inches deep, with water streaming over the barricades of the reef onto coral rubble mixed with sections of eelgrass and sand. In these flats,...
Turneffe Atoll has been on my personal radar for many years. As a young man, I had heard of the diving there, and then later about the incredible fishing. This place not only provides for excellent diving but also is one of the best places to pursue a saltwater...
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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