The tales of a non-working fisherman

Everyone up here works hard. Really hard. Howie gets up at 4 a.m. to meet clients at the dock at six then fish until five. In twelve more days he’ll have one off. Rafa does the same thing, only he doesn’t go to sleep until past midnight. Fresh off a basketball state championship in March,…

Chasing deer and superstitions

The great philosopher and former regional manager Michael Scott once said, “I’m not superstitious, but I’m a little stitious.” I completely agree. People far too often look for omens and meaning in everything. Stuff just happens, no more no less. It’s not a sign, it’s a coincidence. When Scott Renke’s flight out of Seattle was delayed…

Thinking logically can make little sense

When a relationship is over, (even if before it really gets traction) there are specific reasons or logic cited in the closing arguments. Or at least there should be. Trying to articulate why things happen in fishing is far more complex. Last week a friend and I got into a lot of fish right off…