Redeeming kings

The first time I fished with Rob Jackson was close to a decade ago. The outboard on his 25-foot Bayliner died on a windy day with intermittent rain. As waves funneled in between two small islands, the lifeless boat rolled on top of the ocean swell. A local charter fisherman backed up his boat and…

Politeness pays off in fish

I have polite friends, and there are times I wonder what they are really thinking. If I ask say, a question about their fishing preference, the response will be polite and to the effect of, “I’m cool either way” or “sure, alright”. My Manteca buddies Danny and Derrick had never experienced the sea in small…