On The Angling Road Again

Late March 2022

Last month I enjoyed a week-long visit with my old college roommate and buddy, Morris Douglas Martin, at my place on Chokoloskee Island in Florida. Morris flew in from Kansas where we both grew up, and we proceeded to chase snook in my motor boat a couple of days during his stay. We got some nice fish, but I think the highlight was the afternoon we decided to relax and do some road fishing along the historic Loop Road in the Everglades. Our quarry was anything that would bite, except gators, of which we saw quite a few. We had a blast catching lilliputian Oscars and Atomic Sunfish (aka Mayan Cichlids) and just being goofy. We capped the trip at a Red Sox spring training game featuring $10 beer!! Morris hasn’t changed much over the years–he’s remains a fun-loving, amiable guy with a twinkle in his eye and still is handsome….just ask him! In one short week we proved conclusively we’ve grown old, but not up. Here’s a tribute to my old friend and all the good times we had together over the years.

2 thoughts on “On The Angling Road Again

  1. I’m happy to have found your blog! I just completed a YA novella called Ironjaws. One of the joys of writing it was that I was able to take a trip back in time and spend it fishing with my oldest friends. It is good to hear that you were able to do so in real life. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Jerry! Your work looks interesting too. I just subscribed and look forward to Ironjaws. I spent a lot of time in high school playing basketball and fishing.

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