Excerpts from my new book “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing Dishing and Reminiscing. With more than 50 recipes!” on Amazon ! CLICK TO BUY The winter of a fisherman is long and full of surreal, haunting dreams. They are dreams of mighty fish and hearty fights under the sun. Some of them we win, some… Continue reading Rumors of Herring: A Fisherman’s Long Winter
An except from HOOK IT & COOK IT available on Amazon. A New York Foodie’s Bonafides and Particulars Hi, I'm Jim. I am a big man, recreational fisherman, home cook in a tiny kitchen in my native New York. I hook it and cook it, buy it and fry it and I know my… Continue reading I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn
Special day aboard the Capitol Princess. Thanks to the Collins family, Randy, Eugene, Gill and the best mates on the water. Great time. Old friends, new friends and a great day on the brine!.
"Truth is stranger than fishin’ ” Jimmy Buffett PARTY BOAT LISTINGS AND Updated REPORTS (with links) with useful TIPS AND GENERAL RULES (scroll past listings)! IF YOU KNOW A PARTY BOAT THAT I AM MISSING, PLEASE FORWARD A LINK AND I WILL CREATE A LISTING firstname.lastname@example.org New York City Party Boats Long Island Party… Continue reading UPDATED Party Boat Fishing Report 9/13/18- NYC, NJ, CT & Long Island
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WITH Fishing Updates, Weather, Water Temps plus INFO ON SIX ACCESSIBLE FISHING HOTSPOTS IN NYC!!! A relentless east wind and spotty showers put a damper on local fishing over the Labor Day weekend. The coming week will start hot with the only showers likely later in the week. Fluking has slowed a bit, but big… Continue reading NYC, Long Island, CT & NJ Area Fishing Report 9/3/18 Snotty Weather, East Winds Slow Down Bite
“Catching fish is secondary to the immeasurable joys of the watery world.” ― Fennel Hudson, Traditional Angling One of the many pleasures of fishing is that it often surprises us with incredible vistas and moments where nature sings. I often describe fishing as "creative loitering" and these photos will give you a small glimpse into… Continue reading Fishing, Creative Loitering in Beautiful Places
“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.” John Buchan Excerpt from Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing with an Urban Angler. Colin Thomas Shaffer 8/16/70-2/15/17 "Fishing is an imperfect art form. Tides can be predicted years… Continue reading The Last Fishing Trip
Strolling the streets of the city, there is a lot of beauty to see. You just have to keep your eyes peeled...
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