Thank You to the Staten Island Advance

Thanks to the Staten Island Advance for featuring “Hook It & Cook It” for the past three Sundays. First class treatment. Thank you @siadvance and @silive To purchase book on Amazon, Click here     Jim Shaffer Hungry man. Tiny kitchen. Big City. To purchase book on Amazon, Click here Excerpt 3 on reading “Thank You to the Staten Island Advance”


“There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.”     Steven Wright “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” Henry David Thoreau As a kid growing up in New York City, it was difficult to find clean, safe placesContinue reading “ADVENTURES OF AN URBAN ANGLER”

Staten Island Ferry from the Wheelhouse

Headed to Staten Island aboard Spirit of America to pick up my copy of the Sunday Staten Island Advance featuring excerpts from my book “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing with an Urban Angler”. I bumped into my old buddy Billy Thatcher who gave me the insiders tour.  Thanks to Captain HenryContinue reading “Staten Island Ferry from the Wheelhouse”

Recipe Contest- Seafood

Submit your favorite seafood recipe in the comments section below. Winners will be published in our upcoming e-book! Anything to do with regional seafood in the New York, New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic and New England areas will be considered and fully credited. These recipes can be old style, Nouveau, fusion, Asian, Italian, Irish, Portuguese, Spanish, HaitianContinue reading “Recipe Contest- Seafood”

The Gentlemen of the Todt Hill Rod & Reel Fishing Club

“There comes a time in every man’s life when he is either going to fish Or do something far worse.”    When A Lady Undresses- Havilah Babcock THE GENTLEMEN OF THE TODT HILL ROD AND REEL FISHING CLUB Excerpt from “Hook It & Cook It- Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing with an Urban Angler” CLICK HERE TOContinue reading “The Gentlemen of the Todt Hill Rod & Reel Fishing Club”