Fishing Rules of Etiquette

You might think my fishing buddies and I have a certain level of sophistication and refinement. At a minimum, you’re thinking, enough to establish rules of etiquette that govern our behavior when we are out on the boat together.

The Spooner Lake Expedition

I call it an expedition because it’s better than “a fishing trip where I didn’t catch anything.” “Expedition” makes it sound like I accomplished something, which I guess, in the end, I did.

The Loophole

All fisherman, whether they will admit it or not, have a thing for records. We’re obsessed with researching, talking about, and pursuing them.

Letter to Santa, 2020

Dear Santa:
Wow. What a year, huh? I bet more people than ever, especially those involved in politics, have really tested the line between naughty and nice.

Meetch’s Corner

honey hole: A hole, spot, or area containing big fish or lots of catchable fish. Usually requiring an oath of sworn secrecy before your buddy will take you to it.

Doris

I met her in an antique store in New Hampshire. She caught my eye as soon as I walked into the place.