March 9, 2022
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March 9, 2022 brian


The two best times to fish is when it’s raining and when it ain’t.

– Patrick F McManus

I have 3 teenage daughters. Each one of them is involved in sports. Different sports. Different teams. So chances are (if I’m not working) I’m probably on my way to, already watching, or on my way back from a sporting event. So my free time is very limited. My fishing time, almost nonexistent.

I used to fish or hunt at least 175 days a year.

When I first got my driver’s license, I wore a pathway in-between my house and a local pier located on Lake Michigan. One summer, I think there were only two or three days that I missed going out there. Then college came, and I got to explore the famed Michigan’s U.P. rivers and lakes. Then I met my wife. Got married. Moved down to Virginia Beach. Got a really good job, and it financed our weekend trips down to North Carolina’s Outer Banks (OBX), where I fell in love with saltwater surf fishing.

Once we moved back to the mitten state, the kids started coming. Three times I flipped that coin. Three times it came up girls. And I started my own business. Funny how you can easily work 60 hours a week yourself, just so you don’t have to work 40 for someone else. So my advice on when is the best time to go fishing? Any. Time. You. Can.

While on a cruise through Alaska, Brian jumped ship to spend a few hours fishing just for the halibut. Those cruise ships run a very tight schedule and tried to leave early from this port of call. Good thing his wife was still on the boat raising hell. And good thing the taxi driver paid no mind to the posted speed limits.