Fishing Line: Not Your Grandpa’s Mono

August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

  This year I have spent quite a bit of time on the road while not working weekend shifts. In this time, I have had to develop ways of saving some extra money here and there, or at least getting the most out of my investments. Competing as a co-angler in this game of ounces, every fish is [...]

Use the Subtle Gifts of Nature to Achieve Tidal Water Success

August 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Setting Sails for the James River tidal water. Here’s the scenario: You wake up on a Saturday morning to go fishing on a tidal fishery but realize in the chaos of getting ready you forgot to check the tide schedule. Frantically, you run to your computer to write down the schedule for the area you [...]

Fishing WIth the Men of CowanGates Law

August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

(L to R): D. Heath Gates Jr. ’05, E. Allen Luck ’12, F. Neil Cowan Jr. ’85, David H. Gates ’78 Everyone in the lodge has gone to bed and I stand mesmerized at the collections of old regulation agency documents, fishing and hunting mounts, and artwork that surround the cabin [...]

Help Others and Help Yourself

August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

This past weekend I was reminded of the simple joy of doing work, not for any monetary benefit to myself but to help out friends. For all things in life, it is important that we give back what we have received. Many say that the American people have been handed too much and as a result have [...]

Reduce, Recycle, Pass it On

July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re anything like me, you find it hard at times to face all the commitments of transitioning into adulthood. Many times I have taken a step back and wonder how on earth I made it to this two years removed from college. Nothing could prepare me for remembering the thirty passwords of [...]

A Common Understanding

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Many men go fishing their whole lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after” – Henry David Thoreau   Thats my “I didn’t zero” face. 🙂 The clock strikes 4am and the obnoxious siren of my iPhone alarm wakes me abruptly. I contemplate rolling back over [...]

Tournament Reflection: FLW BFL Shenandoah Division Event 4

July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Morning Before Take-Off at the 4th stop of the FLW BFL Shenandoah Division on the Potomac River Well folks, another tournament has come and gone and I am already anticipating the final event of the Shenandoah Division BFL. The season has not been stellar by any stretch of the imagination but I have [...]

Dreaming is Living

July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

“We have something as humans that no animal has and what it is called is, imagination. And what imagination allows you to do is see it before it actually happened… One day is gonna be your day. Embrace faith. You gotta be able to see it and believe it, when there is no evidence around you” [...]

Tournament Reflection: FLW BFL Shenandoah Division Event 3

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Coming into the Weigh-In after a beautiful day on the Potomac River, MD. Coming into the tournament in 46th place in the points, I knew that I needed a good go of it to continue moving up the standings. As I discussed in the previous tournament recaps, the BFL Co-Angler game is all about catching [...]

A Step in the Right Direction: Part II

June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Madison’s first trip on the James River Like last week we are continuing on the theme of lessons that I have learned in my few short years of existence. As I grow as a young adult, I have learned that I have never been a natural at anything, yet have worked hard to achieve an understanding of [...]
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