About the author
I’ve been fortunate because I’ve had the opportunity to fish many places from Ontario through the Deep South. As a young man, I learned to fish in West Virginia, searching for rainbow, brown and brook trout in the many ponds and streams across the state. Soon after I began my career in the glass industry I moved to Tennessee, New Jersey, Georgia, and back to Tennessee. Each move offered new fishing opportunities that introduced me to new kinds of fish and ways to catch them and I made many new friends along the way who taught me how to catch fish in their home waters. Now I live in northeast Tennessee, in Kingsport, with my wife Tammie. It must have been fate that brought me to Tennessee because I met my wife and learned this area offers the most diverse fishing opportunities of anywhere I’ve lived. Above average to exceptional fishing is available for many popular game fish including black bass, striped and hybrid bass, rainbow and brown trout, walleye, catfish and others in the many lakes, rivers and streams across the region. There are so many angling choices locally, I sometimes have a hard time deciding when and where to go fishing. Much of what I learned about fish and fishing has been captured in my book, The Weekend Angler’s Guide To Good Fishing. If you’d like to read it and share in my experiences, click on the photo of the book to go to Amazon.com where you can preview some pages or order a hard copy or Kindle version. Whether you’re an experienced angler or someone new to our sport, I’m sure you’ll find things in my book that will help you catch more fish. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed learning the things described.
Of the many places I’ve fished, there’s one thing I found they have in common. In every state or province on every body of water there are other anglers like us who want to learn more about fishing. Much of what I’ve learned was through trial and error. Some was the result of applying past experiences to new places or species of fish; others from applying something I’ve read or seen on television to a similar situation. But many things I’ve learned have come from other anglers. I believe if you listen closely and keep an open mind when talking with others there is much you can learn. Show respect, question or offer suggestions with courtesy and you’ll make many new angling friends and learn much more about fishing. So if you have suggestions that will help me become a more successful angler, please share your knowledge. Comments or suggestions are always welcome.
I hope you’ll continue to visit me here as I share my experiences in new places and explore other angling opportunities. Friend me on Facebook and you can see photographs of many of the fish I catch and post your favorites for all of us to enjoy. If the information you find here or in my book helps you catch more fish, I hope you’ll tell your friends and family so they can join us.
Be safe and great fishing!