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Angling Giants

Written by Andrew Herd, one of angling's leading historians, the just published Angling Giants will be an essential reference for anyone interested in the history and literature of angling.

LINK (Via:Medlar Press)


Spill Baby Spill!

Meghan Clyne, who is a conservative journalist and former speechwriter for George W. and Laura Bush, tries to make the argument that Obama hasn't convinced Americans he truly understands the disaster in the Gulf because he's not a fisherman!

LINK (Via: The Wall St. Journal)

Only a true fisherman would make a statement like this.

The reason we're in this mess is because the Obama Administration kept in place the crooked environmental guidelines Ms. Clyne's former boss and his oil industry cronies implemented to favor the industry.

The inside story of how Obama failed to crack down on the corruption of the Bush years – and let the world's most dangerous oil company get away with murder

LINK (Via: Rolling Stone)

The WSJ has also been reporting on the lack of Bush era oversight.

The Wall Street Journal reported on May 3 that Bush MMS federal regulators learned in a 2004 study that a vital piece of oil-drilling safety equipment may not function in deep-water seas but did nothing to bolster industry requirements.

Wall Street Journal: In 2003, Bush MMS decided not to require last-resort shut-off device. "The industry argued against" mandating a remote-control shut-off switch that serves as "last-resort protection against underwater spills," and "by 2003, U.S. regulators decided remote-controlled safeguards needed more study.


Saturday Morning Cartoon


C.D. Clarke Original Oils and Watercolors

C.D. Clarke creates much of his work right on location, sometimes standing knee deep in a salmon river or on a Bonefish flat, or bobbing along in a skiff.



I’m sorry I slept with your girlfriend, BP. I was drunk. 


The Thrill of Victory

The agony of defeat.......

After landing an 833 pound marlin and "winning" the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, team Citation loses the million dollar grand prize because one of their crew did not have a current $30 Coastal Recreational Fishing License.