I grew up in Iowa on the Mississippi River in a town called Muscatine. My early fishing experiences took place there on the river and in the sloughs and gravel pits mostly on the south side of town. I liked fishing the River a lot because it seemed like anything could happen. Through a chain of post-college events I had the lucky misfortune of living in Miami, Everglades City and Brooklyn NY. I got to learn how to fish for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Jacks, Ladyfish, Seatrout, Snapper and Barracuda in Florida. I fell in love with Naomi in 2003 and moved to NY in 2004. I was skeptical that Striped Bass could be anything as good as Snook. I was wrong. Striped Bass are really awesome.
I ran into a guy named Phil on a jetty on Long Island and he showed me a lot about Striped Bass.
Living in Oregon now and trying to figure out this part of the West Coast.