Pete McDonald

Falvey’s Long Island Fishing Book Sighting
I hit Barnes & Noble to pick up another fishing book (The Longest Silence by Tom McGuane) when I noticed a “Staycation” display featuring local books. And it was great to see friend and former colleague Kevin’s book Falvey’s Guide ...
R.I.P. Bob Hewes
I saw the news in Soundings Trade Only yesterday that Bob Hewes had passed. Hewes is credited with building the first modern flats boat in the 1950s, born out of a bonefishing trip with legendary fly angler Lefty Kreh. In ...
FLIP-FLOP Bad News Continues
This report from CNN puts my footwear of choice in a bad light. But I am going to ignore all evidence to the contrary and continue to believe the flop is the perfect shoe.
MORE iPHONE: Free Boat Ramp Locator App
Takemefishing.org has put out a free Boat Ramps iPhone app. Notice the “free” is not capitalized. The app itself is free, rather than an app that lists where there are “free boat ramps.” I downloaded the app and checked it ...
MoGo iPhone App Lets You Report on BP Gulf Disaster
You can file your own “citizen scientist” reports on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster and contribute  information about what’s really happening down there. All you have to do is download the free iPhone app called “MoGo,” short for ...
Get Yer Daily Sea Surface Temps
A fishing buddy turned me on to this a while ago. Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences publishes daily surface temperature readouts for the entire seaboard, and more detailed ones for specific regions. Click on this link and check ...
Great White Shark Caught in Montauk Tournament
An angler fishing the 24th Annual Star Island Yacht Club Shark Tournament landed a 300-pound great white. His catch is landing him in hot water. He made the mistake of keeping the shark, which is illegal, and is now under ...
UPDATE: Winning Blue Marlin DQ’d at Big Rock
The board of directors for the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament have disqualified Citation’s 883-pound blue marlin, according to this press release. Here’s the meat: “After interviewing members of the crew of the fishing vessel Citation, review of the Big ...
No Fishing License? No Prize at Big Rock
The crew of Citation thought they had the $912,825 prize in the bag for their 883-lb. blue marlin at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Moorehead City, North Carolina.  But one of the boat’s crew didn’t have his ...
Costa Del Mar’s New Blog
The sunglass maker Costa Del Mar has started a new blog called The Watery Rave. As part of the company’s mission to protect fish habitats, the blog’s focus will be on fishing adventures and conservation stories. A quick read-through shows ...

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