Major Hiatus…

Whew, that was an adventure! Sorry friends, it’s been a while. You see, we were on a mission from God and we just got back. Ironically, we still have half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark out and we are wearing sunglasses. So, despite my Irish need to make up some elaborate story like we…

Sweet Dixie Sugar Creek

Every once and a while the Riverbums crave something sweet. Yes, tradition compels us to visit an ice cream shop after every fishing adventure. Why? Cause ice creams amazing and if you don’t like ice cream then you are a terrorist and anti-‘merica!   But, besides ice cream what really tickles our fancy is a…

Perseverance

If you could bottle a fisherman into a prescription and sell it in your pharmacy, the pharmacist would warn you of the side effects. Blood, sweat and tears. Yes, my friends. To be a fisherman is to be life threatening. Your doctor may tell you that things will never be the same when diagnosed as…

We’ve Been Wading

Fishing is not for the faint of heart. It is a roller coaster of wins and losses, ups and downs, stuck and unstuck, fish and no fish, hit and miss, and multiple “did you see that”. You walk into that river with the highest of hopes only to be tempted, tormented, and teased beyond relief…

A Bum Match Indeed

It wasn’t even her tenth cast in the Milwaukee river on a late October day when AC felt the bite as she set the hook. A perfect set as she leaned back preparing for the fight…. LADIES, ladies, ladies AND and and GENTLEMEN gentlemen gentlemen. WELCOME welcome welcome  TO to to WWF. Women’s World of…

A Reel Good Fishing Partner…

A fishing partner is a good find. A good fishing partner is hard to come by. A real good fishing partner is rare.  You may think you know you’re friends and family. But, it isn’t until you are stranded in the wilderness with a tornado at your back or a bear at the point or…

Go Fish

Not everyone can recognize a good thing when they have it in their hands. They don’t realize something was special until they’ve lost it. And lost it for good. Like your near perfect girlfriend storming out of the apartment after she has maxed out all your credit cards and “maybe” flirted with your best friend…

Invasive Species

It’s 10 am. Your shaded eyes are open as the warming sun lights up your face and glistening arms, lining the water surface with sparkling dotted reflections and the tree tops with a golden coating . You are standing knee deep in a river, somewhere. The wind gently brushes the hair that sticks out your…

The River Less Traveled

What are you like when you wait in line? Like at the DMV or the airport? Frustrated? Annoyed? Ready to kill the person behind you that can’t stop complaining so you start imagining the things you would say before the big punch like, “Eat my dust,” or “Bet you’ll be complaining about this when you…