I’ve been writing Fish Stories, a bi-weekly fishing column in the Key West Citizen and the Florida Keys Free Press for more than 14 years.

The stories focus, not only on fishing reports and techniques, but also tell of friendships and relationships made during fishing trips. Many of these trips have resulted in lifelong memories and friendships.


As a kid, I fished freshwater in the lakes and rivers of New England until my dad bought a 26-foot Chris-Craft and we fished outside Boston Harbor. When I moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1970, I learned to fish for warm-water species in the Gulf Stream. I was hooked. 

In 2000, I moved to the Florida Keys, married my wife, Loretta, and fished every chance I could. Now, I’m living my dream, fishing in the Florida Keys. Life is good.


In 2011, I self-published a book called Florida Keys Fish Stories. It’s comprised of 43 of my past-published fishing columns. It was a two-year labor of love. I had to learn the ins and outs of publishing a book, starting with ISBN numbers, page sizes, book formatting, how books are physically made, and how to publish digital versions of a book for Kindle and other digital book-readers.

“Double-Edged-Sword” has been released!!



 A great read!

“This is a light hearted look at fishing for the fisherman and non-fisherman. Thoroughly enjoyable stories for both the old and young. I especially liked the mix of novice and seasoned fishing tips. Anyone who has spent a day on the water in any sized boat in search of the elusive “big one” or just being able to commune with nature can picture themselves in these pages. Makes a great gift or something nice to have on your own coffee table for you and your guests to enjoy.”

Peggy J. Ricciuto

A good read!

“This a good book for anyone with an interest in the Keys. It is a great book if you happen to also be a fisherman”

Steve Doty

 Fishing and cooking, what a combo!

An excellent book for the first time or experienced Keys fisherperson . The especially valuable are the many fish recipes, included in this humorous compilation of tales of the comradeship of fisherpersons.”