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23' mini-trawler
by Schucker

Janice aboard Seaweed,
living the good life afloat...

Trawler life on a nickel budget is possible.
I'm doing it and you can too.

Janice Marois, nautical journalist.
Accredited member of Boat Writers International.

The Fishing page
catching dinner - tips and tricks

Aphorism Alert:  Never measure your fish. Fish will continue to grow long after being caught, as long as you don't know their correct length and weight to begin with. Conrad Fjetland.

catching dinner - tips and tricks

~ listed chronologically, as posted ~

Please note I could really REALLY use some advice on how to successfully catch fish from you. It is rather embarrassing to be out here this long with so few fish to show for it. Fish do not fear me!

Email your Fish Stories and I will post them. I'm not great (nor even good) at fishing so I started this topic to receive advice. Please help. I love fish chowder but that takes more than potatoes, scallions, garlic and cream because without fish it is just plain stew.

  1. Fish Training 101

  2. The Fishing Boat

  3. Dolphin Visits

  4. Budget Boating

  5. Trash Solutions

  6. Glass-bottom Dinghy

  7. Anchor Light for Dinghy

  8. Anhingas

  9. Portlight Privacy (at Carrabelle Riverfront Festival)

  10. On Island Time (Schucker 440 Motorsailor)

  11. Five Dollars at a Time

  12. Snook Surface (cold weather consequence)

  13. For the Fishermen (anchoring system)

  14. Red Tide and Forest Fires

  15. Attaching a Fishing Reel

  16. Fishing Pole Question (plus no-screw mounting how-to)

  17. Barracudas and Ciguatera Toxin

  18. Bait Bucket Blues


  20. coming soon



The Archive holds a chronological list of every item published on my website. It includes a brief synopsis (not just the title) along with the topics covered in each article.

Click on the title and voila: you're there. Enjoy!

Topics of Interest:
You can achieve a simple satisfying life


For years I've been collecting short pithy statements otherwise known as aphorisms. If you're like me and enjoy the weird, go ahead and CLICK!

These are previously posted -- for new, you'll have to come visit again.

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Spiderwire braided fishing line - 15 lb test by Dyneema

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Bait Caster

Ultra-Light Telescoping Fishing Net

Bait Bucket - 6 quart size

My home is not fancy by any means, however you cannot imagine how wonderful it is to come back to her after an expedition on shore.

If I can live this life, why not you too?

Skipper, First Mate extraordinaire

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