Tales of a Fisherwife

Lifestyle blog of Susanna Pope

Great fishing expectations- Less is more

Something that is done routinely by a person can become familiar, second nature, or monotonous; it can even start to feel uneventful. For me, something that seems to never feel uneventful and never grows old, is fishing. Luckily for me, I married a fisherman, so I feel confident I’ll have endless opportunities to fish throughout […]

An Offshore Christmas Story

When you work on an offshore charter boat, you have to be prepared to go fishing 365 days a year. Luckily, no one actually fishes 365 days a year, but it can start to feel that way during certain busy times of the year. Last December was one of those times for my husband Jerry, […]

We Only Have One

Most of us, especially those of us reading FishMonster/Island Jane Magazine, have a deep love for our waters. From lakes to bays, the Gulf to the Atlantic, and everything in between, we all seem to get recharged when we are on or by the water. Over the past few months, there has been increasing concern […]

Saving Squirt the Sea Turtle

It is getting to be that time of year again when baby sea turtles are hatching here in the Florida Keys.  The late summer and early fall months are when most of the sea turtles in our area are born.  Most of the nests are loggerhead and green turtles, which are by far the most […]

Hooking Your Targeted Species

Often times, when it comes to catching different species of fish, there are different lures, baits, lines, and even types of rods and reels, as well as combinations of these, for each variety of fish.  It is important to know what these are for your target species and to put the right combination of them […]