Tales of a Fisherwife

Lifestyle blog of Susanna Pope

FISHionista- Wear white (boots) year ’round!

When you live on any of the beautiful islands of the Florida Keys, fashion is most likely not one of your top priorities every day. Many of us would much rather focus on what the weather might be this upcoming ‘Sandbar Sunday’, or what kind of tackle we might use (and maybe need to restock) […]

Weathering Rough Seas- Putting Foulies On!

When I think about April in the Florida Keys, I think of one thing…thunderstorms. These storms are usually quick-moving, strong, and can be soaking. Many times, they also bring lightening and/or thunder. Over the years I have lived in the Keys, I have seen windy Aprils, calm Aprils, ‘cold’ Aprils, and warmer Aprils, but one […]

Cooking Fish Dishes-Pleasing (Picky) Fishermen

Being the wife of a fisherman, you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to cook up a fresh catch quite often.  So often, in fact, that you can get in a bit of a rut with the ‘fish recipes’ that you prepare.  The same old stuff doesn’t cut it anymore and family members become […]

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 […]