Paradise Found – A Girl with SMA goes Crabbing

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By Alyssa Schwartzenburg ~ A Sportsman’s Paradise. That’s what my home state of Louisiana is often called. I always loved being outside, ever since a little kid, but the outdoors always seemed far away for me. The reason? I have this neuromuscular disease called SMA, or Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which progressively reduces my ability to […]

The P.O.I.N.T. Drum Tournament for Challenged Fishermen

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By Chad Waligura ~ Sometimes just getting out there is the most important thing. I believe that’s a motto I’ve seen before somewhere around here, and it’s one of the main reasons I like to go down to the P.O.I.N.T. Drum Tournament in Galveston, Tx., every spring. (Contact David Gaston of the Gulf Coast Chapter […]

Fishing HAS No Boundaries

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By Kathy Overman ~ “Most of us think that going fishing is as easy as a walk down to the lake…for over 56 million Americans with disabilities, it’s just not that easy.”   ~ FHNB ~ Many years ago when my daughters were young and we lived in the country 15 miles east of Hayward, WI, […]

Baja Larry


Larry Cooper was 31 when his jack-knifed trailer pulled his truck over the side of a steep hill in Baja California. He’d already purchased a lot in Los Barriles and built a villa as a base for his fishing operation. Breaking his neck only slightly altered those plans.

Gulf Shore Dreams


Sharks, the sickle-finned stars of so many of my childhood nightmares, have always been on my list of things to conquer. Every chance I got to go off-shore fishing, I dreamt of landing one of these predators of the deep. For some reason, they’ve always fascinated me. They always eluded me, too.