Category Archives: Humor/Fiction

I love to write outdoor related humor and fiction. I have won numerous awards for both categories from the Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association – and have plans to gather most of these stories into a humor/fiction/”mood” article book – but since I sometimes have trouble finding a market for such material, readers of Mike’s Hunt-Fish will have to suffer through my obsession.

MORE “MOWIN’ IN THE WIND”

I wrote some time ago comparing mowing my rather large “lawn” to offshore fishing. For those who may not have read the original, “Mowin’ In The Wind”, just remember that I have a rather fertile imagination. For this year’s mowing … Continue reading

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THE HERMIT

This one is an old favorite. It first appeared on the back page of Saltwater Sportsman, back when they ran a lot of Fiction/Humor on that page. Since then it has appeared in other places, but not here. One day … Continue reading

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS – OF THE OIL RIG KIND! Like They Say, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! My first “charter boat” was a 24 foot, deep vee, outboard powered hull – a fine sea boat for it’s size, but sometimes … Continue reading

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PHONE – ETICS

Author’s Notes: This story was written long ago, when cell phones were still mostly just phones. I admit to having changed my attitudes towards the things as they have evolved. I now own a “Smart Phone”, although I sort of … Continue reading

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THE AMAZING “STRAIGHT” HOOK!

We seem to be at a crossroads in the world of fishing tackle, with many pieces of equipment and fishing philosophies appearing to be in opposition to each other. For instance, while fishermen are being urged to be more conservation … Continue reading

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A MARINA CHRISTMAS

  ‘Twas three nights before Christmas, and all along the coast, The sea fog rolled in like a holiday ghost. Zima, the dock dog, slept under the shed, While most boat owners were home snug in their beds. The TV … Continue reading

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE – TEXAS STYLE!

   “Ahoy there!  Permission to come aboard?”          “Sure, why not.  Things have been goin’ to hell all mornin’ anyway!” “Aw, poor Baby!  Is the world treating you harshly today?” Not the WHOLE world, but this damn computer keeps locking … Continue reading

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‘TIS THE SEASON: PART I – CHRISTMAS ON THE BAYOU

‘Tis the time of the year when Christmas decorations are going up on homes, businesses, and boats.  Well, actually most folks started putting theirs up shortly after July 4th, and anyone not lit up and festive by Thanksgiving is badly … Continue reading

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SIX PACK AND THE TENNIS-SHOE HEADS

  It would be nice if all charter trips were glamorous journeys in search of majestic billfish, and the customers were all “supermodels” working on the perfect tan while the crew hunted for their next world record catch. In reality, … Continue reading

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DREAM BOAT

“… to keep your love alive. Trying not to confuse it, with, what you do to survive.” – Jackson Browne, “Running On Empty”               Working night shifts in a chemical plant pays the bills, … Continue reading

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