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.

INSURING A FISHING LIFESTYLE

Due to a change in employment status, I was recently faced with a need to purchase life insurance. The conversation with the agent I dealt with might be useful to other avid fishermen, so I have chosen to share it. … Continue reading

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THE MAN-EATING CRABS OF CATAHOULA FLAT

“Six-Pack” Gets In A Crab Boil!              “I’m tellin’ ya’, boys, out of all the critters in the sea, the one I fear most is the blasted blue crab!  If they grew to the size … Continue reading

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ASTROLOGY ON THE CREEK

Look At Horoscopes For The Fisherman/Boater   I don’t know how many readers of an outdoors column also read the daily horoscopes.  Personally, I get a kick out of glancing through them, even though I don’t think it really makes … Continue reading

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TEXAS COASTAL HALLOWEEN!

  (Author’s note: This story features my fictional deckhand, Jack “Six-Pack” Pierce, a frequent character in my fantasies.)     Six-Pack was as excited as I’ve seen him since the day we got 2 tarpon releases and the charter party … Continue reading

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THE HERMIT

   (Author’s note: This whimsical little tale first appeared on the back page of Saltwater Sportsman magazine, and won 1st Place in Outdoor Fiction Writing that year in the TOWA annual Excellence in Craft writing contest) The stretch of land … Continue reading

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FISH HOGS!

(Author’s note: This story first appeared in Saltwater Texas magazine) Most folks who follow wildlife issues on any scale know that the state of Texas is infested with feral hogs. These creatures are mostly descendants of domestic pigs that either … Continue reading

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A FISH STORY AS BIG AS TEXAS!

</script>San Luis Pass is the natural outlet of West Galveston Bay into the Gulf of Mexico, and it also forms the western boundary of Galveston Island.  Before the toll bridge was built connecting Galveston to Follett’s Island on the Freeport … Continue reading

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TAKING IT TO THE LIMIT-AND BEYOND!

  Making A Good Story Better, Or Not?             Fishermen are often accused – unjustly, of course – of stretching the truth a wee bit at times when relating stories of their fishing success. While … Continue reading

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LOOK TO THE WIND

(Author’s note:This story was originally published in Saltwater Texas, and was an award winner in that year’s Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association’s “Excellence In Craft”competition.)               Unlike some folks who do their best thinking in private areas of their homes, … Continue reading

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