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The Lucky Angler

The Lucky Angler

Feeling Lucky? Fishing & boating luck and the superstitions that define it are considered by many to determine who becomes the lucky angler and who does not. I worked ocean going tugs some years back and sailed with a mate who was utterly convinced that onions on a boat were bad, very bad, luck. Made… Continue Reading

Iberian Seafood Platter

Iberian Seafood Platter

The Iberian peninsula sports a coastline measuring over 2000 miles long with roughly half in the Mediterranean Sea and half in the Atlantic Ocean. The countries of Spain and Portugal comprise the bulk of the peninsula with two smaller enclaves, Andorra (landlocked) and Gibraltar (British waterfront colony), as well. The cuisines of the peninsula are,… Continue Reading

Kiss Your Fish

Kiss Your Fish

So, do you kiss your fish. If yes is your answer, then why? If that’s not how you roll, then why not? Old Salt receives several thousand fishing pics during the year, a couple hundred of which involve someone kissing a fish. It’s a thing…. a real thing. So much so that we all know… Continue Reading

Pan Seared Hogfish and Beet Stack Salad

Pan Seared Hogfish and Beet Stack Salad

It’s Valentines Day and if you are looking for a sure fired way straight to your sweethearts… heart, this Pan Seared Hogfish and Beet Stack Salad recipe is it. Originally published in 2017 we thought it would be a great re-roll for the 2019 Valentines Day holiday. Hog Snapper, with its delicate texture, mild flavor and… Continue Reading

Inshore Fishing In The New Year

Inshore Fishing In The New Year

The New Year is upon us and we have not skipped a beat here in Tampa Bay. We closed out 2018 with a strong finish catching some quality gag grouper and for fishing in the new year have now shifted our efforts back inshore. January fishing is always dependent on the weather and fishing around… Continue Reading

Minorcan Clam Chowder

Minorcan Clam Chowder

The winter winds are blowing already and there is nothing like a hot, steaming bowl of Minorcan Clam Chowder to cure what ails you. Minorcan Clam Chowder is “minorcan” in large part due to the use of the Datil pepper and the historical roots of the cuisine centered in and around St. Augustine  Florida. If… Continue Reading

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