April 11, 2018

The Battle for Bristol Bay

By JJ Waters It’s been called a fisherman’s dream, an outbacker’s panacea, a bird lover’s paradise. It’s the quintessential Alaskan wilderness and considered to be one of the most pristine, unspoiled and invaluably intact ecosystems still in existence on planet earth. Every image conjured in one’s mind of the beauty, […]
Read more
April 5, 2016

It’s Better to Count Fish, than Sheep

By JJ Waters On a recent business trip I lay awake for hours in the tiny hotel room as my mind spun wildly with too many thoughts about work, family, money, you name it. The next morning at breakfast, my business associate tried to make some small talk. “So how’d […]
Read more
February 16, 2016

Un’Shucking’Believable

How Louisiana’s oyster shells make the incredible journey from reef to table and back to reef. By JJ Waters Imagine looking out your window and a seeing a piece of land the size of a football field disappearing.  Now, imagine a football field vanishing every 45 minutes.  If you live […]
Read more
November 11, 2015

Guy Harvey Magazine Announces Special Issue Through Partnership with LA Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

  By JJ Waters Louisiana’s rich, natural resources to be featured in Guy Harvey Magazine’s Spring 2016 Issue  Pensacola, FL – Guy Harvey Magazine (GHM), an award winning publication focused on sustainable and responsible fishing, today announced its partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to create […]
Read more
August 18, 2015
The "Catch" of "Catch and Cook".

Louisiana’s Catch & Cook Combines Best of Both Worlds

  By JJ Waters I love Louisiana.  Although it’s known as the “Sportsman’s Paradise”, I’ve always thought the state’s motto should be “Joie de Vivre” (exuberant enjoyment of life).  The people are hospitable, the food is insanely good, the history and culture are rich and diverse, there’s always a party […]
Read more
July 31, 2015

If You Fish, It’s Bound to Happen

  By JJ Waters My son posted a picture on Facebook the other day that got a lot of attention and a multitude of comments. “Man, hate when that happens!” and “OUCH”; “How the heck did you do THAT?” and “da-yum, son!” and my favorite: “at least it wasn’t your […]
Read more
June 3, 2015

When a Passion Becomes a Career, Introducing JJ Waters

By JJ Waters I don’t remember learning how to fish any more than I remember learning how to swim. I always thought I was just born that way.  But I wasn’t.  The truth is I was taught by one of the greatest fisherman I ever knew. My earliest childhood memory […]
Read more