Hemingway had met Ché on several occasions, being invited as a guest of honor to the macabre spectacle that was a firing squad execution. However, Hemingway only met Castro on one occasion, when the three jetted off on a boat and competed against each other in a competition to see who could catch the biggest fish. Castro won, telling Hemingway “I am a novice at fishing.” Hemingway responded, “You are a lucky novice.”
Deep beneath the surface of Texas’ only naturally formed lake there used to swim a massive, open-mouthed dinosaur-era fish with a long snout and prized caviar. Now, decades after the paddlefish was almost completely wiped out, it’s coming back to Caddo Lake.
On Sept 10, a Gulfstream from NOAA rumbled down the runway at MacDill Air Force Base until the crew noticed it hit something. At first they thought it was a bird, most likely an osprey, and aborted the flight. But when the base wildlife management officer looked around for a dead bird, she couldn’t find one. But she did find a fish. (TBO.com via Gawker)
In 1987, the New York Times reported that “a midair collision between a jet airliner and a fish delayed an Alaska Airlines flight for about an hour Monday while the plane was inspected for damage.”
Salmon and Trout, Alaska
Photo: Michael Melford
Fly fishing on the Deschutes River, Early December
Come to me, sole of the sea! You are no match for my tenkara stick!