Fish Stories

Three Jelly fish Albuquerque Biopark

Fish live in water. They are streamlined with fins for rudders and propulsion, have bodies that create little friction between them and the water that supports them. Light filters down from the water's surface where we can see them take graceful turns at the tank's...

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Up a Creek Currie Ranch

The creek is in better shape today than fifty years ago.  Then, creek banks were crowded with brush. Now, you can stand on the bank and easily cast your tackle. There are still cat tails in the creek but they are controlled by a local wildlife biologist for a monthly...

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Net fishing – Video catching dinner

At dinnertime, a pelican begins his dive. He circles his target, turns himself into a projectile by tucking his wings to his body,and disappears head first into the surf.. When he comes back to the water's surface, he shakes his wings and recomposes, a fish struggling...

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Laguna de Apoyo between Managua and Granada

This Lagoon was formed 23,000 years ago after an explosion on one on Mombacho's bad hair days. It is fed by a number of surface and underground water sources and is one of the first Nature Preserves created in Nicaragua to preserve the country's natural landscape. In...

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Pompano’s and Whitey’s surf fishing on South Padre

  " Some days you do better in the boat and some days better on the beach, " the fisherman in coveralls tells us as he opens a cooler and shows us his Pompanos and Whiteys, game fish in this part of the Gulf of Mexico. The bottom of his cooler has five or six small...

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Fact and Fiction South Padre Island, Texas

  South Padre Island is accessible from Texas highway 100 via the Queen Isabella Bridge that connects Port Isabel, Texas on one end and South Padre Island on the other. When you hit beaches you have miles and miles to walk and mornings men and women carry Wal- Mart...

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River Watching Rio Tomebamba - Cuenca, Ecuador

Our dad liked fishing. His dad liked fishing. So, sons and grandsons like fishing too. The Rio Tomebamba bubbles up memories of trout streams in New Mexico, the Pecos and Jemez in particular. It also reminds me of the Conejos River in southern Colorado, or the Gila...

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Fishing from the pier in San Pedro Town Didn't catch a thing

This pier is at the end of the Perla Escondita Condos. With tomorrows departure looming, I find my Yo Yo, a bag of frozen shrimp, hooks and swivels and weights. It takes a minute to figure out how to cast. You unravel your line in little loops on the deck, gently pick...

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Feeding the Sharks in Belize – Video Shark Ray Alley

Part of this snorkel trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve in San Pedro Town is swimming with nurse sharks and manta rays in Shark Alley. As a prerequisite to swimming with sharks, they must have a reason to come to our boat and snacks are their motivator. Our guide, Erin,...

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Cooper Art Gallery Husband and wife team

"She likes details," Bruce Cooper says of his wife Debi. Their gallery, in a rented shop on main street in Caye Caulker, presents her art. She paints and he runs the business end of their collaboration. "We sell original art, prints, and small stocking stuffers, " he...

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Captain Shark’s Going Fishing

The ocean is a grocery store. At the end of piers, the tips of jutting land, on bridges or banks, in small boats and large, men shop for dinner. Early today three men are casting from the end of a pier at sunrise. They have been up all night and one lifts the top off...

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