Friday, October 31, 2014

RECREATIONAL FISHING AS A GAINFUL OCCUPATION

YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT YOUR WORSE DAY FISHING BEAT YOUR BEST DAY AT THE OFFICE. DO YOU REALIZE THAT EVERY DAY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE MAKING A LIVING IN RECREATIONAL FISHING Visitors to Capt. Richie's Office
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The more we look around at our feed back from our FISHING SECTION the more we realize that not everyone uses rods, reals, lures, and boats for "recreation". Of course we have always known that commercial fishermen are part of a large industry producing our "wild caught" labeled seafood. As professional mariners ourselves we've encountered commercial fishermen all over the world. We know that "commercial fisherman" is an occupation that can be lucrative, but also involves back braking hard work, long periods at sea away from home, and no small amount of danger. We have every intention of addressing that occupation at a future date ion our FISHING SECTION, but we are largely focused at the moment on recreational fishing. We have been meticulous in the past in our MERCHANT MARINE SECTION, NAVAL INTERESTS SECTION, ADMIRALTY LAW SECTION, and the VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEMS SECTION to address the information needs of maritime professionals. It is only recently that we have realized through reader correspondence that there is a growing corps of professionals surrounding recreational fishing. Being avid recreational fishermen ourselves, frankly we envy the work lives of some of our recent correspondents. We have been to sea in war and peace, but have also manned the offices and cubicles of maritime intelligence and law. We know what the inside of a cube farm, or administrative office looks like. We have all heard the dreaded words from higher command. "Sorry, but its your turn to row a desk". The necessary related shoreside office work of the maritime sectors are the closest we've ever come to the much dreaded "real job". While stuck in temporary assignments of 24 to 36 months on such simulated "real jobs" we often turned to recreational fishing and sailing for relief. We developed strong empathy for the sufferings of all those real job holding tax payers who soldier on daily in the work environments that bored us to tears. It didn't occur to us until recently that some people escape the cube farms every year for professional lives in recreational fishing. 

 The fact that people make a living as "tournament fishermen", fishing guides, fishing writers, bait testers, tackle developers, etc. should give every avid recreational fisherman stuck making a living in an unhappy office or plant situation hope. Here is the best news about professional opportunities in recreational fishing. You generally don't need an advanced degree in ichthyology to break in. For many of the most fun positions you don't need a degree at all.  What you need is proven professional level skill in recreational fishing. Think of it as a little bit like the transition from amatuer golfer to professional. That's what most of the recreational fishing career paths we are becoming familiar with look like, a transition from amature to professional. You prepare for the transition by becoming more involved in your hobby. "More involved means more time spent fishing but in a more organized and documented manner, mostly by participation in tournaments, and hunting that record  individual within a targeted species. Remember all records count; state, tournament, Boone and Crockett. Get better by reading and watching videos on fishing, what better rainy day activity is there besides sex? Get focused. What is the recreational fishing job you are most interested in. If you want to run a guide service you have to earn at least a motorboat operator's license from the national maritime authority (Coast Guard in the U.S.) so some time in navigation and boating safety classes will be required. You will also need to document your underway time on board boats, 365 days of underway time is usually minimal for qualifying for a motorboat operator's license which would allow you top operate a motor boat under 65 feet in length with six of fewer passengers aboard. If you own a boat you are allowed to self certify some times. Keep in mind however that when it comes to self certified boat service time there are heavy penalties for fudging time. Keep a log, be accurate. The Motorboat operator license is the minimal boat operator level of competency that every recreational fisherman who wants to make the transition to professional should obtain. With it you can open your own business with a decent outboard boat. The other skill that you have to have in abundance to be any type of fishing guide is the ability to get your clients on fish and coach them into successfully landing them. This comes under the heading of local knowledge. You have to develop that systematically in your pre professional recreation fishing, again we suggest keeping detailed logs of what you catch, where , when, successful baits, lures, tackle, weather and tide conditions etc.  Of course if your goal is guiding fly fishermen in mountain streams you can probably skip the boat operation part, but you can't if you are going to be a bass fisherman guide on an inland lake. State guide type licenses either for you or your boat vary but mostly involve paying fees, there is rarely any third party competency requirement for these licenses. The thought of most state legislatures and fisheries administrators is that if you can't produce fish for your client reliably and regularly, the market will make short work of you. They are absolutely right.

 Most fishing guides are self employed, but there are paid "Captain's positions" throughout the coastal and Great Lakes states. Some of these are on "Charter boats" that are not owner operated but part of a fleet. Many such charter boats are well under 65 feet and may only lawfully carry six passengers or less and your motorboat operators license ( sometimes called a "six pack") and ability to produce fish will put you in the running for these positions. Then there are the "head boats" larger boats common to major coastal recreational fishing ports that take out more, often many more than six passengers. For those jobs you still need the ability to find fish, but you will also need a 50 or 100 ton "masters license". This occupational license will generally require a minimum of 365 days of underway time but on board larger vessels than what is required for a motor boat operator's license, though often some of your "motor boat time" can be applied to the experience requirements of this license. Fortunately there are "unlicensed mates" jobs available in the head boat industry. These don't pay much but provide the needed higher tonnage service time. 

 So while we are not experts on recreational fishing industry employment we are becoming more knowledgeable every day. We will post everything that we find useful to making the transition from recreational (amatuer) fisherman to professional recreational fisherman in the FISHING SECTION at every opportunity. Check the section often if you are interesting in turning pro. But for the "Guide" type occupations we think the above described basics are pretty well established. We summarize below: 

1. Document your underway time aboard boats strive to get 365 proven underway days at a minimum. 

2. Study coastal navigation and boating safety formally with Coast Guard Auxiliary or Power Squadron type courses.

3. Fish in formally organized tournaments as often as possible. In tournaments and out strive for the record fish in any category, any record record all this for your resume. You'll need a resume for either a paid "captain's job"or for a business capital loan to start your own business.

4. Study fishing from books, videos, and mentors. You are not ready for the transition to pro until you have at least a motor boat operator's license and a solid record as a fish finder / lander through at least extensive tournament participation and regular placement. Don't neglect those tournaments with prizes for simply "most fish caught" and "biggest fish caught" regardless of species.

 As for what we can tell you so far about some of the other professional opportunities out there such as sport fishing writer, bait. lure tester, tackle developer there pros evolve their skills somewhat independent of boat operations and tend to have have hobby backgrounds in fly tying and lure making. Fishing writers have to be able to write for publication. An academic degree in English or journalism helps but is often trumped in the job market by superior subject matter knowledge and a portfolio of published but low or unpaid articles in local fishing papers. These papers are often hungry for articles and quite willing to publish a decently prepared article that might not be competitive say for "OUTDOOR LIFE" . Writing takes more than an English degree, you have to have subject matter knowledge. Nothing predicts success in writing to a hiring editor like a portfolio of published articles. A hiring editor also sees in a history of publication something of a following. The new English major can't compete. But you have to pay your dues. Write for those local fishing and boating papers for free. Remember that there is no such thing as good writing only good rewriting. Work at it until those local free papers publish you regularly, then you are ready to canvas for a writing job. Your recreational fishing writer resume should include all of the work that you have done towards becoming a skilled fisherman.

 The transition from amateur fisherman to professional positions in the recreational fishing industry always starts with a modest life change that should not be unpleasant for you if you are truly meant to be a pro. Fish often, fish a lot, fish competitively, keep records and logs. Study navigation and boatmanship as well as fishing techniques. Flee the Cube farm! Escape from the Tyranny of the dreaded "real job".   Turn fishing pro. You don't have to give up your day job right away, its an amateur to pro transition that should be fun. If becomes "work" you probably weren't meant to be a recreational fishing professional. Our two fish who are writers Namazu and Beastie remind you that after that fun game of tug of war with our finny friends return as many alive back to the water as possible. 


THE ULTIMATE JOB FOR ANY FISHERMAN MEET:

GAVIN BOYD, CUSTOM BAIT TESTER THAT'S HIM BELOW  "AT THE OFFICE" WITH ONE OF HIS "LAB ANIMALS"

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 We recently came across Gavin Boyd on Twitter and immediately began following him due to his unusual "job description". Every recreational fisherman believes that "Tournament Fisherman" is the ultimate dream job. Gavin Boyd points us in a new but convergent direction, "bait tester". Make that two dream jobs for avid recreational fishermen. If we find any additional such jobs we'll report on them here, unless I apply and am placed. Should that occur its good-by keyboard, CRT screen, and deadlines, Namazu will of course stay on and I'm sure Og will find another editor. Og ran the show himself for the first year before hiring me so I'm sure the blog will still be here. But really what  right minded recreational fisherman wouldn't chuck it all for a job as "Tournament Fisherman" or "Bait Tester". Check out Gavin @ https://twitter.com/gavboyd1976



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

IN 12 YEARS THE "NATO NAVY" MINUS THE U.S. CONTRIBUTION COULD BE AN ISLAMIC NAVY.

AN OPEN LETTER TO EVERY AMERICAN FROM A MEMBER OF THE DUTCH PARLIAMENT





Geert Wilders is a Member of the Dutch Parliament. If he is correct, the United States is headed towards being the last bastion of Western civilization. If Europe falls under the black banner of Islam NATO is no more and NATO's powerful military assets including a large and powerful cooperative navy will be in the dedicated hands of the Islamofascists. If present trends continue Europe will be dominated by Islam in about 12 years. Russia will have a Muslim majority in 29 years. North America and India will be under siege by mid century unless Europe listens to voices like Wilder's while they still can. 

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In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: "Who lost Europe ?" Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman, Party for Freedom the Netherlands , at the Four Seasons in New York , introducing an Alliance of Patriots and announcing the "Facing Jihad Conference in Jerusalem" .
Dear friends,
Thank you very much for inviting me.
I come to America with a mission.  All is not well in the old world.  There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic.  We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe.  This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West.  The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.
First, I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe ..  Then, I will say a few things about Islam.  To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem ..
The Europe you know is changing.
You have probably seen the landmarks.  But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world.  It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.
All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighborhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen.  And if they are, they might regret it.  This goes for the police as well.  It's the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corners.  The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighborhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across Europe . These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of Europe , street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city.
There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe .  With larger congregations than there are in churches.  And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region.  Clearly, the signal is: we rule.
Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take Amsterdam , Marseille and Malmo in Sweden ..  In many cities the majority of the under-18 population is Muslim.   Paris is now surrounded by a ring of Muslim neighborhoods. Mohammed is the most popular name among boys in many cities.
In some elementary schools in Amsterdam the farm can no longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the pig, and that would be an insult to Muslims.
Many state schools in Belgium and Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils.  In once-tolerant Amsterdam gays are beaten up almost exclusively by Muslims.  Non-Muslim women routinely hear 'whore, whore'.  Satellite dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in the country of origin.
In France school teachers are advised to avoid authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin .  The history of the Holocaust can no longer be taught because of Muslim sensitivity.
In England sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. Many neighborhoods in France are no-go areas for women without head scarves.  Last week a man almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels , because he was drinking during the Ramadan.
Jews are fleeing France in record numbers, on the run for the worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War II.  French is now commonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya , Israel ..  I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.
San Diego University recently calculated that a staggering  25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim just 12 years from now.  Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.
Now these are just numbers.  And the numbers would not be threatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate.  But there are few signs of that.  The Pew Research Center reported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to France .  One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks. The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favor of a worldwide caliphate. Muslims demand what they call 'respect'.  And this is how we give them respect.  We have Muslim official state holidays.
The Christian-Democratic attorney general is willing to accept sharia in the Netherlands if there is a Muslim majority.  We have cabinet members with passports from Morocco and Turkey .
Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behavior, ranging from petty crimes and random violence, for example, against ambulance workers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots.   Paris has seen its uprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus.  I call the perpetrators 'settlers',  because that is what they are.  They do not come to integrate into our societies; they come to integrate our society into their Dar-al-Islam.  Therefore, they are settlers.
Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their neighborhoods, their cities, their countries.  Moreover, Muslims are now a swing vote not to be ignored.
The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet.  His behavior is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized.  Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem.  But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages - at the same time.  Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed.  Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza.  If it is good for Islam, it is good.  If it is bad for Islam, it is bad.
Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion.  Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins.  But in its essence Islam is a political ideology.  It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person.  Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life.  Islam means 'submission'.  Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is sharia.  If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.
Now you know why Winston Churchill called Islam 'the most retrograde force in the world', and why he compared Mein Kampf to the Quran.  The public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and sees Israel as the aggressor.  I have lived in this country and visited it dozens of times.  I support Israel , first, because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz , second because it is a democracy, and third because Israel is our first line of defense.
This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam's territorial advance.   Israel is facing the front lines of Jihad, like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines , Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan , Lebanon , and Aceh in Indonesia .   Israel is simply in the way, the same way West-Berlin was during the Cold War.
The war against Israel is not a war against Israel .  It is a war against the West.  It is Jihad.   Israel is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us.  If there would have been no Israel , Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest.  Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.
Many in Europe argue in favor of abandoning Israel in order to address the grievances of our Muslim minorities.  But if Israel were, God forbid, to go down, it would not bring any solace to the West .  It would not mean our Muslim minorities would all of a sudden change their behavior, and accept our values.  On the contrary, the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam.  They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as proof that the West is weak, and doomed.  The end of Israel would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning.  It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination.  If they can get Israel , they can get everything.  So-called journalists volunteer to label any and all critics of Islamization as a 'right-wing extremists' or 'racists'.  In my country, the Netherlands , 60 percent of the population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one policy mistake since World War II.  And another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat.  Yet there is a greater danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of America as the last man standing.  The lights may go out in Europe faster than you can imagine.  An Islamic Europe means a Europe without freedom and democracy, an economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military might for America - as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with atomic bombs.  With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome , Athens and Jerusalem ....
Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts.  My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives.  All throughout Europe , American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish.  My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians.  We can only hand over this hard won liberty to Europe 's children in the same state in which it was offered to us.  We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams.  Future generations would never forgive us.  We cannot squander our liberties.  We simply do not have the right to do so.
We have to take the necessary action now to stop this Islamic stupidity from destroying the free world that we know.
Please take the time to read and understand what is written here, Please send it to every free person that you know, it is so very important.
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Monday, October 27, 2014

NEWS FLASH: PROSECUTOR SEEKS DEATH PENALTY FOR FERRY CAPTAIN IN ACCIDENTAL DEATHS

South Korea Ferry Disaster: Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Captain


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Lee supplied the cause of the sinking of the Sewol … he has the heaviest responsibility for the accident,” the lead prosecutor in the case, Park Jae-eok, said. 

“We ask that the court sentence him to death. 

  We disagree. The proximate cause of the accident was an accident of stability. It has been proven that the ship was modified with an extra deck added to increase revenues. No such additions should be allowed to occur without the approval of the national marine regulatory authorities. If the plan for ship modification is approved, the "stability letter" should be recalculated to reflect the new conditions. The "stability letter" describes the maximum number of passengers allowed, ballast conditions, maximum draft, bilge conditions to maintain , etc. to assure that the ship will not capsize. It has been demonstrated that all of the procedures required for a safe modification were not followed by the owner, who acted out of greed and the S.Korean maritime authorities who did not use "due diligence". The Captain and crew had every right to rely on their stability letter. The ship capsized predictably, once the facts surrounding the deck addition became known, but unexpectedly for the Captain and crew. The weather was cold, the Captain's initial stability data didn't indicate a sudden captize was imminent. Under the circumstances the choice to tell the students to stay in their cabins to protect them from hypothermia and panic was erroneous, but not unreasonable when the incorrect technical information could not be known.  The survival of the Captain and certain crew members is a mix of accident of fate and breach of duty. 

 The mysterious owner of the ferry, the real culprit in this tragic event has died under mysterious circumstances. He can never be tried. The Captain and surviving crews merit having their occupational licenses revoked, merit some civil liabilities for the death, some may even merit negligent homicide findings. But seeking the death penalty for the Captain can only be viewed by maritime professionals as an obvious cover up of regulatory agency / national government malfeasance. Kill the Captain and insure that his only defense, the inappropriate deck addition, inaccurate stability data, and inefficient or dishonest regulatory process is never examined.   

  Maritime professionals around the world should raise voices in protest. To seek to execute a man who never exhibited any intent to kill, who was denied the proper information to make more sound decisions, no matter how dreadful the results, is to choose a scapegoat, and let the real responsible parties for the root cause vice mismanagement of the emergency reaction, off the hook. Its is simply governmental murder. When we first began observing the case we cautioned against the rush to judgement and expressed confidence in the South Korean Coast Guard and maritime authorities. But it is obvious now that a national prosecutor has chosen judicial murder as the path not of justice and truth, and future incident prevention, but of protection of the reputations of those in power in the national government. Shame on South Korea's government and on the Prosecutor. Enough people have died already due to the owner's and government's malfeasance. A death penalty has no place in this case and casts suspicion on all who seek it.  




Sunday, October 26, 2014

NIGERIAN PIRACY TAKES AN UGLY TURN

NIGERIAN PIRATES HAVE KILLED 4 POLICE OFFICERS AND ABDUCTED 6 OFFSHORE OIL WORKERS





  We don't usually post piracy incidents as posts or separate news items as we published months ago they have become all too common.  We provide links to several organizations in our News Section provide daily updates on piracy prepared by professional journalists and maritime intelligence specialists. We try to limit our postings to peculiar incidents that signal an observable change in pirate behavior in any sector of the sea trade routes suffering from piracy. Over the week end we learned that the pirates of Nigeria have stepped over a line that surely will escalate violence associated with piracy in the near future. On Friday October 24, 2014 Pirates launched an armed attack on guarded barges and boats on the waterways of Nembe in the Bayelsa State. Along with the barges and boats for the first time that we know of in recent decades pirates also attacked and captured an armed government patrol boat  belonging to the Marine Component of the Nigeria Police Force. It is believed by our correspondents that the patrol boat was escorting the Nigerian Agip Oil Company barges when they came under attack. Nigerian Agip Oil company is a subsidiary of the Italian oil giant  Eni. Three policemen and possibly the vessel operator (commissioned law enforcement status unknown) were killed in the exchange of gun fire with the pirates.The pirates also took the dead police officers uniforms and firearms. Additional details are conflicting.

 Apparently the pirates did not show much interest in the barges and their contents and may have had a political purpose in the attack.  The attack delayed passenger traffic when people were attempting to attend a state funeral in Okpoma, the funeral of former Governor Tmipre Sylva's uncle. Mourners were said to have waited at Ogbia and Amakalakal Jetty until the pirates completed their operation.

 We don't know if this event signals simply a revelation of the increasingly blood thirsty nature of Nigerian pirates or some turn of the pirates gangs in some political direction. We can tell you that up until now attacks against police officers were rare and attacks on armed government vessels virtually unheard of. Something evil is afoot off of Nigeria.


LARGE MOUTH BASS JACKPOT! CAPT RICHIE AND CREW VENTURE INTO FRESH WATER

Good Bass Fishing on Lake Okeechobee. These were caught by Capt. Scott Kerslake. Good Day!
www.okeechobeejust4bass.com Weekly Bass Fishing Report For The Week Of Oct 13 - Oct 19 2014

This week on Lake Okeechobee, the winds have been from the North/Northeast any where from 5-15 Mph. The water temp is 81 and water clarity is good all over the lake.

Last Wednesday, we received are first "real" cold front, and for a couple of days it slowed down the Bass Fishing. However, this is the week of the new moon and the last couple of days the Shiner fishing for Lake Okeechobee Bass has been excellent.

The water temps on Lake Okeechobee is cooling and with the new moon phase and the bigger Bass are moving in. Using artificial baits, the top producer for Bass in the morning is still the Spinnerbait and the Swim Jig and a Chatterbait is doing good too.

Keep moving until you find Bass because they're scattered with all the high water we have now. After the morning bite is over, I have been Flipping a Crawfish plastic bait at the Cattails and Pencil reeds.

Good Bass Fishing areas on Lake Okeechobee is King Bar, the Pass, Tin House and Little Grassy. Here is a picture of my buddy Brock with a couple of Bass we caught on Lake Okeechobee this week. You can check the water level of Lake Okeechobee and see our official website and more info here: www.okeechobeejust4bass.com

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