Profile of Paul Smith

Paul Smith, a native of Spaniard’s Bay, fishes and wanders the outdoors at every opportunity. He can be contacted at flyfishtherock@hotmail.com.

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  • Moonstruck, tides and duck hunting

    The moon itself, or more precisely its phase, has a huge influence on fishing, especially estuary and ocean species. Some say it influences the ...

  • Salt cod: it’s why we’re here

    The Norse or Vikings first settled in Newfoundland around 1000 A.D. and it is believed that they were able to travel such a vast distance under ...

  • Don’t feed the bears

    For whatever reason I have never been scared of bears. Actually, I quite like them and enjoy observing and photographing those hibernating, ...

  • Beware of stray bullets

    Wow, that’s pretty serious stuff, and it could have been a lot worse. From what I have heard and read in the news media, there is no suspicion of ...

  • Fine dining at the cabin

    I have had a hankering to pick wild mushrooms for close to a decade. My fondness for chanterelles and boletes began when my daughter ...

  • My thoughts on T-bones

    It’s a standard dish, and I’m sure many of you share my passion for this culinary favorite. My love affair with T-bone goes way back. T-bone ...

  • Darn the wind, I’m starving for cod’s heads

    I called my buddy Matt, and he kindly gave me a hand to pull my vessel high and dry to ride out the storm safely strapped down to the trailer in ...

  • We want more time to fish

    Tomorrow there’s a wind warning issued for gusts up to 120 km/h from the south. According to the bright red alert on my smart phone, folks should ...

  • What do I really need to shoot a moose?

    You can search for recipes online, stick with family traditions, or just let your culinary imagination run wild.This week I’m going to chat about ...

  • Tough choices for moose

    I’m going there soon and that will be another story for a later date. I’m working on my habla español. For now, it’s time to hunt moose here on ...