A View from Here

Bill's Sisson's weekly Trade Only blog

A taste of fishing

We’ve been burning the midnight oil lately getting our second issue of Anglers Journal wrapped up — put to bed, as they say — and out the door. We think that anyone in the industry with a passion for fishing — or who sells boats, motors, gear, tackle and accessories to anglers — will have more than a passing interest in this new magazine.

Fishing has been a big part of my life since childhood. After this long winter I’m ready to stop talking and thinking about it and start doing it.

Our summer issue will be on newsstands starting May 6. If you missed the first issue of Anglers Journal, click here to see the digital edition.

And you can subscribe by clicking here.

The photos below are outtakes from our summer issue. Enjoy.


Anglers Journal, Summer 2014 (painting by James Prosek).


Photographer Jody Dole and a studio session with a large striper.


Yours truly and Sam Dole help with the setup. Jody Dole photo


These boots have a lot of miles and a lot of fish on them. Jody Dole photo


Anglers Journal associate publisher Joe Illes with a nice 630-pound bluefin he took 60 miles off Virginia Beach last week.


ROAD TRIP: Creative director Erin Kenney and photographer Robert Holland rolled down the Keys.


Holland takes aim at Keys mate Jason Bell.


Capt. Jared Cyr is a fourth-generation “Conch” and a fishing guide. Robert Holland photo


A 10-year charter veteran, Capt. Nick Stanczyk is following in the footsteps of his father, brother and uncle. Robert Holland photo


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