Cooper Gilkes

“He’s got salt in his veins” – Lela Gilkes

In this episode of “Our Fishing Lives” I sat down with Cooper Gilkes in his home on Martha’s Vineyard.

We talked about memorable nights bass fishing the up-island beaches, the joy in helping new anglers, and his 40+ years of involvement overseeing the kids trout and saltwater Derby fishing tournaments. We talk about the changing fishery, his infamous Floating Sand Eel pattern and why it’s so deadly, the late nights, and early mornings. Just as importantly, how Coop knew at a young age that he always wanted to one day own his own tackle shop on the Vineyard, and the story of how It all came together.  

Our Fishing Lives – Author, Poet & Guide; Chris Dombrowski Our Fishing Lives Podcast

A conversation with acclaimed author, poet and Montana fly fishing guide, Chris Dombrowski.We look back at his days growing up and fishing in Michigan, geeking out with In-Fisherman, to guiding his clients on a drift boat in Montana, we talk fishing, flies, and life.  From his award winning work "Body of Water" – and the lessons learned along the way.  From bonefish flats to his lasting relationship with renowned author, Jim Harrison.  Chris is equal parts insightful, honest and witty as only a writer can be. 
  1. Our Fishing Lives – Author, Poet & Guide; Chris Dombrowski
  2. Our Fishing Lives – Author and Angler David Coggins; "The Optimist"
  3. Our Fishing Lives – Artist and Fly Fisherman; Derek DeYoung
  4. Our Fishing Lives – Capt. Mike Roy; Reel Cast Charters
  5. Our Fishing Lives – Anthony DeiCicchi from On The Water Magazine

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