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 – Artist and Fly Fisherman; Derek DeYoung Our Fishing Lives Podcast

A fascinating and fun conversation with acclaimed fishing artist Derek DeYoung.Derek was born on a bayou near the shores of Lake Michigan where his love of fishing was ignited. Over the years his art has veered from the classical fishing art, placing more importance on using a unique style and palette. Using oil paints on canvas, he artfully captures all the subtle intricacies fish possess; their patterns, dimension and texture.We talk about Derek's entry into fishing, rise through Art school and the processes he uses for  inspiration to produce amazing works of art. We trade stories about mentors and share laughs about the small things die hard anglers think about. derekdeyoung.comIG: @derek.deyoung
  1. Our Fishing Lives – Artist and Fly Fisherman; Derek DeYoung
  2. Our Fishing Lives – Capt. Mike Roy; Reel Cast Charters
  3. Our Fishing Lives – Anthony DeiCicchi from On The Water Magazine
  4. Our Fishing Lives – Professional Photographer, Journalist and Fly Fisherman: James Joiner
  5. Our Fishing Lives – Capt. Joe Diorio

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