Good to Their Word

August 13, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

Wes Smalling makes the excellent point that outdoor writers spend too much time focusing on the “Secret Spot” and not enough time directing the masses of fishermen to the more accessible, better known areas where they are less likely to have an impact. We saw this happen to the Marquesas in the Florida Keys, to Christmas Island, to parts of the Bahamas, to a handful of other formerly idyllic saltwater fishing spots, and it happens to small but perfect trout streams every day. It’s reasonable to question why there shouldn’t be some secrets left; for an accomplished angler, discovery is more than half of the fun. In the Free New Mexican.