Reflecting back on over six decade of fishing in Central Florida, I must confess I’ve been blessed by the countless passions driving my life. Our passions propel us through life like the prop on a boat, pushing us faster and harder in the realization of our goals and accomplishments. Like the distant shoreline and our anticipation of reaching our favorite fishy flat, passion drives our desires, excites us, quenches our thirst and sooths our souls. Compelled by a love beyond explanation, the passions within can please us, or in some cases break our hearts. My passions in life are many, and as I get older and a little wiser, I’ve grown to realize my passions are often driver and shared by others who feel the same and care alike.