Decorated Veteran, Dedicated Angler

Guiding has its ups and downs. One of the advantages is the people you meet! Just before Memorial Day I had the chance to again spend some time in the boat with a real American hero.

Admiral Jim Maslowski is a highly decorated veteran that was in command of the USS Kitty Hawk before retiring from his 39 year military career. Before that he had many tours of active duty as a pilot, Blue Angel and things we likely can’t talk about.

Aside from his decorated past Jim loves to fish. Setting trips to fish everywhere from Alaska to walleyes on Lake Erie.

Before we launched into winds pushing 30 mph I asked if he was comfortable with the conditions, and Jim shot me a glance I won’t soon forget. Later told me of a story of waves that were crashing over the deck of his super carrier. Touché!

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Capt. Ross Robertson

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