As I type this, the South is in a deep freeze, the Northeast is getting clobbered yet again with some absurdly named winter storm, and the West is just barely starting to thaw out after what seems like weeks of sub-zero temps. And it’s only mid February. When’s it gonna end?

After spending the past couple days editing photos, I was sucked into a world of tropical waters, big toothy fish, beers topped with limes, raft trips, and an overall sense of hate for old man winter. I thought the least I could do is share these reminders of warmth with you and potentially help everyone fight a case of the shack nasties, at least for a few brief minutes.

It’s been a long cold one, but we’re over the hump — March is just around the corner and the bass will be moving soon. Here’s to spring. I hope it helps.