Hey, it’s summer and let’s face it, fishing is kind of mediocre. So, let’s have some fun! A very successful promotional campaign for a Mexican beer features a character called, “The Most Interesting Man In The World.” My choice for most interesting man in the world would have to be my regular fishing partner, Rich Jenkins. You’ve read some of my stories about his super-human exploits, and I can tell you a lot more over a cold drink or two. Surely, we all have someone we consider the most interesting man in the world, so I thought it would be interesting to jot down a few characteristics of the most interesting fisherMAN in the world. I thought of 30. Can you think of more?

UPDATE:  You can now follow The World’s Most Interesting Fisherman on Twitter.  It’s @worldsfisherman or search #worldsmostinterestingfisherman. No, it’s not Rich Jenkins there, but it’s pretty darn funny!

1. Sharks have a week named after him.

2. Tidal currents stop and start moving again merely because he asks them to.

3. When a fish breaks his line, it swims back to the boat to return his lure and apologize.

4. When he drives a new Grady White out of the showroom, it INCREASES in value.

5. His wife ASKS him to go fishing.

6. When he has dinner at Outback, the waiter tips him.

7. The sun waits for him to get to the Rips before it rises.

8. Whales hire charters to take them out and watch him.

9. NRP officers pull alongside and show him their PFDs, flares, and throw cushion.

10. His GPS asks him where to go.

11.  They made a complete mini-series out of just one of his afternoon fishing trips.

12.  He once caught a seagull, then taught it to speak Latin.

13. They have a statue of him in Rock Hall.

14. He can pay his bar tab at Kelly’s Pub with compliments.

15.  He writes poems with fluorocarbon leader.

16. He doesn’t use stainless hardware because nothing on his boat rusts.

17. When he says he once caught a fish “this big,” he really did.

18. He broke 74 IGFA world records by accident.

19.  His garage has a dock, a driveway, a runway, and a launch pad.

20.  He writes calligraphy going 40 knots into 12-foot seas.

21. Ernest Hemingway gave him a coffee mug that says, “World’s Greatest Fisherman.”

22.  Whenever he opens his tackle box, a bluefin tuna is born.

23.  The wind lays when he steps on his boat.

24. DNR once wrote a fishery management plan based solely on the nod of his head.

25.  He never wishes he brought a rain coat.

26. They have a toll lane reserved only for him at the Bay Bridge, and he doesn’t need an EZ Pass.

27. His EKG forms the perfect fly cast.

28.  He uses cownose ray tails for chopsticks.

29. Swordfish have a tattoo of him on their shoulders.

30.  Striped bass are very disappointed by his catch & release policy.

Let’s hear yours!

Posted Monday, August 5th, 2013 at 4:41 pm
Filed Under Category: Fishing Reports
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Responses to “The Most Interesting FisherMAN in the World”

  1. Terrence Lloyd says:

    Sea gulls follow his boat to the fish.

  2. Outcast99 says:

    Blow boater give him the right away

  3. Playnhookie says:

    Gannets name their offspring after him.

  4. jumbo1 says:

    Honestly this is your best work yet!…I can tell you seagulls stay very clear of him..
    He got me out of ticket so I have.nothing but great things to say about the man!

  5. jumbo1 says:

    Ok if opportunity comes a knocking and Rich isn’t home it comes back later

  6. Jeff Little says:

    When he snags in rip rap, fish fight for the privilege of dislodging it for him. Nevermind, he never snags.

  7. Donna Mathias says:

    He once punched a liveliner. That’s right, you heard me.

  8. Will E. Eatit says:

    Most people’s favorite fishing spot is the one he just left.

  9. Shawn says:

    He once caught a bonefish, a permit, and a tarpon, on the same fly.

    • coach23 says:

      You could share some of these moments if you would just stop going to bed so early every night, not working from 8 to 8 each day at the office, maybe even have a drink everyone once in a while. Loosen up man, enjoy life.

  10. Wissel says:

    he once burned a spot on tidalfish and people thanked him

  11. Johnny O says:

    If he’s so humble he calls someone else the most interesting fisherman in the world when really he knows he is;)!! Shawn Kimbro

    Reminds me of a conversation we had at one Annapolis fishing show earlier this year!!!

  12. Steve says:

    He eats banded rudder fish for dinner 3 times per week.

  13. CHIEF says:

    Women think he smells “interesting.”

  14. Paul says:

    He can beat rockfish in a staring contest AND
    he knows Victoria’s secret.

  15. Bill S. says:

    Jayson Werth once admired his beard.

  16. Shawn says:

    He has defeated an entire platoon of Germans and a Panzer tank, armed only with a baitcaster.

  17. Roger T says:

    “He once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels”

  18. Mike says:

    An Eastern Shore biting fly landed on his leg, realized the mistake, and refused to mark his skin. It apologized and then asked permission to lift off again.

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