Jim Gronaw

Jim Gronaw is a free-lanced outdoor writer who has written fishing columns for the Carroll County Times since 1979. First published at the age of 16, his articles have also appeared in Outdoor Life, Sports Afield and In-Fisherman magazine. Retired from Carroll County Recreation and Parks, Jim also pursues teaching and seminar venues for regional angling options in the Mid-Atlantic. Check out his blog, and passion, for faith, family and fishing at
Jim Gronaw: When kids go fishing, it sure is fun

When I see kids squeal and jump for joy over a flopping bluegill or gyrating catfish, I know those kids are hooked. When I see them notice wildlife, insects or frogs I realize that they are intrigued as to what God made more than what man made. Let’s face it, fishing is fun.

Gronaw: Kayaking made simple and fun
Gronaw: Kayaking made simple

The people are scarce, fishing is good, and the surroundings are tranquil. Now, to me, that’s kayaking!