“It’s great fishing with friends and family now,” he confides. “Years ago it was all about selling fish to earn extra cash, working the cockpit of someone else’s sport-fishing boat, or running my own charter boats,” says Standing. “Although I’m pretty rusty, it’s been incredibly fun to be in the cockpit as an angler again. I still fish hard, but the rewards are different, and it’s more fulfilling to spend time fishing with my family.” He recalled a day last year when they released 18 whites in just an hour and a half of fishing with his kids. “I shouldn’t tell you this, but I actually encouraged them to skip school when the bite got hot,” he says.