Click here for the obit on Capt. Bob White, one of the early charter captains on the Chicago lakefront.
Like a lot of people, I owe much to Mr. White aitend also had my run-ins with him.
Mr. White was one of the first to recognize me when I started doing the outdoors for the Sun-Times, some 17 years ago. For that I am grateful. At that point. the late John Husar at the Tribune owned outdoors writing in Chicago.
Then Mr. White and I had a falling out. I don't remember exactly what it was about. He was a crusty lakefront sort, as any one who knows him well will attest, and I am fiercely protective of trying to be as accurate as possible.
Finally one spring, Capt. Bob Poteshman tricked us both into having a sit-down on his boat.
I am glad he did. In the past 8-10 years, especially since Mr. White retired, I came to value his input on all fishing and outdoors topics, even when we didn't agree.
He was a man who had intelligence and a wide experience in the outdoors. You need to listen to people like him.
He will be missed, both by the general Chicago outdoors community and by me.
I have not heard any details yet of arrangements or memorials.