Twenty-eight unforgettable fish tales as told by America's finest writers.
The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told will ignite recollections of your own angling experiences as well as send your imagination adrift. In this compilation of tales you will read about two kinds of places: the ones you have been to before and love to remember, and the places you have only dreamed of going, and would love to visit. This book takes you to all kinds of water, where you experience catching every kind of fish. Read on as some of the sport’s most talented writers recount their personal memories of catching bass, trout, bluefish, marlin, tuna, and more. Explore the Pacific with Zane Grey, as he fights a thousand-pound blue marlin, or listen as A. J. McClane explains just what it really means to be an angler.
Incredible Fishing Stories,
by Shaun Morey, Jared Lee. 176 pages. Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 1st edition (January 5, 1994)
From a grueling 37-hour fight with a Pacific salmon to the maimed fisherman whose severed thumb turned up in the belly of a Mackinaw trout. From extraordinary marlin quests to hair-raising tales of "fish catches man," here are fishing's 80 most unpredictable and spectacular tales.
Shaun Morey-a fanatical fisherman and inveterate story collector-traveled from Alaska to Australia, Mexico, and the Caribbean to interview anglers, boat captains, guides and witnesses; to dig up photographs, and to confirm each tale. You'll read about Captain Jimmy Lewis who, in a moment of sheer bravado (or insanity), speared by hand-and landed-a 1,600-pound hammerhead shark. Or Bob Smith, fulfilling his twenty-year quest to catch all forty species of North America's wild trout on the bitter cold morning after his eighty-first birthday. Or the 800-pound blue marlin that made a final lunge-ripping up the deck and dragging a chair, with Paul Clause strapped in it, to the bottom of the ocean. (Paul survived; so did the marlin.) Truth is stranger than fiction.