Incredible--and True!--Fishing Stories

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Author: Shaun Morey

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761181318

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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What’s almost as good as going fishing? Hearing, telling, and swapping great fish stories. Shaun Morey is a fisherman, a connoisseur of fish stories, and a journalist with a novelist’s eye (and vice versa) in this collection of over 100 incredible (and true!) fishing stories. Here are Remarkable Catches—like the time Billy Sandifer caught a 1,000-pound tiger shark in the surf (he released it after nabbing a souvenir tooth). Grueling Battles—like Bob Ploeger’s record-breaking 37-hour fight with a Pacific salmon. Hilarious Feats of Bravery, like the exploits of Matt Watson, who leapt out of a helicopter to land on the back of a marlin. And, in what can only be considered poetic justice, Shocking Acts of Fish Aggression, like Mitchell Lee Franklin’s visit to the emergency room with a 5-pound catfish attached to his chest via an impaled dorsal fin. Includes illustrations, photos, and links to videos on the author’s website.

Kids' Incredible Fishing Stories

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Author: Shaun Morey,Elwood H. Smith

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780761104506

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 8847

True stories of spectacular catches made by "kids."

Amazing Fishing Stories

Incredible Tales from Stream to Open Sea

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Author: Paul Knight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119951623

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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From battling monsters from the deep, to the magic and mystery of fly fishing—larger-than-life fish stories that are all true Lifelong fisherman Paul Knight knows the thrill of the chase, the one-on-one battle of endurance between man and beast that is sport fishing. Like Hemingway, and legions of others who've tested themselves against nature, author Paul Knight has traveled to remote parts of the globe to reel in stories of epic adventures with rod and line. In Amazing Fishing Stories, he takes readers on a breathtaking expedition from frozen Russian rivers to the wild jungles of India, detailing the heart-pounding capture of sailfish, tuna, and shark and thrilling struggles with monsters from the deep. There are wonderful stories of fly fishing, as Knight describes in captivating detail the pursuit of salmon, trout, and more exotic sport from the Scottish Highlands to the Indian jungle. International in scope, and covering all types of fishing from open ocean to mountain stream, this eclectic collection of well told fishing stories has something for everyone. The book is a compelling and entertaining read that covers a variety of fishing around the world The author is a leading figure among UK anglers, as CEO of Salmon and Trout Association, and contributor to a wide range of angling magazines, including Gamefisher An ideal gift for the armchair enthusiast and active fisherman, Amazing Fishing Stories is an exhilarating trek across the globe, with a skilled fisherman and masterful writer, in search of the perfect catch.

Amazing But True Fishing Tales

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Author: Allan Zullo,Mara Bovsun

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740742095

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 262

View: 3604

From the author of the wildly successful Sports Hall of Shame series comes, The Amazing but True Fishing tales. Its amusing and amazing fishing foibles and factoids are sure to hook anglers of all ages. From the one that got away to the big catch you had to see to believe, anglers love a good fishing story. And Amazing but True Fishing Tales is stuffed to the gills with incredible tales and remarkable feats of freshwater, saltwater, professional, and amateur fishing. The stories within Amazing but True Fishing Tales are all new and span from the turn of the 20th century to present day. Fishing enthusiasts will be amazed as they splash into stories that include great battles with fish, crazy accidental catches, bizarre fishing methods, outrageous angling mishaps, and astounding record breakers. Readers will learn how a man lost his class ring fishing, but got it back 18 months later after it was found in the belly of a fish at a processing plant 140 miles away. Then there's the remarkable tale of the angler who used his rod and reel to hook and save a drowning woman.Then, there's the story about an Arkansas fisherman who set a world record in 2001 by using Spam for bait to catch a catfish that weighed more than your average junior high-school kid. With its true tales, angling antics, and fish-filled facts, Amazing but True Fishing Tales will be the latest great catch of fishing enthusiasts everywhere.

Fishermen's Tales

Incredible Stories from New Zealand and the World of Fishing

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Author: Peter Jessup

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986452253

Category: Fishing

Page: 192

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Incredible Fishing Stories

Classic Angling Tales from Around the World

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Author: Jay Cassell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510713859

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 6851

Fishing is many things to many people. To some, quietly dangling a worm for a sunfish in a local farm pond is not only exciting, but relaxing and reflective. To others, it’s all about the adventure of traveling to exotic locales and fishing for ten-pound rainbow trout in Alaska or 100-pound tarpon in Central America. To others, it’s an integral part of life, not just a pastime but something to live for. Still others feel compelled to write about it, to try to understand this sport that grips so many. In this collection, you’ll read works from celebrated writers that aim to explore the mysterious grip that fishing has held on so many of us. Within these pages, the reader can: Join Rudyard Kipling as he chases a cow that has stolen his minnow Examine the philosophical side of angling with Thaddeus Norris Fish the Ohio River with John James Audubon Learn what it’s like to fish for Great Lakes steelhead with Jerry Hamza Get used to fishing alongside Alaskan brown bears with Richard Chiappone And many more fishing escapades! With more than three dozen photographs and illustrations that masterfully bring these stories to life, Incredible Fishing Stories is a must-have for every angler looking to share in the joy of their chosen sport.

Incredible Fishing Stories

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Author: Shaun Morey,Jared Lee

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761171118

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 1208

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. To get them, 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.

Fatal Forecast

An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea

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Author: Michael J. Tougias,Mike Tougias

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743297040

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 6032

Chronicles the dramatic true account of the crews of the fishing vessels Fair Wind and Sea Fever, who in 1980 were caught by a deadly Cape Cod storm that resulted in a tenacious three-day struggle for survival. Reprint.

Incredible Fishing Stories for Kids

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Author: Shaun Morey

Publisher: Hodad Pr

ISBN: 9780963369116

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 76

View: 8466

Recounts unusual and exciting events that occured to children while fishing, including record and unlikley catches, a three-year-old who manages the boat while her father is fishing, and other incidents

Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales

Expert Fly Anglers Share Stories from the Sea and Stream

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Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613120699

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 8090

For fishermen, the only thing more fun than catching fish are the stories they tell about those fish . . . and the ones that got away. Nobody knows that better than Chris Santella, author of the best-selling Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die. For his latest homage to anglers, Santella invited 50 celebrated fly fishers to share their favorite fly-fishing stories based on their travels and experiences. The result is this unforgettable collection of stories that are, surprisingly enough for fishermen, true. Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales includes stories that cover the panoply of emotionsù comical, poignant, inspirational, incredible, absurd. It tells of Ralph Cutter casting in complete darkness for blind catfish in the caves of Borneo, J. W. Smith boxing grizzlies to protect his tent camp in Alaska, and George Anderson fly fishing for saltwater crocodiles in Cuba. It also describes how Jean Williams, through trout fishing in the Colorado Rockies, helped to bridge the chasm between a type-A father and his neglected son. Accompanied by stunning photographs, the stories in this book reflect not only the rich experience of fly fishing but also how it can extend beyond the rivers, oceans, and fish to touch the core of our daily lives.