Incredible And True Fishing Stories

Author: Shaun Morey
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761181318
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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

Author: Shaun Morey
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780761104506
Size: 47.79 MB
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True stories of spectacular catches made by "kids."

Amazing But True Fishing Tales

Author: Allan Zullo
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740742095
Size: 32.70 MB
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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.

Amazing Fishing Stories

Author: Paul Knight
Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited
ISBN: 1119951623
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Travel from Scottish streams to shark infested seas and from the frozen tundra to tropical reefs. There’s every style of fishing, from the magic touch of the fly to blood-and-thunder battles with monsters of the deep. Shiver at ghostly tales from the river bank and marvel at incredible exploits with rod and line. There are stories of ones that got away as well as catches that set records. Discover a treasure trove of stories, invested with a drama and poetry that makes this essential reading for all fishermen, everywhere.

Incredible Fishing Stories For Kids

Author: Shaun Morey
Publisher: Hodad Pr
ISBN: 9780963369116
Size: 68.34 MB
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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

Incredible Fishing Stories

Author: Shaun Morey
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761171118
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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.

Fishermen S Tales

Author: Peter Jessup
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780986452253
Size: 74.77 MB
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Fifty Favorite Fly Fishing Tales

Author: Chris Santella
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613120699
Size: 38.90 MB
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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.

438 Days

Author: Jonathan Franklin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501116312
Size: 68.38 MB
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“The best survival book in a decade” (Outside magazine), 438 Days is the true story of the fisherman who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean. On November 17, 2012, a pair of fishermen left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port. Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles. 438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea.

Fatal Forecast

Author: Michael J. Tougias
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743297040
Size: 54.20 MB
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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.