incredible fishing stories - volume I
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.
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"I have three children ages 11,12,14. Ever since this book came, there has been "friendly fighting" over it. Any fisherman should like it." - Hunter through Amazon
"Purchased this as a gift for fathers day. interesting reading....good stories. very entertaining. I would reccomend it for a great gift idea for anyone who likes fishing." - Arleen through Amazon
"This book is a must for the avid fisherman. After my husband got a copy and throughly enjoyed it, I got one for my two grandsons and a nephew. It has become one of their favorite books. Very entertaining with 'incredible' fish stories." - Linda through Amazon
"This was a gift for an avid fisherman...funny stories! He really enjoyed them and related some to his own experiences." - Book Nut through Amazon
"This book is a wonderful collection of amazing fishing stories! The angler in me wishes for a similar experience and the reader in me just enjoying it!"- Through Amazon
"This collection will both amuse and stretch your credulity . . . some of the origins might just surprise you." - Bob Stearns,Field & Stream
"The things that happen to fishermen in this book are unbelievable." - Rolla Williams, San Diego Union-Tribune