Living Legends of Big Game Fishing

A dozen of the greatest offshore fishermen in the world have come together in this book to share their stories of adventures on the high seas while chasing after great fish and world records.

Author: Patrick Mansell

Publisher: Bimini Twist Pub

ISBN: 0972856471

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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A dozen of the greatest offshore fishermen in the world have come together in this book to share their stories of adventures on the high seas while chasing after great fish and world records. Each of these men has contributed one or more stories in a compilation by Patrick Mansell a noted novelist of fishing adventure books called the Bimini Twist Adventures.

Fly Fishing for Sharks

Call it Fish Town. ... She is one of fishing's living legends, and her fame crosses the cultures. ... technique for catching billfish is regarded as the most innovative influence on biggame angling since the sport's official inception ...

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743225755

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 496

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For three years, journalist Richard Louv listened to America by going fishing with Americans. Doing what many of us dream of, he traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from trout waters east and west to bass waters north and south. Fly-Fishing for Sharks is the result of his journey, a portrait of America on the water, fishing rod in hand. To explore the cultures of fishing, Louv joined a bass tournament on Lake Erie and got a casting lesson from fly-fishing legend Joan Wulff He angled with corporate executives in Montana and fly-fished for sharks in California. He spent time with fishing-boat captains in Florida, the regulars who fish New York City's Hudson River, and a river witch in Colorado. He teamed secrets of fishing and living from steelheaders in the Northwest, Bass'n Gals in Texas, and an ice-fisher in the North Woods. Along the way, he heard from one of Hemingway's sons what it was like to fish with Papa and from Robert Kennedy, Jr., how fishing changed his fife. As he describes the eccentricities, obsessions, and tribulations of dedicated anglers, he also uncovers the values that unite them. He reveals the healing qualities of fishing, how it binds the generations, how the angling business has grown, and how the future of fishing is threatened. But most of all, Fly-Fishing for Sharks is about the unforgettable characters Louv meets on the water and the stories they tell. From them, Louv learns about our changing relationship with nature, about a hidden America -- and about himself.

Diving Offshore California

Some free divers bring specially rigged spear guns into the water while in pursuit of large game fish . ... Unfortunately , very few of these living legends are around today . Even if you are just swimming with these magnificent fish ...

Author: Stacey Douglass

Publisher: Aqua Quest Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 0962338958

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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91 superb sites, kelp forests to ocean-fed pinnacles, teeming with marine life.

Reel Women

Chronicles women's achievements and contributions to the sport of fishing Featuring a comprehensive women's angling resource directory and a bibliography of books by For the 15 million women who fish each year, here is the first book ever ...

Author: Lyla Foggia

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0609800280

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 294

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Chronicles women's achievements and contributions to the sport of fishing

Living Legends True Tales of Extraordinary Old Timers

Then it was off to Groote Eylandt, where manganese, used to harden steel, was mined, to earn a big quid operating ... Conditions were tough, camped in tents, but the fishing was great, and every three months he had three weeks off to ...

Author: Sandy Thorne

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 9781742536842

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Meet fourteen remarkable Australian (and one Kiwi!) jacks and jills of all trades with a wealth of experiences from the good old days to modern times. Hailing from all walks of life, they share their memories with renowned yarn spinner Sandy Thorne in a collection of stories full of wisdom and wit. There's Danny, the champion jockey who refuses to ever truly hang up the saddle; 'Dusty', the WW II rear gunner who survived thirty raids over Germany; and Dot, the seemingly dainty 97-year-old who was once a bullocky's offsider. Then there's Bob, who's been a truckie, fighter, croc-wrestler and lotto winner; Doris, the once hard-toiling dairy farmer who's as chirpy as a willy-wagtail; and Roy, the Vietnam vet turned world-class waterskier. Between them, the characters in this book have survived the Depression, seen world wars come and go and witnessed monumental changes in everyday life. There's comedy and courage in their adventures, as well as tales of triumph over adversity. Through their stories, Sandy finds the elements that make up the classic Australian character: a no-nonsense, never-give-up approach that means these people are still firing on all cylinders in their eighties and nineties, and truly embody what it means to be a living legend.

Fodor s Bahamas

Ansil is firstly a bonefisherman of some repute, having scared up a 16pound, 3-ounce bonefish for Jerry Lavenstein ... live in Bailey Town in small, pastelcolor concrete houses, just off King's Highway, north of the Bimini Big Game Club ...

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 9781640970199

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to for details. Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. The Bahamas exists in extremes: travelers come to find both secluded beaches and vibrant parties on the sand; to dive dramatic wrecks and barrier reefs and glide in sailboats across crystal waters; to try a traditional fish fry or savor delicacies from all across the world; to stay in a cozy inn or a flashy new resort. Our travel experts help visitors navigate must-see destinations and tucked-away gems so they can escape the everyday and absorb the region’s diverse culture. This travel guide includes: •EXPANDED COVERAGE: The Bahamas are ever-changing, and this edition includes new resorts, restaurants, and attractions, including coverage of the complete renovation of the Coral Towers at Atlantis, Paradise Island, and the exciting new Baha Mar development on New Providence •SPECIAL FEATURES: Special Fodor's Features throughout the guide illuminate the most distinctive aspects of the Bahamas, including "rake 'n' scrape" music, the famous Junkanoo celebration, and the best snorkeling and dive spots •INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter opens with an island orientation map, top reasons to go, and other essential information to help visitors plan their time effectively •DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Bahamas offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category •COVERS: Nassau, Freeport, Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Great Exuma, the Exuma Cays, Cat Island, and San Salvador


Five years later, every serious marlin fisherman in the New Orleans Big game Fishing Club at South Pass was using ... When I was a kid, my father regularly invaded the domain of the live shrimp fishermen down along the marsh with his ...





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Alaska s Greatest Outdoor Legends

Colorful Characters Who Built the Fishing and Hunting Industries Doug Kelly. The hardships and disarray of the Civil War still hung in the air as ... When I told them of my desire to go to Alaska, to live in a log cabin, hunt big game, ...

Author: Doug Kelly

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 9781602232990

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 319

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Thousands of tourists flock to Alaska to hunt and fish in dramatic landscapes and on pristine waters. A network of guides and lodges caters to those men and women, and wildlife biologists track the animals to insure healthy populations. The Last Frontier has nurtured homegrown fishing and hunting legends for generations. The more than two dozen colorful characters highlighted in the book transcend the act of merely catching fish or shooting game. While the men and women are celebrated due to their incredible skills, it s their ability to raise positive awareness or help others to gain a greater appreciation for Alaska s fish and wildlife resources that separates them from others." Alaska s Fishing and Hunting Legends" celebrates many of these amazing personalities with a remarkable historical perspective combined with colorful anecdotes and new insights. Many of the historic images in the chapters discovered in family archives have never been published. It s certain to both entertain and serve as a treasured resource for all those interested in Alaska s history and outdoors lore."


I fished all of the world's big game fishing capitals. I took five blacks weighing more than 1,000 pounds. Somehow in all of this, I had the feeling that something was missing. An awful thought inveighed: Had an age passed? The legends ...





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The Living Age

At the mouth of all the streams ever , that the fish are here penned up in ponds , here emptying into the great river ... The country is generally highly cultivated , but along nearly all its very The Lover Star : a Legend of the ...



ISBN: UIUC:30112110906788



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