As we wrapped up the interview, Hank confirmed to me he's never seen or read an article about fishing Block Island waters, authored by an islander in any publication, and certainly not one about its shore or surf fishing. My hat is off ...
Author: Capt. AL ANDERSON
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Sports & Recreation
ISLAND STRIPERS is a result of the author’s 45 years of fishing Block Island’s waters and his offered contentions supported by science. This effort is filled with insights into its history & unique geology, its tides & currents, early native fishing, updates in striper biology & evolution, detailed day & night, surf & boat angling, striper diseases, major action spots and techniques, popular baits, recent record-breaking fish, fly & surf fishing interviews, forage species, various tagging agencies, results of his striper tagging, vessels used, and much, much more..... Early in 2012 he was selected for induction into the IGFA’s World Fishing Hall of Fame, a result of his career tagging nearly 60,000 documented game fish for science, thanks to help from clients & friends. Of these 43,000 were striped bass for the American Littoral Society (ALS), the remainder for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which included bluefin tuna, various billfish and shark species. Back in 2011 SPORTFISHING magazine commenced their annual Making A Difference (MAD) Campaign, to identify fifty individuals nationwide who made significant contributions to sport fishing. Capt. Al Anderson was announced as one of their five winners. He is a well known New England charter skipper, author, lecturer and conservationist, long recognized for his ethic of marking game fish for science. (www.ProwlerChartersRI.com).