|A grueling 37-hour fight with a Pacific salmon. The maimed fisherman whose severed thumb turned up in the belly of a Mackinaw trout. From extraordinary marlin quests to the crazy bat who took an artificial fly, from hackle-raising tales of "fish catches man" to those nutty catfish noodlers who grope into the murkiest holes bare-handed, here are fishing's most unpredictable and spectacular tales. To get them, Shaun Morey traveled from Alaska to Australia, Mexico and the Caribbean, interviewed anglers, boat captains, guides and witnesses, dug up photographs and video tapes, and confirmed each story.|
Yes, truth is stranger than fiction.
"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
From the Publisher:
Some 62 million people fish in America. For these people, the next best thing to fishing is swapping fish tales. Incredible Fishing Stories offers over 80 truly incredible fishing stories--world records, strange happenings, and the revenge of the fish. Photos and illustrations throughout.
Eighty tall but true tales from all over the globe.