How to Catch Fish, Rake Clams, and Jig Squid, with Entertaining Tales About the Sometimes Crazy Pursuit of Fish
Author: Nelson Sigelman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
The focus is on Martha’s Vineyard but the information, fishing tips, and stories about Island characters—Bob “Hawkeye” Jacobs jumping off Memorial Wharf to unsnag an albie he hooked—will sound familiar to anyone who has spent time in a community of fishermen. This informative and fun read answers the questions asked in local tackle shops, including the best spots to catch a striped bass on a fly rod—Lobsterville Beach—and rigging tackle for blues, fluke, black sea bass, false albacore, and bonito. Spin fishing, bottom fishing, and fly fishing are all covered. This book follows the island fishing seasons: rods appear on island trucks in April, a sign that schoolies have arrived, and they do not begin to disappear until the venerable Bass and Bluefish Derby, five weeks of single-minded pursuit of fish, ends in October. And there are tips on looking and talking the part . . . “handy phrases include any reference to a falling or rising tide and a rock, any rock, as long as you refer to it with a sense of authority so that the other person is unwilling to ask which rock for fear of seeming like a novice.” Martha’s Vineyard Fish Tales is a “how to” book that flows with the character and personality of a fishing-obsessed island off the coast of Massachusetts.
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.
This is a complete historical record of Martha's Vineyard's Wampanoag families, presented within the context of family genealogies. The main portion is a compendium of every Indian with Island connections whose name was found in the 17th and 18th centuries in various records, such as land records and deeds, wills, maritime, and census records.
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The midnight (and early morning) tales of a young woman hell-bent on following her dream and learning the mysterious and profound sport--and the art, of surfcasting on the small, legendary island of Martha's Vineyard, breaking through the strictly enforced male-bastion of fishing life to become a world-class sportsman at a time when few women fished. Janet Messineo writes of mastering surfcasting during the daylight and struggling with it on the beaches at night ... She writes of the Vineyard fishermen she's fished with and the fishing women who've forged the path for others. She describes the unspoken "fishing ethic" and the age-old secrecy behind fishing techniques, lures and baits, fishing locations, and writes of her own favorite spots on the island and on Chappaquiddick, of her Derby years and dreams of catching that prize-winning elusive striper; about acquiring, not only the skill of hooking and landing a big fish, but the skill of finding them. Full of adventure and daring--a rich portrait of following one's vision and heart.
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Come along on a fascinating journey back to Turn of the Century New England; to Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, Old York, the Great Shell Mounds of Damariscotta, Newport, Old Saybrook, Cuttyhunk and dozens of other areas. Reproduced with illustrations from the actual turn-of-the-century New England magazines in which they first appeared, these articles by the well-known authors of that era bring the magic of the New England Coast to life as no modern-day author can achieve. Sail on into “living” history with Tales of the New England Coast.
The Connecticut Shore's attractions extend far beyond its beaches, as you'll discover in this ultimate reference to the state's coastal communities. Heavily urbanized in some parts and pristinely rural in others, the Connecticut shoreline includes a world-famous university, fishing villages, lighthouses, museums, and historic homes. Use this completely updated guide to find seafood restaurants, beautiful beaches, parks and nature preserves, antiquing, shopping, campgrounds, cottage rentals, seaside inns, boating excursions, charters, eco-cruises, public boat launches, carousels, amusement areas, and places for family fun.
Take a beach break and admire the charming homes in Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard. See chapter 10. Free pocket map inside, plus easy-to-read maps throughout Exact prices, directions, opening hours, and other practical information Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants, plus sights, shopping, and nightlife Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas Insider tips from local expert author