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EDITORS' PICK: Something's Fishy

  • By: Seth Norman
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You will find success stories in this collection of the author's columns, mostly published in this magazine or in Audubon. Tales of recovery that give you hope: return of the East Coast stripers, "America's fish"...

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Wide and Deep
Tales and Recollections from a Maine Master Fishing Guide
By Randy Spencer
2014; Skyhorse Publishing
272 pgs; hardcover; $29.95

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AS I RECALL HISTORY, “Me and Joe” tales started circulating out of the Big Three sporting journals (Sports Afield, Outdoor Life and Field & Stream) in the late 1960s. I was sorry to see them go, but during the early ’70s I learned they were stars of a sub-genre dedicated to faux-simpletons who used lousy grammar to express “sappy” sentiments in silly stories.

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All Fishermen Are Liars
By John Gierach
2014; Simon and Schuster; www.simonandschuster.com
284 pages; hardcover; $24