On the Run: An Angler's Journey Down the Striper Coast

On the Run An Angler s Journey Down the Striper Coast Each autumn one of nature s most magnificent dramas plays out when striped bass undertake a journey from the northeastern United States to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in search of food and wa

  • Title: On the Run: An Angler's Journey Down the Striper Coast
  • Author: David DiBenedetto
  • ISBN: 9780060087463
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • Each autumn, one of nature s most magnificent dramas plays out when striped bass undertake a journey, from the northeastern United States to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, in search of food and warmer seas Writer and angler David DiBenedetto followed this great migration the fall run for three months in the autumn of 2001.On the Run offers vivid portrayals of thEach autumn, one of nature s most magnificent dramas plays out when striped bass undertake a journey, from the northeastern United States to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, in search of food and warmer seas Writer and angler David DiBenedetto followed this great migration the fall run for three months in the autumn of 2001.On the Run offers vivid portrayals of the zany and obsessive characters DiBenedetto met on his travels including the country s most daring fisherman, an underwater videographer who chucked his corporate job in favor of filming striped bass, and the reclusive angler who claims that catching the world record striper in 1982 sent his life into a tailspin Along his route, DiBenedetto also delves into the natural history and biology of this great game fish, and depicts the colorful cultures of the seaside communities where the striped bass reigns supreme.

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    1. Eric GattoniMrs. ZuckerAmerican Literature Period 5January 15, 2016A Great ReadThe book On the Run by David DiBenedetto is a great book about the travels of a fisherman down the east coast. The author, who is also the narrator of the story, starts his journey at the beginning of the fall run in Maine and travels down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He spends three months of autumn in 2001 to explore and understand the movements of fall striped bass and all the fish that follow. Striped bas [...]

    2. After reading this book, I went out fishing right away. This gets me exited again for fishing in the oceans in Maine. Also the book gave me some good tips on how to fish and where they might be that I didn't know before. Definitely looking forward to reading this again.

    3. I'm not a huge fan of fishing save the few times I went as a child, so I don't know why I picked up this book. If you like fishing it's a great choice. Even though I don't, I was still able to find some redeeming qualities in the writing - descriptions of ocean scenes, interesting stories of the fisherman lifestyle, and the idea of someone so enthralled with an outdoor endeavor that he will run to meet a swell of fish. I don't even like fishing, but I'm still giving this book 3 stars.

    4. A very good book that details the author's journey following the migrating Stripers. The trip begins in Maine in September and ends three months later at the Outerbanks in North Carolina. The book includes history of Striper fishing, the effort to bring the Striper back from the brink of extinction, and some great fish stories all of which were true and I am sure some of which really happened. A great read especially by those who love to fish for these elegant fish.

    5. A fun read, perfect for an angler of any level on a beach vacation. It reads a bit short; possibly owing to the author's concise, journalistic style. There are some great characters here and I wish I got to spend some more time with them. If you've enjoyed McGuane's Longest Silence, any Gierach, or Hersey's Blues then this belongs on your list.

    6. I have read this book many times over and I have bought many copies for friends.David is hilarious, what great visuals. I read parts of it to an assembly of 200 8th graders and they were doubled over with laughter. It is a bit salty but worth every word.

    7. Borrowed this book from Bruce while on the sailboat. Although not for everyone, it is an interesting (and brief) history of the Striped Bass on the East Coast. New Englanders will enjoy the journey down the coast and anyone who has even once hooked a fish will enjoy it.

    8. I liked the easy reading style of the book. I could easily put myself into the writer's place and imagine floting in the ocean fishing. I too would be looking for Jaws and be ready to get back to shore at first chance.

    9. Excellent read, for any fishermanKept interested, by a steady pace, with unique changes and challenges, and incredible group of knowledgeable character,Already got waders

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