A Season on the Edge (Stories From a Surfcaster's Year)

A Season on the Edge (Stories From a Surfcaster's Year)
Author: John Skinner
Language English
Pages: 219
ISBN10: 0615177409
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 4.48
ISBN13: 9780615177403
Published: January 1st 2008 by Nor'east Media

From the first signs of life in the backwaters of the South Shore on an April night, to the year's last push of big stripers along the ocean beaches in early December, A Season on the Edge chronicles a season of surfcasting from the shores of Long Island. The season is woven together from a collection of stories culled from the author's logs and told in the order of a seasonal progression. These stories draw the reader into the experiences and the atmosphere of each trip, and are told with a level of detail that presents useful techniques and strategies that can be applied anywhere along the striper coast. ---------------------------------------"Just when you thought you have read all of the books there are to read about surf fishing, John Skinner introduces this captivating book. Unquestionably, Skinner is one of the astute trophy hunters of our times, and this book is inspirational and insightful. His writing style takes you there as he reveals the subtleties of a masterful cow hunter. This is definitely a must read book!"--"Crazy" Alberto Knie------------------------- ------"Expert anglers understand and appreciate the rythm of the fishing seasons. John Skinner takes you along on a journey through the days and nights of a season in the surf with lyrical style and a deep understanding of stripers, and the obsessed fishermen who pursue them."--Gene Bourque Editor, On the Water Magazine-------------------------------------------------"Skinner's stories keep you glued to the pages. You feel like you are standing next to him and casting. If you ever wanted to know what makes one of the best surfcasters on East Coast tick, how he makes decisions of where to go, and how he evaluates current, winds, and baitfish patterns, you have to read this book. Great read, entertaining, educating and inspiring."--Zeno Hromin Author, The Art of Surfcasting with Lures