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Fish America: It’s Worth It

December 21, 2010

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Novelist Ralph Ellison said: “Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked.”I’ve spent exactly 200 nights on the road. I’ve caught 48 species of fish, slept in 102 cities, towns and villages from Eastport, Maine to Key West to San Diego, to Cape Flattery, Washington. I lost count of the number of Wal-Mart parking lots I’ve woken up in, I crashed on the couch of a marine artist in Islamorada for nine days, I fished with a certified rock star, Clarence Clemons, I’ve thrown plugs, dries, spoons, nymphs, jigs, spinnerbaits and chunked baits in tiny ponds in Vermont, from atop a boulder in the crashing Montauk surf, to Seattle’s Puget Sound.

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