Obsessed: 5 Tales of Extreme Angling

Would you push your limits just to catch fish?

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obsessed fishing

Just how far would you push yourself to satisfy a fishing addiction? This group of anglers knows no bounds, and some have risked it all just to yell, "Fish on!"

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The Adventurer
BATTLING THE AMAZON
Wherein the author steams up the Rio Negro to take on the world's meanest menagerie of freshwater fish By John Snow

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The Risk-Taker
SWIMMING WITH THE FISHES
There's wading—and then there's wading on a purely absurd level. Meet Julio Silva, the Evel Knievel of saltwater angling By James Brandt

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The Addict
CATCHING ALL THE FISH IN THE WORLD
Steve Wozniak has a fever, and the only prescription is more fihs. He's likely landed more species than anyone else on the planet By James Brandt

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The Patriot
BRINGING IT BACK HOME
When Japan's Manabu Kurita tied George W. Perry's world bass record of 22 pounds 5 ounces, Gary Schwarz didn't get mad—he simply decided to grow one even bigger By James Brandt

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The Pioneer
LIVING BY THE SWORD
Wresting a broadbill from 1,200 feet deep takes savvy, stamina, and an all-consuming passion that, for Captain Peace Marvel, never gets old By Gerry Bethge