A Season on the Edge (A Surfcaster's Year)

A Season on the Edge (A Surfcaster's Year)

by John Skinner
     
 
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

Overview

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 fish catching techniques and strategies that can be applied anywhere along the striper coast.

Editorial Reviews

Alberto Knie
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!
Gene Bourque
Expert anglers understand and appreciate the rhythm 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.
Zeno Hromin
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013873285
Publisher:
Nor'east Media
Publication date:
01/13/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
225
Sales rank:
581,646
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

John Skinner is the long-time Surf Fishing Columnist and former Editor-in-Chief of Nor'east Saltwater Magazine. In addition to his surf column, he has written articles for Nor’east Saltwater, On the Water, and The Surfcaster’s Journal. He is the author of the books A Season on the Edge and Fishing the Bucktail, and is a contributing writer to the book The Hunt for Big Stripers. He is also the creator of the fishing log software FishersLog. He is a frequent speaker at outdoor shows and fishing club meetings. Skinner has a well-earned reputation as a consistent producer of trophy striped bass. He holds the current New York State false albacore record. When not plying the beaches, he can often be found fishing from his boat or kayak, or Scuba diving in Long Island Sound. He holds degrees in Biology and Computer Science.

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