The Big One: An Island, an Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish

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The Big One An Island an Obsession and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish Renowned for its pristine beaches and celebrity inhabitants Martha s Vineyard is one of the most exclusive destinations in America But each September after the tourists clear out thousands of fishe
  • Title: The Big One: An Island, an Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish
  • Author: Dave Kinney
  • ISBN: 9780802118905
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Renowned for its pristine beaches and celebrity inhabitants, Martha s Vineyard is one of the most exclusive destinations in America But each September, after the tourists clear out, thousands of fishermen take back the beaches to compete in the Vineyard s annual fishing derby, a monthlong contest that pits plumbers against investment bankers, schoolkids against senior citRenowned for its pristine beaches and celebrity inhabitants, Martha s Vineyard is one of the most exclusive destinations in America But each September, after the tourists clear out, thousands of fishermen take back the beaches to compete in the Vineyard s annual fishing derby, a monthlong contest that pits plumbers against investment bankers, schoolkids against senior citizens, and natives against newcomers in a round the clock hunt for a great fish Island immortality is at stake, and history has proven that anyone can win it teenage girls, dozing fishermen, complete amateurs In The Big One, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Kinney takes readers behind the scenes at the derby to chronicle thirty five days of fish addled hope and heartbreak He captures all the action and introduces us to an eccentric gallery of characters that includes Dick Hathaway, the crotchety legend who once caught a bluefish from a helicopter Janet Messineo, a recovering alcoholic who says that striped bass saved her life and Lev Wlodyka, a cagey local whose next fish will spark a storm of controversy and throw the tournament into turmoil The Big One is a hugely entertaining story of passion and obsession that does for fishing what Friday Night Lights did for football.
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    The Big One An Island, An Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish by David Kinney Grove Press 2009 799.1 is a great tale about the annual Martha s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby which is five weeks of nonstop fishing and fishing induced madness Islanders and visitors compete for prizes for the biggest striped bass, bluefish, false albacore, and Atlantic bonito in a number of different categories It s a great fishing story My rating 7.5 10, finished 1 31 14.

    This book far exceeded my expectations I ve never been to Martha s Vineyard, but this offered a nice view of several locals and visitors who participate in the annual fishing tournament Being that my good friend and former college roommate is from the Vineyard, I had some knowledge of the situations and even the families mentioned therein All in all, a very solid read, and I m not even a huge fan of fishing.

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