Great value as a record of Florida’s maritime memory, narrated in a straightforward yet very personal manner by an extraordinary native son.--
--Bulletin of Marine Science

 These first-hand accounts bring the fishing techniques and local characters of old Florida to life in a time of abundance.--
--St. Augustine Record

 Features characters that jump off the pages and gives you a look into the world of fishing from a man that has fought hard to protect it. --
--Marlin Magazine

 This unexpected gem...sheds a bright, multi-colored light on the fishing industry in southeastern Florida during the 1930s and 1940s....If you want the inside story of a fisherman’s life, this is the place. If you want to understand the passions that drive someone willing to toil for bare subsistence in the chaotic fishing economy, open this book.--
--Florida Weekly

 A priceless window into untold local histories of Florida. . . . This memoir is one of great adventure and laughter, but also one that highlights the unfortunate realities of change.

 Offers uniquely memorable stories about fishing and Old Florida, and a fine addition to the library of any literary angler. --
--Drunken Odyssey