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