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Out There Fishing with Keith "Catfish" Sutton: Noodling for Catfish and Other True Tales of Angling Fun and Adventure Paperback – April, 2005

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If vicarious enjoyment from fishing adventure is in your book, don't miss Keith 'Catfish' Sutton 's OUT THERE FISHING WITH KEITH 'CATFISH' SUTTON, a blend of memoir, fishing story and travelogue which recounts his passion for fishing wild places. A 600-lb catfish snag or an encounter with the world's largest freshwater ray are only several of the top adventures gleaned from forty years of angling across the Western hemisphere. Add black and white photos and you have a winner. -- California Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review, September 2006

If you're starting to think about fishing season but realize it's still a tad bit cold to try for your favorite species, consider settling in a comfortable couch and reading Keith Sutton's new book, "Out There Fishing." This book is the work of the diehard sportsman, conservationist, editor and freelance author from Arkansas who used to be the editor of "Arkansas Wildlife" magazine. The work spans four decades of hardcore angling throughout the Western Hemisphere. Stores span the gamut, from a farm pond behind his house to the Amazon River in Brazil. He describes incidents like battling a giant sturgeon, fighting a catfish weighing hundreds of pounds and encountering gun-wielding bandits in the Mexican outback, Sutton has written seven books and countless magazine articles. -- Gerald Almy, Northern Virginia Daily, December 2006

Loosened-up by the freedom of the internet and his regular "Out There" column within the outdoors section of ESPN.com, Keith Sutton is one of the few freshwater fishing writers to take a travel and narrative approach to fishing for catfish, gar, and anything else in freshwater that catches his fancy. These entertaining pieces were recently gathered together in Out There Fishing with Keith "Catfish" Sutton. -- Author: Craig Buddo, May 2007

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Weaving together scenes of mayhem and excitement in exotic places with memories of the pivotal events that shaped Sutton's obsession for fishing, Out There Fishing spans four decades of hard-core angling throughout the Western Hemisphere. Along the way, readers meet his many friends, from Jesus, the Venezuelan fishing guide who loses a fingertip while playing with piranhas, to the Blues Brothers, a pair of Alabama catfishing fanatics who take bait catching to new heights of enjoyment. Readers will learn what it feels like to be hooked to a giant sturgeon, a 600-pound catfish and the world's biggest freshwater ray; find out what it takes to survive an encounter with gun-wielding bandits in the Mexican outback and what it feels like to stare into the eyes of a giant alligator gar; and discover why Sutton is just as happy fishing on an oxbow lake or farm pond as on the Amazon in Brazil.

Part memoir, part travelogue, Out There Fishing documents a mixture of passion, awe, wanderlust and a relentless attraction to wild places, special people and extraordinary fish. Whether he's fishing for bullheads with his toddler son or plying the rivers of South America for the saber-toothed payara, Sutton will keep you laughing, crying and on the edge of your seat.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Stoeger Publishing Company; Pmplt edition (April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883172933
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883172933
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,164,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
ESPN Outdoors columnist and award-winning photographer Keith "Catfish" Sutton presents Out There Fishing, an impressively informative and entertaining anthology of true-life stories about angling in the Western Hemisphere, here collected in print for the first time. Black-and-white photographs nicely illustrate this combination memoir and travelogue devoted to the quest for every sportfish conceivable in America, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela waters. Written in a down-to-earth narrative style, Out There Fishing is the perfect, relaxing read for armchair travel angler and fishing enthusiasts as the next best thing to being there!
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