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On the Run

An Angler's Journey Down the Striper Coast


About the Book

Each autumn, one of nature's most magnificent dramas plays out when striped bass undertake a journey, from the northeastern United States to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, in search of food and warmer seas. Writer and angler David DiBenedetto followed this great migration -- the fall run -- for three months in the autumn of 2001.

On the Run offers vivid portrayals of the zany and obsessive characters DiBenedetto met on his travels -- including the country's most daring fisherman, an underwater videographer who chucked his corporate job in favor of filming striped bass, and the reclusive angler who claims that catching the world-record striper in 1982 sent his life into a tailspin. Along his route, DiBenedetto also delves into the natural history and biology of this great game fish, and depicts the colorful cultures of the seaside communities where the striped bass reigns supreme.

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Critical Praise

“This book deserves to stand alongside efforts such as John N. Cole’s Stripers...Sprightly, sensible, and engaging.” —Library Journal

“DiBenedetto has written a book filled with passion and wit.” —Nick Lyons, author of Full Creel

“an original debut” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A fantastic book...a delightful tale vividly brought to life by DiBenedetto’s lucid prose.” —James Prosek, author of Joe and Me and Fly-Fishing the 41st

“On the Run ranks among the finest outdoor writing I’ve read in the last decade. It’s hilarious, articulate and lyrical.” —Randy Wayne White, author of Everglades and The Sharks of Nicaragua

“Fun and refreshing, DiBenedetto’s book will hook fishermen and may even net its share of landlubbers as well.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060087463
  • ISBN 10: 0060087463
  • Imprint: It Books
  • On Sale: 09/14/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 18.50 CAD

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