CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Fisherman's Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. THE JOY OF FISHING

Fear of Flying Christopher Gudgeon

One for the Books Becky Lee Weyrich

Hooked Forever Chuck “C.L.” Bray

Becoming True Fishermen General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Old Grumpa Mike Duby

A Fish Story Nelson O. Ottenhausen

Gone Fishin’ Pamela Jenkins

The Empty Hook Anne Carter

The Fisherman and His Femme Fatale Graham Hall as told to Janet Hall Wigler

A Special Place Mike Duby

2. FIRST CAST

A Simple Plan Kenny Duncan Sr.

Hezekiah Robert Bruce Riefstahl

The Catcher of Rainbows Pat MacIver

Beyond the Breakers Gary B. Luerding

Tadpole’s Triumph Banjo Bandolas

Taking Turns Ann I. Clizer

First Day Fishing Tanya Breed

The Fish That Got Away Carol Nelson

Monster on a Pink Jig Carla Mistic

3. SMALL FRIES

Counting My Blessings George H. W. Bush

Father Knows Best Jeff Wise as told to Dahlynn McKowen

A Lesson on Faith Keith Long

The Purple Plastic Worm Terri Duncan

The Fishing Lesson Raymond Morehead

A Sacred Part of Fatherhood Peter Balsino

The Midnight Fish Gaynor E. Lawson

Biblical Interpretations Dan DeVries

Wallet Whopper Gaylord Moulds

Boys’ Day Out Robby Russell

4. TICKLE MY FUNNY BONE

Hooking Greenbacks Ken McKowen

The Boss Who Hated Fishing Robert Pierpoint

A Day to Remember Mike Duby

Gimme a Call! Mark VanLaeys as told to Emily VanLaeys

Fish Tacos Joseph T. Lair

Killer Catfish Robert Spencer

Fish Punks Rod Scott

Buzz Bombs Curtis Foreman

Naming Worms Allison McWood

5. FAMILY TIES

A Father’s Love Donald Zimmermann

Summer Memories Harmony Zieman

Grandma’s Catfish Ken McKowen

A Boy Named Hot Jimmy Carter

Stubbornness and Faith DeEtta Woffinden Anderson

The Bologna Wars Tanith Nicole Tyler

Once Was Enough Karri J. Watson

Get the Net! Cliff Johnson

The Worm Julie Long

Ripples of Reflection Kathleen Kovach

Never Again Joseph Hines

Letting Them Go Gary Usery

6. REEL MEN

Primitive Man Richard Knott

Fishing for Blockheads Steven Treanor

A Perfect Day Brett Foster

The Secret of Success Ryan French

Catch and Release Vic Dollar

The Recycled Carp Gregory Lamping

Black Bass Darryl Allen

Johnny Luke Altomare

Facing Primal Fears Stan R. Kid

7. REEL WOMEN

The Old Stick in the Corner Cathy Strough

Bait and Switch Kevin Martone

A Half-Inch to Spare Cary Osborne

The Gypsy Angel Lucinda Shouse

Fishing the Partridge and Orange Jennifer Olsson

The Secret of Going Fishing Melody Plaxton

Taking the Bait Jacqueline Jean Michels

Saved by the Lady in Red Rosalie P. Griffin

The Native Lisa Wood Curry

Butch Dixie Ross

Nothing Less Than Perfect Dahlynn McKowen

8. FISHING LESSONS

The Kindness of Strangers Nanette Holland

On the Road Doyle Portela

Fishing Patriots Bonnie Nester

Play It Again, Sam Jennie Logsdon Martin

Heaven Ronald Niswonger

Hook Them with Love Donald W. Murphy

The Rite of Passage Patrick Sisti

At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman John Gierach

Witness to Glory Perry P. Perkins

The Last Big Catch Sonia Hernandez

Fishing in Sierra Leone Phil Bob Hellmich

My First Trout Goes To . . . Patrick Sisti

The Old Man by the Bridge Philip Edward Carter

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Ken McKowen?

Who Is Dahlynn McKowen?

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