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PLUGGER: WADE FISHING THE GULF COAST
Author: Rudy Grigar
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press, Oct 2003
From a pioneer in catch-&-release & a legend in saltwater wade-fishing. His tales & tips are the bible of those now wading the Gulf Coast. Edited by W. R. McAfee. 52 B&W photos, 12 illus, map; 6x9 inches, 224 pgs.
Rudy Grigar, one of America?s most notorious characters of saltwater wade-fishing, lends the inimitable voice of experience to these yester yarns of the coastal waters of Texas and Louisiana. A fisherman?s fisherman, Grigar claimed to have caught more than a million pounds of fish in his sixty years along the coast. Yet fervent and abiding concern for those waters spurred his commitment to a catch-and-release policy for all fish under three pounds and to Gulf Coast conservation. His tales and tips are the bible of those now wading the Plugger?s favorite spots.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Plugger is just the right bait!" --Mike Cox
"For more than sixty years, Grigar carried a real style to the tide line. A Gulf Coast original, the Plugger made his mark with lures in shallow water.
--Joe Doggett, outdoors writer, Houston Chronicle
"I learned never to expect the ordinary from Rudy. Over the years I learned a lot more, about fishing and enjoying life. If experience is the best teacher, clearly Rudy is the most knowledgeable wade fisherman the Gulf Coast has ever known and certainly its most interesting."
--Bob Marshall, outdoors editor, New Orleans Times-Picayune
"In the years I fished with Rudy, the fifties and sixties, the man was utterly solar powered, seeming to draw enough energy from the sun to fish all day and all night . . . without a doubt, one of the most effective saltwater plug fisherman I have ever seen, innovative as well as determined--he just never quit."
--Bob Brister, former outdoors editor and writer, Houston Chronicle and Field & Stream
ABOUT THE EDITOR:
W. R. McAfee, a West Texas native, is author of The Cattlemen, an acclaimed Texas book about two Davis Mountain cowboys. He has edited hundreds of articles for publication and has assisted numerous writers with their books.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rudy Grigar was one of the founders of the Gulf Coast Conservation Association, now the Coastal Conservation Association, active in every coastal state. The subject of numerous magazine and newspaper articles and of the Oregon television show ?Fishing the West,? Grigar passed away at his home near Pettus, Texas, in 2001.