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Author: Leo N. Orsi
Publisher: AKMO, Jun 2008
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0-9745952-8-4

Takes you on a journey of true striped bass fishing adventures that were tremendously exciting, almost always challenging & sometimes just plain

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Striper Chronicles takes you on a journey of true striped bass fishing adventures that were tremendously exciting, almost always challenging and sometimes just plain comical.

Imagine, if you will, two of the most magnificent islands in New England, their pristine coastlines kissed by the glistening Atlantic, their shores dotted with summertime mansions, their histories rich in colonial heritage, and their waters home to one of the most sought-after fish on earth.....the great striped bass.

A better stage for the Chronicles could not have been envisioned on any other island pair than Jamestown and the Block. These two islands are abundantly rich in fishing legends, fishing lore and fishing history.

While there is certainly no substitute for actually being on one of the islands with your surf rod in hand and casting into the sea, sometimes curling up in front of the fireplace on a cold night with a wee nip and a great book can bring you close. Here are some adventures that may bring you home again, or that may entice you to try a magnificent sport if you have never before done so.

Leo Orsi
was born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey where he first discovered his love for surf fishing through frequent family outings to the Jersey shore. He developed a special passion for pursuing the striped bass, especially following his introduction as a young teenager to Jamestown and Block Island, Rhode Island.

For more than 30 years, Leo has walked the nighttime shorelines of these two islands spending the majority of his free time in search of the elusive striper. His enthusiasm for the sport has taken him on a lifelong journey through many exciting and sometimes extraordinary coastal fishing adventures. Through the years that he has spent fishing and studying these two islands and their shoreline intricacies, Leo has become a master at finding and enticing the piscatorial monarch of the surf to strike at his lures. There are few fishermen who know the shorelines of Jamestown and the Block as well as Leo ? and now, through the Chronicles, many of the island nuances and his striper secrets are divulged for the first time. Leo is also a strong advocate of intelligently managing the fishing resource. He has served on the board of the Tampa Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association and he is a member of the Connecticut and Massachusetts CCA chapters, as well as the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association.

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