Thank you, Fin. That book was written in anticipation of what is happening today. Never mind the old days, we have better fishing today than we ever had back when girls had hairy armpits
. Trophy Striper
has chugged along, but I often think it victim of the other books. What I mean is when somebody wants a starter how-to book, they buy Striper Surf
. Hey, maybe I am competing with myself. On the other hand, spin-offs, where a person likes one book
and comes back for another may compensate for that.
Trophy may be too technical in parts which seek to explain the predictable nature of striper sizes through combining young-of-the-year indices with known growth rates. School superintendents do this when planning kindergarten classes. I think those facts go past a lot of readers. On the other hand, I tried to soften it with good stories about big bass so as to appeal to a wider audience -- dumb it down on the outside chance a copy were sold to a boatman who might know how to read.
BTW, it is the only book in my stable of six that could inform and entertain boat fishers after stripers. Thanks for saying. I never tire.