Tales from a Florida Fish Camp

Tales from a Florida Fish Camp

The stars are more often than not the boats, and if the tale's about an airboat, well, don't expect the teller to have dry shoes.

Author: Jack Montrose

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781561646180

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 742

Join Jack Montrose, a fish camp regular since 1965, as he reminisces about the good old days fishing on the St. Johns River. Tales from a Florida Fish Camp captures the atmosphere and humor of fish camps, where fishermen gathered to tell tall tales of their fishing exploits, play practical jokes, and relax over a cold beer. Here you'll find tales of more than just fish (though the ones caught were THIS BIG). You'll encounter snakes, gators, cats (ordinary house ones as well as a panther), turtles, manatees, a skunk, and lots and lots of bugs, as well as a few celebrities—including a baseball manager, a general, and an astronaut. The stars are more often than not the boats, and if the tale's about an airboat, well, don't expect the teller to have dry shoes. You're in for huge belly laughs as you read about fish camp contests, tourists, Yankees, and Flash, the hard-drinking, snake-chasing, spitz/bull-dog mix who was everyones best friend. Practical jokes abound at fish camps: the author even got to be sheriff for a day when one of his buddies played a joke on him and some unwitting tourists.
Categories: Fiction

Tales From A Florida Fish Camp

Tales From A Florida Fish Camp

This book give great insights into the lives and culture of the movers and shakers of the commercial fishing industry of southeastern United States, and especially Florida.

Author: Merrill Hazlip

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798740102061

Category:

Page: 162

View: 221

Florida is the "Fishing Capital of the World" because of its great resources and responsible management. ... Quality fisheries throughout Florida comprise more than 7,700 lakes, 10,550 miles of rivers, and 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline. This book give great insights into the lives and culture of the movers and shakers of the commercial fishing industry of southeastern United States, and especially Florida.
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Fish Camp

Fish Camp

There are the accompanying stories of those who cherished it, frequented it, who arrived as children and later whose ashes were scattered from its dock.?Necessarily embedded in these stories is my own.

Author: Deirdre Callanan

Publisher:

ISBN: 057865749X

Category:

Page:

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Deirdre Callanan's Fish Camp: North Jetty Tales recounts the history of both a streetcar-turned-camp and the colorful characters who frequent it. The North Jetty Fish Camp nestles beside Venice Inlet at the south end of Casey Key, Florida. The building's heart harbors a 100-year-old streetcar, barely recognizable within the additions surrounding it.?This is a book saturated in stories. The streetcar's first 20 years when it ferried passengers hither and yon in Tampa. The plight of all of its ilk when they were decommissioned on August 3, 1946. The ensuing adventure initiated by Bill Hubbard's purchase of the car, its journey to Nokomis, its positioning in 1947 on the spot where it has since resided.?There is the story imbedded in the streetcar itself: what it has endured, witnessed. There are the accompanying stories of those who cherished it, frequented it, who arrived as children and later whose ashes were scattered from its dock.?Necessarily embedded in these stories is my own. I have been part of this community since 1967. The impact of it is interlaced with my life. An inextricable bond has entwined me to it. I, however, am a witness rather than a major character. What I have done to the best of my ability is say what I saw. What I saw changed my life.
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Florida s American Heritage River

Florida s American Heritage River

Modern fish camps sprang up along the St . Johns River as settlers moved into
the region and began to exploit the local resources as their Indian predecessors
had done . According to Jack Montrose , author of Tales from a Florida Fish
Camp ...

Author: Mallory McCane O'Connor

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015084096844

Category: Art

Page: 345

View: 138

A visual journey, through time, along the St. Johns River "Indispensable for anyone seeking to explore Florida beyond the brochures."--Herbert L. Hiller, author of Highway A1A: Florida at the Edge "If you are looking for an elegant way to navigate up the St. Johns River without leaving your armchair, allow me to recommend spending time with this book. It is beautifully illustrated and a wonderful read."--John Delaney, president, University of North Florida The mighty St. Johns River flows from its headwaters near Lake Okeechobee north through central Florida to Jacksonville. Its watershed covers an area nearly the size of New Hampshire. The river and its tributaries have been part of the cultural landscape of the peninsula for thousands of years. From the Native Americans who first settled along its banks to the French, Spanish, British, and American settlers who followed, it has been a source of food, water, transportation, industry, agriculture, and recreation. In 1998 the St. Johns was declared an American Heritage River, the only one in Florida and one of only fourteen in the country to be so designated. Shortly thereafter, Mallory O'Connor and Gary Monroe began searching for and collecting paintings, sketches, sculptures, photographs, and material culture from the region. Searching in antique shops and art galleries, nineteenth-century periodicals and twentieth-century fish camps, the authors found literally thousands of images. They selected the best two hundred for this volume, some from the fine art tradition as represented by Thomas Moran and Martin Johnson Heade; others by self-taught visionaries. The result is a broad survey that captures and celebrates the beauty, power, and impact of this unique landscape.
Categories: Art

Florida Wildlife

Florida Wildlife

His Tales of a Florida Fish Camp is filled with funny stories of years spent along
the St. Johns River . Jack assures the reader the tales are true happenings , but
they are “ not likely to occur again and first - hand accounts will soon be lost to ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00852977K

Category: Fishing

Page:

View: 809

Categories: Fishing

Florida Stories

Florida Stories

... balmy Florida nights on the straight narrow back roads , because her own
headlights are feeble and set too high . Meyer , beside me , was in a semidoze .
We ' d been to the wedding of the daughter of an old friend , at the fish camp he
owns ...

Author: John Miller

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009122966

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 817

Categories: Literary Criticism

Zane Grey Outdoorsman

Zane Grey  Outdoorsman

Tales. of. Fishes. appeared. ,. Zane. Grey. was. President. of. the. Long. Key (
Florida ) Fishing Camp whose nearby shoals and flats teemed with bonefish . At
the same time ZG was Vice - President of the Catalina Tuna Club , a far grander
and ...

Author: Zane Grey

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: IND:32000000113417

Category: Fishing

Page: 349

View: 690

Categories: Fishing

The South Carolina Encyclopedia

The South Carolina Encyclopedia

326 Fish camps Members of Company A of the First South Carolina Volunteers ,
taking the oath of allegiance at Beaufort . ... on garrison duty along the
restaurants purchase their fish from seafood wholesalers and farms , coasts of
South Carolina , Georgia , and Florida . ... Other Department of the South until the
regiment was mustered out of popular fish camps include Tall Tales and Wagon
Wheel in ...

Author: Walter B. Edgar

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030108487

Category: History

Page: 1077

View: 929

With nearly 2,000 entries and 520 illustrations, this comprehensive reference surveys the history and culture of the Palmetto State from A to Z, mountains to coast, and prehistory to the present.
Categories: History

Field and Stream

Field and Stream

To West Palm Beach CAMP Lake Okeechobee Moore Canal Point Haven
Pähökëë OKEE - SIMMEE . ... Myers Belle Glade To Miami - You may find fancier
trimmin's , but there's no finer fishin ' in the world than around our place , where
BIG BASS are not Just a TALL TALE ! ... BUCK HEAD RIDGE Leland Pearce ,
Owner & Developer Belle Glade , Florida Fishing Camp Complete line of tackle ,
bait , boat ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951T00193658G

Category: Fishing

Page:

View: 250

Categories: Fishing

Florida Cruise

Florida Cruise

Warning : There's another attractive fishing camp here , and the tarpon in these
waters run to 190 pounds . Bahia Honda and ... fishing activities . We don't even
dare start is the sea . fishing tales of this camp , A TRIP ON THE MAGIC CARPET
73.

Author: Norman Alan Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001685235Z

Category: Florida

Page: 430

View: 987

Categories: Florida

Outing

Outing

Continued from page 189 ) EAST COASTOF FLORIDA OUTING The Best Animal
Stories in Years By Charles G. LONGREYFISHINGCAMP “ You ' re a Poor Fish ”
This is the way one angler put it to his friend for not taking advantage of the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000000714123

Category: Sports

Page:

View: 665

Categories: Sports

Florida Highways

Florida Highways

Tales of Florida fishing have become a saga known transportation , in the
shortest possible time and in abfrom ... So many fish camps and seine yards must
of necessity We do know the figures pertaining to sports fishing be located at the
most ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010607609

Category: Roads

Page:

View: 659

Accompanied by "Florida highways official detour bulletin," Feb. 1942-
Categories: Roads

Batfishing in the Rainforest

Batfishing in the Rainforest

Strange Tales of Travel & Fishing Randy Wayne White ... Ooo pre on We left early
this morning from LeFlis Fish Camp , a Florida anachronism with its old fish
house and reeling docks , paddling ten miles through another east coast rarity :
wild ...

Author: Randy Wayne White

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: IND:30000038211375

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 250

View: 957

Recounts the author's experiences during his career as a fishing guide
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Tales Truths

Tales   Truths

The Waccasassa upstream from the fish camp is among the least spoiled Florida
waterways . It rises out of the swamps near Trenton and a flow of water from Blue
Springs , Wekiva , Otter and Cow creeks pours into Waccasassa before it ...

Author: W. Horace Carter

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company (NC)

ISBN: 0937866407

Category: Nature

Page: 453

View: 365

About early settlers & today's wildlife & fishermen on the Florida West Coast.
Categories: Nature

Florida Scientist

Florida Scientist

Seasonal rates of planktonic primary production and chlorophyll a concentrations
of surface water at 3 sites on Lake Istokpoga . Sites are 2 public access ramps
and Cypress Isle Fishing Camp . of surface wederomely tales of Plankton results
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4239656

Category: Science

Page:

View: 651

Categories: Science

The Life and Times of Gasparilla

The Life and Times of Gasparilla

It had been the intention of the Quesadas --- father and son --- to someday rewrite
the lengthy tale in both Spanish and English . However the father died ... and
probably would have forgotten it in time if I had not moved to South Florida early
in 1920 . Before I had been a ... islands in my twenty foot cabin boat , and I
gathered tales from the residents of fish camps and shanty - boats . At the same
time I hired ...

Author: Jack Beater

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001244008

Category: Florida

Page: 144

View: 116

Categories: Florida

Hidden Florida

Hidden Florida

Union soldiers returning from Florida after the Civil War told great tales of the
land where oranges flourished and water clear as gin ... Here fishing camps take
the place of towering hotels , and fried catfish pushes steak au poivre off the plate
.

Author: Ann Boese

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018077823

Category: Florida

Page: 567

View: 253

Where vacations become adventures! The Hidden series combines descriptive reviews of little-known sights, small inns, and local restaurants with outdoor adventures and "hidden" locales to provide travelers alternatives to ordinary vacations. The goal of each title is to offer the traveler an authentic experience of local culture.
Categories: Florida

Hidden Florida

Hidden Florida

Union soldiers returning from Florida after the Civil War told great tales of the
land where oranges flourished and water clear as gin ... Here fishing camps take
the place of towering hotels , and fried catfish pushes steak au poivre off the plate
.

Author: Stacy Ritz

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029132524

Category: Florida

Page: 559

View: 219

This "fun-in-the-sun" guide is for the adventurous traveler who wants to combine traditional touring with outdoor activities. From Spanish treasures to the Kennedy Space Center, here is a complete guide to the diverse attractions of this state. Illustrations and maps.
Categories: Florida

Great Resorts of North America

Great Resorts of North America

At any rate , so many fishermen began to flock to Kezar Lake that fishing camps (
like hundreds of others scattered through the Maine ... How Brown ' s Camp
evolved into Severance Lodge is a unique tale . By 1924 ... He took his profits
and everything he could borrow and lost most of it in the 1926 crash of the Florida
land ...

Author: Andrew Hepburn

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033878187

Category: Bars (Drinking establishments) Canada

Page: 229

View: 442

Categories: Bars (Drinking establishments) Canada