Do you like fish stories? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we have the adventures of a woman who captained a swordfish boat, as well as tips from a Television Bass Master, who'll help you understand why Bass fishing is a 46 billion dollar a year industry. Also Tom McGuane makes fishing in Montana sound like heaven, and there's a new perspective on Moby Dick, from Captain Ahab's wife.
Tournament bass fisher Shaw Grigsby, host of TNN's "One More Cast," tells Steve Paulson what goes on at a bass tournament, and why he loves catching fish. Also, Linda Greeenlaw fished commercially for 18 years and was captain of a swordfish boat. She tells Judith Strasser the biggest worry is remembering to pack everything while in port, and catching enough fish so everyone gets paid. Greenlaw's book is "The Hungry Ocean."SEGMENT 2:
Jonathan Raban tells Jim Fleming about the astounding body of water called the Inside Passage, and the canoe culture of the people who lived there when Europeans first came. Raban's latest book is "Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings." Also, Sena Jeter Naslund is the author of "Ahab's Wife, or The Stargazer." She tells Steve Paulson that her book is an homage to Melville. By not developing female characters, Naslund thinks he left half of humanity out of the picture.SEGMENT 3:
Novelist Tom McGuane talks with Jim Fleming about "The Longest Silence: A Life in Fishing." McGuane lives in Montana and fishes every day. He tells Jim why and remembers his most perfect day as an angler.Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 99-12-26-B.
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