The Mad Fisherman

Kick Some Bass with America's Wildest TV Host

Charlie Moore with Charles Salzberg

St. Martin's Griffin

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Charlie Moore was married with two kids when his bait-and-tackle shop went under. A fisherman and an entrepreneur, Charlie set out to star in his own fishing show. Crazy, right? But the only thing the ones on TV had in common was that they were dull. People have called Charlie a lot of things, but never dull. Today, they call him the Mad Fisherman.

The Mad Fisherman is the incredible story of how Charlie cold-called his way onto TV and made Charlie Moore Outdoors a hit all while working odd jobs to squeak by. This success gave birth to ESPN’s Beat Charlie Moore, a groundbreaking show on which Charlie goes mano a mano with pro fishermen and celebrities. Guests have included quarterback Drew Bledsoe, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, Ted Nugent, and many more. Famous on land, they’re all regular guys with a fishing pole in their hands.

With unflagging energy, a wild sense of humor, and a love of the outdoors, Charlie Moore reaches millions of people every week.

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The Mad Fisherman
1I'm Gonna Get My Own TV Show ... . No. Really. I Am.Here I am in Beverly, Massachusetts, twenty-four years old, two kids, another one on the way, and it's time to cut bait. Time to walk away from a spectacularly unsuccessful attempt at opening my own tackle store. I am, by any measure, an absolute failure. A flop. A bust. On the bright side, I've got nowhere to go but up. At least that's what I tell myself. Because if I don't go up, my friends, I'll go belly up.But who am I, exactly, and why did I ever think I could possibly make a living selling lures and bait? To really

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“Charlie Moore is my American blood brother in the spirit of the wild, celebrating the joys and purity of hands-on conservation. The boy knows how to live! Rock on, Mad Fish.”---Ted Nugent

“Charlie Moore is a passionate, entertaining personality who makes a sport into not just a great hobby but a heck of a lot of fun. Charlie Moore is the real deal as an American Fisherman.”--Jim Calhoun, Basketball Hall of Famer and Two-Time National Champion Collegiate Coach of the University of Connecticut Huskies

"I don't know what's crazier: playing all over the world with Lynyrd Skynyrd or doing a TV show with Charlie Moore! I do know I love the guy like a brother."--Rickey Medlocke, lead guitarist of Lynyrd Skynryd

“A good old success story related with charm and humor.”—Booklist


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Charlie Moore with Charles Salzberg

Charlie Moore hosts Charlie Moore Outdoors and Beat Charlie Moore, two top-rated outdoors shows on ESPN2 and the NESN (New England Sports Network) as well as the newly launched Charlie Moore TV on WFN (World Fishing Network). Between those shows Charlie reaches more than one and a half million households and has won two New England Emmy Awards for Best Sports Series.

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The Mad Fisherman
Kick Some Bass with America's Wildest TV Host
Charlie Moore with Charles Salzberg

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312565275
ISBN10: 0312565275
5 1/4 x 8 inches, 256 pages, Includes 30 black-and-white photographs throughout plus one 16-page color photo insert
$17.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
May 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429934633
ISBN10: 1429934638
240 pages, Includes 30 black-and-white photographs throughout plus one 16-page color photo insert
$7.99
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