Charlie Moore with Charles Salzberg
St. Martin's Griffin
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.
“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