Anglers Journal - - BETWEEN FISH -

Andy An­der­son was the first staff pho­tog­ra­pher for Men’s Jour­nal and now shoots for Out­side, Stern, Audubon, Condé Nast Trav­eler and Town & Coun­try, among oth­ers, in ad­di­tion to some of the big­gest ad­ver­tis­ing agen­cies in the world. Andy’s work ap­pears in “Ice Sto­ries.”

A for­mer petroleum ge­ol­o­gist and wildlife bi­ol­o­gist, Rick Bass is an en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist who has au­thored more than 30 books. He lives in Mon­tana’s Yaak Val­ley and is a mem­ber of the Yaak Val­ley For­est Council, which works to pro­tect as wilder­ness the last road­less lands in that area. Rick writes about ice fish­ing as a rem­edy for cabin fever in this is­sue.

An ed­u­ca­tion in English and film helped Austin Coit de­velop an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the art of sto­ry­telling. Be­tween rig­ging bal­ly­hoo and cut­ting squid on his step­dad’s char­ter boat, he picked up a camera. Two years ago he passed on a pri­vate boat job to pur­sue pho­tog­ra­phy full time. Austin’s photos ap­pear in “Hurry Up And Wait.”

Long­time ma­rine jour­nal­ist Jim Flan­nery has won nu­mer­ous awards and writ­ten thou­sands of sto­ries dur­ing a ca­reer that’s cov­ered 40 years. In “In­spired by an Island,” Jim writes about artist Ray El­lis, whose paint­ings were the face of the Martha’s Vine­yard Striped Bass and Blue­fish Derby for 25 years.

Mary­land-based pho­tog­ra­pher Jay Flem­ing fo­cuses on the fish, wildlife, cul­tures and land­scapes of Ch­e­sa­peake Bay. His first book, Work­ing the Wa­ter, doc­u­ments the Bay’s seafood in­dus­try. Jay’s por­traits of leg­endary fly fish­er­man Lefty Kreh ap­pear in this is­sue.

Off­shore pho­tog­ra­pher Richard Gib­son fell in love with the blue marlin while re­sid­ing in St. Thomas and work­ing as a staff shooter for The Vir­gin Is­lands Daily News. A for­mer man­ag­ing ed­i­tor of Tour­na­ment Digest mag­a­zine, he has con­trib­uted to many pub­li­ca­tions world­wide, and his pas­sion for bill­fish is stronger than ever. Richard’s shot of a sport­fish deep in a trough is the “Rolly” spread in this is­sue.

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