Fishing Virginia

An Angler's Guide To More Than 140 Fishing Spots


Book Description

The fishing in Virginia is as diverse as the terrain. From 600-pound tuna in its offshore waters and delicious flounder in the Chesapeake to oversized bucketmouths in the piedmont lakes and 8-inch brook trout in the bubbling mountain streams--what more can a dedicated angler ask for? Based on a lifetime of fishing, Martin Freed describes 100 top sites and what anglers can expect from Virginia's waters.

Freelance writers and photographers Martin Freed and Ruta Vaskys are well known in the region and highly respected in the fields of angling and Virginia wildlife. Their credits include Fish, Fur, and Game; The Mid-Atlantic Fisherman; The Chesapeake Angler; and the Eastern Shore News. Both are avid anglers and members of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

* Accurate directions to each site
* Both fly fishing and bait fishing spots
* B/w maps and photographs

About Freed, Martin

Ruta Vaskys and Martin Freed have had a number of careers including faculty appointments at various colleges, entrepreneurs, trapping and collecting wild herbs in Vermont and Alaska and outdoors and conservation writers and photographers.

Ms. Vaskys has a BS in Occupational Therapy and a masters in counseling.
She has worked in both fields and has been a professional commercial artist.
She studied at the Maryland Institute of Art, the Richmond Professional Institute
and did her graduate study at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks..

Mr. Freed taught geology, chemistry, oceanography and mathematics at a number of colleges and universities. He graduated from Coastal Carolina with a BS and did his graduate work at the University of Alask.a in physical oceanography. He was a Garment Center executive in the 1960s.

Before going to graduate school the couple built a cabin in the Green Mountains of Vermont and lived without electricity or running water for a number of years.

After graduate school, Martin and Ruta made Alaska their home. In 1988 they bought another home on the Eastern Shore Virginia and currently have residences in Fairbanks and Quinby, Va. and split the year between the two.

They started writing outdoor articles in the mid 1980s and have sold articles to many regional as well national publications. Some of these are: Fur, Fish and Game, Easy Street, the Eastern Shore News, The Mid-Atlantic Fisherman, What¿s Up Annapolis, Shotgun Magazine, The Chesapeake Angler, The Salisbury (Md.)Times, Alaska, Fish Alaska, Fish and Game and many others. Both are members of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA.)