The Cape Cod Voice
“Books Across the Desk” by Michael Lee
“Innermost Waters” by Peter Budryk
It won’t be much of a secret now that Peter Budryk has spilled the beans. In “Innermost Waters,” Budryk has given us an impressive and exhaustive examination into fishing the freshwater ponds and lakes of Cape Cod. What’s more, he does it with great humor. And the author knows what he’s talking about, having written for virtually every local and national fishing magazine.
Budryk gives landlubbers the lowdown on bass, trout, pickerel, salmon, pike, examining towns from Sandwich to Provincetown for their freshwater bounty. The book is also generous with maps and specific locales; Budryk even throws in a chapter called, “Testosterone / Yahoo / Fibber Alerts, ” giving you some idea of his playful nautre.
We haven’t had this much fun at a pond since skinnydipping to get rid of the nightmare of the 1986 World Series. But that’s another story altogether. As fishing books go, this one’s a keeper.
8.5” x 11” paperback
illustrated, with maps