Reprinted from The Cape Cod Times, July 6, 2005
"One fisherman may have keener eyes than another, but no one fisherman's observation is enough."
That's just one of the interesting little quotes found in a great new book by Peter Budryk called "The Innermost Waters - Fishing Cape Cod's, Ponds and Lakes."
We should mention here that yours truly wrote the forward and the afterword, both of which, in my ever-so-humble opinion, are pleasant bits of writing, both done as an unpaid favor.
Each of the Cape's 15 towns is examined with an eye toward which ponds tend to produce the most reliable freshwater fishing. The book finishes with "Testosterone/Yahoo/Fiber Alerts," "Trip Log: The Mind is a Leaky
Tucked in and around these sparkling chapters are a plethora of small gems. One example is a page titled, "America's Most Popular Freshwater Gamefish?" He notes that the same kids who used to argue over whether Roy Rogers or Gene Autry was King of the Cowboys are now debating the merits of the black bass versus the trout.
While many of those who'd vote for bass do so because of their recognition of their brute strength and rugged
How well-spoken is that?
"The Innermost Waters" was written using input from numerous Cape anglers, such as Centerville's Jeff Capute, Falmouth's Gene Bourque and Orleans' Mark Palmer. They and many others provided Budryk with reams of information that it takes years to acquire firsthand.
"The Innermost Waters," put out by On Cape Publications, is already available at some Cape book and tackle shops. Budryk and buddy Fish Hawk Roy Leyva maintain weekly fishing updates at oncapepublications.com, where the book also can be ordered.
8.5” x 11” paperback
illustrated, with maps