Synopses & Reviews
Each autumn, one of nature's most magnificent dramas plays out when striped bass undertake a journey, from the northeastern United States to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, in search of food and warmer seas. Writer and angler David DiBenedetto followed this great migration -- the fall run -- for three months in the autumn of 2001.
On the Run offers vivid portrayals of the zany and obsessive characters DiBenedetto met on his travels -- including the country's most daring fisherman, an underwater videographer who chucked his corporate job in favor of filming striped bass, and the reclusive angler who claims that catching the world-record striper in 1982 sent his life into a tailspin. Along his route, DiBenedetto also delves into the natural history and biology of this great game fish, and depicts the colorful cultures of the seaside communities where the striped bass reigns supreme.
About the Author
David DiBenedetto is the editor in chief of Garden & Gun magazine, winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2011. Previously he was the editor of SaltWater Sportsman, where he led the brand to its first ever National Magazine Award nomination in 2007. Prior to his time at SaltWater Sportsman, DiBenedetto was the deputy editor of Field & Stream. DiBenedetto is the co-author of The Southerners Handbook and the author of On the Run: An Anglers Journey Down the Striper Coast. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife, Jenny, son, Sam, and their Boykin spaniel, Pritchard.