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.
“On the Run ranks among the finest outdoor writing Ive read in the last decade. Its hilarious, articulate and lyrical.” Randy Wayne White, author of Everglades and The Sharks of Nicaragua
“This book deserves to stand alongside efforts such as John N. Coles Stripers...Sprightly, sensible, and engaging.” Library Journal
“an original debut” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Fun and refreshing, DiBenedettos book will hook fishermen and may even net its share of landlubbers as well.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“DiBenedetto has written a book filled with passion and wit.” Nick Lyons, author of Full Creel
“A fantastic book...a delightful tale vividly brought to life by DiBenedettos lucid prose.” James Prosek, author of Joe and Me and Fly-Fishing the 41st
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.