Zane Grey, known and loved primarily for his Western novels, was an avid fisherman. When his writing started paying off, he managed to spend as many as 300 days a year enjoying the sport. And while he is remembered for his record-breaking catches, such as the 464-pound marlin caught off the coast of Tahiti, Zane Grey also enjoyed freshwater fishing for bass, trout, steelhead, and salmon. In Tales of Freshwater Fishing, Grey recounts his expeditions on the Delaware River, off the West Coast of the United States, and in British Columbia. These tales are illustrated with 100 black and white photographs taken by Zane Grey.
Born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1872, Zane Grey became one of America's most prolific and beloved writers. While known primarily for his Western novels, he spent a large part of his life fishing and writing about his experiences. He died in 1939.