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Island Stripers

Fishing with Capt. Al

Fishermen are known to be closemouthed with their hard-earned angling knowledge. Capt. Al Anderson, who runs charters out of Narragansett, R.I., aboard his 42-foot express fisherman, Prowler, recalls 45 years of fishing the waters off Block Island, R.I., in “Island Stripers: A Fisherman’s Guide to Block Island Bass” (, $19.99).

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The self-published book is a collection of insights, tips and knowledge about the science of fish and fishing, including tides, currents, seasonal runs and lures vs. live bait.

A 2012 inductee into the International Game Fish Association World Fishing Hall of Fame, Anderson has tagged nearly 60,000 game fish for science. Of course, 43,000 of those were striped bass.

October 2013 issue