Who do you think is (was) the world's greatest fisherman and why ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I would have to vote for Ernest Hemmingway. He frequently caught bill fish that most fishermen only dream of. Also, he wrote the Old man and the Sea. A wonderful story whose main character, Santiago, displays the connection between a fisherman and his quarry by referring to the huge marlin dragging his boat as brother and also by demonstrating the respect a true fisherman has for so noble a fish.

    The Old Man and the Sea also introduced many readers to the joys and pains of fishing for the first time, many of whom are still fishing today. He also shows his readers the beauty that can exist in fishing and because of that, he should be the greatest.

  • 1 decade ago

    Kevin Van Dam - Greatest professional bass fisherman ever.

    Classic Titles: 2

    Times in the Classic: 17

    Times in the Money: 150

    Total Entries: 189

    Career Winnings: $2,243,408.30

    nothing else needs to be said

  • 1 decade ago

    Not sayin' he's the worlds greatest fisherman but Buzz Ramsey sure has the "notches", on his rod blanks for Steelhead and Salmon :)...

  • mac
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Frank Mondus who caught a 3500 pound Great White Shark and is better known as the man who the character Captain Quinn of the hit mega movie of the 1970s "Jaws" was based on.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Kevin Van Dam, because he is the most consistant angler, with the most championship wins in the last 4 years, he only gets better, not to mention he is a very admirable person. Definitely someone to have as a roll model, on and off the water.

    Source(s): BassMaster Mags
  • 1 decade ago

    Ernest Hemingway,Zane Grey,Guy Harvey...All for the love of the sport

  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus was.

    When He said "lower your nets", the nets always came up full.

    No one has ever been able to duplicate His ability to fill a boat so quickly.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ernest Hemingway....

    He was a fishreman that was also a write & he wrote "The old man & the sea". he cought a lot of swordfihes other 1500 lbs.... & his great!!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Bob Izumi...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Captain Ahab.

    Jesus only caught people.

    Ahab died pursuing that whale.

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