The Mad Fisherman: Kick Some Bass with America’s Wildest TV Host Reviews

January 18, 2012 by  

The Mad Fisherman: Kick Some Bass with America’s Wildest TV Host

Charlie Moore was married with two kids (and one on the way) when his Massachusetts bait-and-tackle shop sank without a trace. A skilled fisherman and a savvy entrepreneur trained in his father’s cigar shop, Charlie decided to support his family by starring on his own TV fishing show.After all, the ones playing on the TV in Charlie’s shop all day had one thing in common: they were dull. As a rule, people called Charlie many things, but never, ever dull. In fact, when he told friends about hi

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  1. Rick Shaq Goldstein "*SHAQ*" says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Rick Shaq Goldstein “*SHAQ*” (Danville, Ca, USA) –
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    This review is from: The Mad Fisherman: Kick Some Bass with America’s Wildest TV Host (Hardcover)

    Charlie Moore is living his dream as the host of “CHARLIE MOORE OUTDOORS” and “BEAT CHARLIE MOORE” two highly rated outdoors shows on ESPN2 AND NESN (New England Sports Network). But anyone who reads this book and expects to only learn about his successful shows will be rudely and pleasantly surprised. Concealed in the midst of all of Charlie’s machismo, bragging and wild fish stories, is a step-by-step guide to not accepting life’s disappointments on the road to becoming a successful entrepreneur. I feel I am a successful entrepreneur myself, and have had my own business for a quarter of a century, but I bought this book for some fishing stories and lo and behold in the midst of catching bass and trout, I recognized the same dogged traits in Charlie that I have prided myself in having. I learned early on that if you’re successful, people want what you have; but don’t want to do what you did to get it. Charlie is famous now, but he earned his success every step of the way. Twelve years ago, he was married with two children, another on the way, dead broke and living in his in-laws house. He was the odd man out in a business with his Father and brother, and using credit cards tried to build on his lifelong love for fishing by opening a tackle shop. If you added up the total amount of his kids diapers he changed in his tackle shop it probably surpassed the total amount of lures he sold. But I’ve always believed that obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal! I’m from a sports background and so was Charlie, and because of that unbridled competitiveness, is why I feel the mantra’s I have lived by mirrored the mantra’s that Charlie espoused. Believe me a champion gets knocked down, but he also gets up and continues to fight… a loser gets knocked down and he stays there because now he has his reason to fail. Well, Charlie continued to get up. After his tackle shop went out of business, and he was earning a pittance operating a leaf blower, he made countless phone calls to TV stations without getting any return calls, but he kept on dialing. When he finally got his first “small” TV job it was for 5 minutes a show; his first paychecks were $50.00 plus he had to pay for his own gas to get to whatever location the show was being filmed at. As Charlie’s reputation started to emerge, he still couldn’t support his growing family on the meager wage he was receiving, so he cut a deal where he would start selling advertising for his show and split the revenue. So, as you can see from reading this book, Charlie is a “TWELVE-YEAR-OVERNIGHT-SUCCESS” and he truly earned every bit of it as a “STREET-FIGHTING” (The highest compliment in my world.) self-made entrepreneur.

    Oh, by the way the icing on the cake in this book are the great fishing stories with “THE MAD FISHERMAN” (Charlie) which include competing against celebrities such as Drew Bledsoe, Bobby Orr, Bill “The Spaceman” Lee, Adam Vinatieri, John “Hondo” Havlicek, Jim Calhoun, Governor Mitt Romney, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Adam “Batman” West, Chuck Woolery, John Smoltz and many others. You’ll also enjoy the utter beauty of being a child that never grows up, which is at the soul of all fishermen, as an array of fish get their TV names such as “LARRY” the Largemouth Bass, “SALLY” the Smallmouth Bass, “PETEY” the Pickerel and others. Also learn about how Charlie lifted the “CURSE OF THE BASSBINO, and helped the Red Sox win the World Series.

    In summary: A) Buy this book for the fish stories and also get free an inspiring American success story. OR B) Buy this book for an inspiring American success story and also get free some great fish stories.

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  2. Alan Abber says:
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    The Mad Fisherman can’t write., August 2, 2009
    Alan Abber

    Poorly written and self-indulgent. At times it read like an advertisement for his TV show and sponsors.

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