? “Rolland Love’s deep-rooted passion for the Ozarks comes to life in a series of fantastic fishing tales that Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer could have only dreamed of." Amazon Kindle Book Review.
“Rolland Love’s writing appeals not only to children, but to their parents, teachers and grandparents as well. Readers feel the magnetism in every page of Love's work, and soon find themselves yearning for the peace and simplicity of an Ozark Fishing Hole. Love's ability to create such a setting and people it with memorable characters has prompted reviewers to liken his style to that of Mark Twain.” Joyce Rebass
"If you haven't read Rolland Love's award winning Ozark Mountains fishing stories you should. They are great stories." Bill Hartman, College Professor and Fishing Guide."
"To understand Overland Park writer Rolland Love, think Mark Twain ." Nick Kowalczyk
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Ozark Mountains
Fishing in the Ozark Mountains Back in the Day
Fishing the Outer Limit in the Ozark Mountains
First Ozark Mountains Camping Trip
Catchin’ Bluegill at the Mill Pond
Catchin' Catfish Using a Cane Pole
Catchin’ an Cookin’ Bullfrogs
BIG Trouble at the Outhouse “Privy”
Ozark Mountains Fishing Stories is also available as a a 90 minute AUDIO. So interesting and intriguing the kids will stop texting to lend an ear. For more information Google me.
* * What’s Lurking In Love’s Award Winning Ozark Mountains novels and short stories from Back In The Day.
... Catchin’, cleanin’, cookin’ and eatin’, bull frogs, goggle eye, bluegill, catfish and smallmouth bass.
... Floating the river in a jon boat (or johnboat), catching minnows in a trap, using crawdads and hellgrimates for bait. Bats, a rat and two dogs.
... A graveyard, a mystical old and a moonshine still on the hill. A preacher named Dub, baptism in the river and brotherly love.
... The kidnapping of good old boy Doc Barnes, solving a murder, riding a bull at the American Royal and a gold buckle.
... A cave, cats, farm pond, catfish, smallmouth bass, goggle eye, giant snapping turtle, eel, buzzard, red tail hawk and a Belgium work horse named Clyde.
... Diving in the river from a tall bluff, and being chased by a snake. Finding a dead body in the swimming hole. A black widow spider in my shoe, hornet in my tent, Uncle Ira’s pool hall, skating on a frozen pond and falling though the ice, a black snake in the hen’s nest.
... Guarding Mom’s garden against critters, the best bird dog in the Ozark Mountains, a deep blue hole of water, starting a fire without matches and much more Ozark lore from back in the day...