Book: Adventures of a Fishing Bum

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

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27 True Tales
by Tim Holschlag
Brand-New — June 2017


Tim is a world-traveling angler who has explored over 400 rivers and hundreds of lakes and several oceans.  This book is a collection of true tales of his adventures. His stories are exciting and entertaining, inspiring, humorous and sometimes death-defying.

These tales are about more than just fishing. They recount a wide range of outdoor experiences with weather, wildlife, colorful characters and places.

If you fish, or know someone who does, or if you just like stories about the outdoors, you will enjoy this book. This is perfect for a rainy day in camp, a winter day by the fire, or a great gift for the angler who has everything.

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27 True Tales

by Tim Holschlag

This is not a how to catch ‘em book, it’s a book of stories.  A half-century of roaming the outdoors has given Tim Holschlag plenty of fascinating experiences. From Maine to Minnesota, from Florida to Hawaii to South Africa, Tim has fished over 400 rivers, hundreds of lakes, a few oceans.

Now you can read all about it!

— Do you know about how Tim got left for dead in the desert?

— Have you heard about his mountaineering experiences?

— Want to know about the river of no escape?

— What happened when he got hooked in the eye?

— How about the time he was dragging a large animal in his teeth while swimming (wearing just socks and underwear) in murky alligator-filled water?

Of course he has there are plenty of good fishing stories to tell, too.

It’s all here in the new book. You’ll be entertained, enlightened and educated.  And you’ll feel like you’re right there with him on these adventures.

Read Some Stories from This Book:


7 reviews for Book: Adventures of a Fishing Bum

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephen Witham, Virginia

    Tim Holschlag’s latest book Adventures of a Fishing Bum offers insight into what it would be like to leave the work-a-day world and follow your dream. Tim made this choice decades ago. He had the courage to follow his dream of a life devoted to fishing and the good fortune to find a wife who supported his dream. In this book he shares some of the adventures along the road that Robert Frost called “the one less traveled by.”

    The arrangement of the book makes it easy to read either as a whole or just a chapter at a time. The stories move quickly and each paints a clear picture. We see Tim facing circumstances which range from dangerous to humorous.

    In his other books Tim has shown us the most effective ways to catch smallmouth bass in rivers and streams. In this book we get insights into what it took to accumulate his vast knowledge of smallmouth bass fishing. If you have enjoyed his other books or wonder what it might be like to devote your life to fishing, you will definitely like this one.

    I have been able to fish with Tim enough to realize that he has led a truly unique life and to appreciate the valuable contribution he has made to smallmouth bass fishing. If you love fishing, especially for smallmouth bass, you will want to add this book to your collection.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Al Leemhuis


    I have been meaning to write to you to tell you how much I am enjoying your new book. I feel like I am with you as I read. Thanks for writing the book and I hope you put together another one sometime.

    We need to fish together. The stories got me going about heading north, some day.

    Thanks for the great book, Tim! And let me know if you are ever in my area.


    Al Leemhuis

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim Walker


    I just finished the book Adventures of a Fishing Bum. I will say with great enthusiasm that I truly enjoyed reading this book. Imagine sitting in a diner with your fishing buddies after a morning of smallmouth fishing and having a seasoned veteran spin some yarns about memorable fishing trips. That’s how I felt as I was reading the book. I also appreciated the quiet ethic of conservation and respect for wildlife that is woven throughout the stories. Tim is a wonderful story teller, and I am sure Lyn helped with the writing craft, too! Thanks again for a great read!

    Tight Lines!
    Jim W.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jane Chase

    Tim’s new book, Adventures of a Fishing Bum, is delightful, entertaining and endlessly surprising. I was amazed by the wonderful variety of stories. From the Rocky mountains to the jungles of Africa, this book is totally captivating. Even for someone like me, who doesn’t fish, every story pulled me in. I loved the details of the wild places, the colorful characters and Tim’s smooth, easy way with words. I know Tim is a catch-and-release man, but this book is a keeper!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Geri Brummond

    Tim certainly has a knack for words, whether telling of his fishing escapades at Plum Creek as a child, as an adult in such unusual places as the Karoo Desert in South Africa or dozens of places in between.

    This is a book you can pick up any time and read a fascinating tale or two. They pretty much involve fishing, but there are dozens of interesting tidbits that are sure to capture your interest and imagination.

    Definitely a ‘must read’ choice.
    Geri Brummond

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ed Hoffman

    Tim Holschlag’s new book chronicles his lifelong “magnificent obsession” of fishing mostly for smallmouth bass. The 27 stories in his Adventure book are great reading and a reminder that smallmouth bass can be found in some pretty unusual and interesting locations around the world.

    Tim is a very accomplished writer, and his stories are told with grace and humor. A very highly recommended book! And I am getting three more as gifts for friends.

    Ed Hoffman

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric Sacks

    I’ve just read the 27 stories Adventure book. Really great. Very glad you wrote it. Wonderful stories. The Everglades, Alligators, wow! Your personal experiences in the outdoors are a treasure. Thanks for sharing them.

    Eric Sacks, Illinois

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