Joe Carrigan, The National Angler

As an Active Duty military member, I’ve had the opportunity to travel throughout the Western Hemisphere and live on both coasts of the United States.  I would consider myself a multi-species angler who just likes to be outside fishing. Along with growing up in rural Iowa, I’ve experienced some great fishing across the United States and the Western Hemisphere.  One of the hardest things about moving around after leaving home was finding new fishing spots. At home, you know people and can rely on word of mouth to when and where the fish are hitting. In the world of fishing “local” knowledge is KING, and if you don’t have it, this book will help you build it.  

I’m not saying you will catch more fish, but you will spend less time searching for a place to fish. The time saved in the search will mean more time fishing and eventually become a seasoned angler with the “local” knowledge.


Backing this adventure is my wonderful family. My amazing wife Samantha, daughters Kiersten and Madison and a large couch potato of a dog, Kasey. This is truly the driving force behind this adventure.