By Mike Laptew
(Laptew Productions, 2007; _www.laptewproductions.com)
90 minutes; DVD; $29.95_
In his more than 60 years as an outdoor writer, it’s fair to say that Lefty Kreh has seen it all. So you can imagine when I recently opened a package containing a note from him telling me, “You have to watch this video,” I could hardly wait to get to my DVD player.
Mike Laptew’s groundbreaking work, Stripers Gone Wild should be recommended viewing for anybody interested in chasing this staple of Northeast angling. Nearly four years in the making, Laptew’s volume weaves solid biological and angling information together with breathtaking under- and above-water footage to give both conventional and fly-fishermen incredible insight into this popular game fish.
Laptew breaks down the striper’s favorite habitats and forage foods and then shows you how to catch them, culminating with his quest for a personal-best monster taken off the beach at the historic Cuttyhunk Fishing Club.