Author Mark Kautz Shares His Exhilarating Fishing Adventures

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Book reveals one man’s passion for fishing and the wonderful people, places and events encountered.

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BBC news announced how a couple caught what may have been considered as North America’s ‘biggest-ever’ fish. Margaret and Michael Snell were on a fishing holiday in Fraser River, British Columbia when they reeled in 3.8 meter white sturgeon. In line with this, a book titled “Fishing, Ghosts and My Mother’s Gray Hair” reveals the exhilarating episodes of author Mark Kautz as he takes readers to the significant years of his life which greatly revolves around fishing. Many will find his book entertaining and intoxicating as it is written with simple, natural and relatable descriptions that will touch the lives of so many. Kautz shares his stories in a vivacious and captivating way, taking his readers back to the mesmerizing adventures and misadventures of his time.

From those colorful days when he was still a wee lad of about six, hitherto, he shares his riveting journey. Born in Wisconsin, he had moved several times to different locations, at a time when things were a whole lot different than they are today. Each place he lived in held great influences to what he did and impacts each progression of his adventures. In his book, he takes readers to these astounding places that no longer exist today, and lets them in on the exhilarating experiences in every episode. He guides them through what the places used to look like and where they are today.

Riveting and filled with insights, “Fishing, Ghosts and My Mother’s Gray Hair” will lead the way to a myriad of eye-opening lessons about exploring one’s world, living life to the fullest, and making the most out of one’s youth.

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About the Author
Mark Kautz lives with his wife Katherine in the mountains of Northern California with their three cats. They live on five heavily-wooded acres about an hour and a half southeast of Sacramento, California. He has been fishing since age six and, for the last sixty years, has amassed many amusing stories about fishing and some other stuff.

He currently writes a blog called Northern California Trout ( that has a worldwide view following about his adventures. As a freelance writer, he also contributes articles to the Amador Ledger Dispatch newspaper ( in Jackson, California. He also contributes to their blog on the His main interests are writing, reading, and trying to keep up with all the work involved in maintaining five acres of land. This is Mark’s first book.

Fishing, Ghosts, and My Mother's Gray Hair * by Mark Kautz
Publication Date: April 23, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 91 pages; 978-1-4691-2631-9
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 91 pages; 978-1-4691-2632-6
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-2633-3

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