I believe that there are times when God wants to test us--test us for our patience and determination. That is why He created fish.
I believe that there are times when God wants to test our integrity, our honesty. That is why He created fishermen.
Who better to serve as the link between books and water than fishermen?
Some recommended reads:
The Valley of Light by Terry Kay (a Georgian)
At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman by John Gierach
Also, have a look at the March/April edition of Garden & Gun Magazine. It features a piece by author and humorist Roy Blount, Jr. (from Georgia) extolling the vitues of panfish (bream and crappie).
Fishermen are born honest, but they get over it.
--Ed Zern, To Hell with Fishing