Ken Schultz worked as an editor for Field & Stream for over 30 years.
He specialized in writing about all things fishing, everything from bass to large sportfish.
Ken Schultz Podcast
In this episode we cover:
- What was it like working for Field & Stream?
- Ken’s favorite books
- Why do people come back to fishing later in life?
- What made him write a 2000-page book? His process for tackling the task.
- Questions from Valentine Thomas and Luke Ovgard
- The tragedy of the commons
- Ken’s favorite fish to catch
- Ken’s favorite places to fish
- One of his regrets
- 00:50 who is Ken Schultz? What was it like being an Editor for Field & Stream?
- 04:00 Ken’s recommendations for becoming a better writer. Why you should read good writing.
- 06:48 Ken’s book recommendations. The Big Oyster.
- 11:30 How did he get into fishing.
- 18:54 Family and family friends introduce ppl to fishing – lots of studies show this. why ppl come back to fishing later in life
- 20:00 What made you write a 2000-page book?
- 27:00 The process of writing an encyclopedia
- 42:00 Will he updates the encyclopedia and why it’s a sore topic.
- 48:00 Valentine Thomas bill fish question. Why we should release the big fish.
- 52:00 Luke Ovgard – nets vs line and hook requirement. Why long lines are still bad.
- 55:00 The tragedy of the commons. The commercial fishing battle in Virginia
- 58:00 His favorite fish to catch: peacock bass (freshwater, Amazon), Rooster Fish (saltwater, casting), honorable mentions: smallmouth bass, red drum/ redfish
- 1:09:00 Ken’s favorite places to fish. Why he was thankful to work for Field & Stream.
- 1.12:00 Ken’s regret. How I tried to convince him to take up scuba diving later in life.
- 1:17:00 How to reach Ken – Don’t bother with social media 🙂
Ken Schultz’s Books
- Ken Schultz’s Essentials of Fishing: The Only Guide You Need to Catch Freshwater and Saltwater Fish
- Ken Schultz’s Field Guide to Saltwater Fish
- Successful Bass Fishing
- Ken Schultz’s Field Guide to Freshwater Fish