Ocean City Today

Marshall chronicles hunting and fishing on Eastern Shore

By Kara Hallissey | Feb 01, 2018

(Feb. 2, 2018) Lifelong Eastern Shore resident, C.L. Marshall, published his latest book, “Hunting & Fishing the Chesapeake: Unforgettable Tales of Wing and Water,” in November.

“The book chronicles first-hand tales of hunting and fishing on the Eastern Shore,” Marshall said. “These lifestyle stories celebrate and bring to the forefront some of the things we take for granted on a daily basis. We are surrounded by the ocean, bay, beach and barrier islands. The book has diverse topics with many stories that will relate to hunters or fishermen.”

In “Unanswered Prayers,” Marshall tells the story of running out of gas with his wife on a fishing trip and “Weighted and Measured” relays his experience at the scales during the White Marlin Open tournament.

“We caught a fish big enough to weigh at the scales and you read about the roller coaster of emotions that day,” Marshall said. “The stories about people, places and events are very local.”

In another one of the 26 short stories, Marshall talks about catching a 600-pound blue marlin in a 19-foot boat.

“Whether you’re a duck hunter, avid fisherman or weekend warrior, this book takes them to these local places and puts them in the action,” Marshall said. “It is a quick, easy and fun read. My goal was for the book to be entertaining and to celebrate what we have here and the cool things we can do every day.”

Paul Bramble took most of the photographs featured in the book in addition to still-life photographer Jim Lewis and line-artist Joyce Northam.

“The work of those three artists compliment the book and highlights the events the book chronicles,” Marshall said.

“Hunting & Fishing the Chesapeake: Unforgettable Tales of Wing and Water,” which is 128 pages, can be purchased in paperback for $21.99 and in Kindle for $9.99 at Amazon.com.

In addition, all three M.R. Ducks Ocean City locations and the Hallmark News Center in West Ocean City have copies of the book.

His other book, “Chesapeake Bay Duck Hunting Tales” can also be purchased on Amazon.com for $21.99 in paperback, $9.99 Kindle. Marshall has two cookbooks as well.

On Feb. 10, Marshall will be at the Snow Hill Fire House in conjunction with the Pocomoke River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited to sign copies of his books. Twenty percent of all proceeds from book sales will be donated to Ducks Unlimited.

Visit Marshall’s booth at the Seaside Boat Show, Feb. 16-18, at the convention center on 40th Street where he will be selling and signing copies of his books.

Marshall, who resides in Pocomoke, also has a clothing line with T-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts for sale.

Currently, Marshall is working on his next book, which will be another collection of short stories about hunting and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, which has an anticipated fall release.

For more information on Marshall, his books and clothing line, check out www.clmarshallpublishing.com.

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