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You Can Help Kickstart the Greatest Muskie Book of Our Time

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Brainerd, Minnesota — Over the past several years, Bill Lindner, Al Lindner, Bernie Barringer, Chip Borkenhagen, and numerous muskie fishing community stalwarts have been silently working behind-the-scenes on what they call the most significant muskie book of our time.

Muskie!: North America’s Legendary Gamefish is a hefty, comprehensive and full-color, coffee-table book dedicated to the history, lore, technology, and future of the sport of muskie fishing.

Really, there’s never been anything produced quite like it, all told through the stories and wisdom of the game-changers who’ve been there… blood, sweat and tears.

Fishing industry pioneer Al Lindner is one angler who’s very excited about the book.

“I’ve seen what the boys have been up to with this project and it’s packed with some of the greatest fishing stories every told – in words and photos,” said Lindner. “Muskie fishing, more than anything else in freshwater, is the stuff of legend. It’s about time more of these legends were told and preserved for posterity.”

But here’s the deal: The production team has less than 40 days to raise the $50,000 required to complete and produce this magnum opus of muskie books. As you can imagine, the cost to develop, print and ship a coffee table book of this quality isn’t cheap.

That’s where youcome in! Visit the Kickstarter page and make your contribution today.

Not only will you play an important role in getting this book printed and onto bookshelves, backers will receive “hot off the press” first editions ($60). Depending on your pledge, there are other incentives, including your name in the book as a supporting partner; an Al Lindner autographed book; unique, framed muskie art and photography; a St. Croix Legend Tournament Musky rod; one-of-a-kind colored Musky Mayhem Jr. Double Cowgirl; guided muskie trip, and more!

Our most sincere, heartfelt thanks for supporting this labor of love! Please help us spread the word!

About the Team

Bill Lindner couldn’t help but spend his formative years in fishing boats across the country. His dad and uncle were the founders and publishers of In-Fisherman magazine and all of its spin-off products and marketing. Early on, Bill discovered his passion for documenting all things sport fishing. He became known nationally and internationally as the “go-to guy” for amazing fish and fishing photography and video production. His photos have been featured in almost all fishing magazines. His video work is considered some of the best portrayal of this exciting and growing sport. Bill has been inducted into the National Fishing Hall of Fame for his superb pictorial work.

Chip Borkenhagen has been a visual artist and graphic designer for over 45 years. He has worked for a number of metropolitan ad agencies, began, nurtured and sold his own award-winning studios and agencies, and published the Lake Country Journal magazine. His new publishing company – Riverplace Press – has already worked with authors in publishing over 30 new titles.

Bernie Barringer has been an award-winning outdoor sports writer for over 30 years. He has authored over 1000 feature articles and numerous columns in 30 national magazines. He is the author of 13 outdoor books. Bernie began the Fishing Atlas Company back in 1993, one of the first of its kind. He started the Iowa Walleye Tournament, which later grew into the Grand National Walleye Cup. Along the way, Bernie has worked closely with some of the largest hunting and fishing companies in North America.

The three of these individuals (and Al Lindner – world-famous freshwater fisherman, publisher, and TV personality – writing the introduction) have aligned to create the perfect storm of producing what is certain to be an award-winning, stunningly beautiful, and up to the minute info-packed coffee-table book on this amazing fish.

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