Local author’s new book shares passion for fishing

MANISTEE — Dennis Blue announced the release of his second memoir, “Through the Eyes of a Fisherman” recounting his 28-year career as a charter captain and professional fisherman.

Whether a person of faith, a corporate employee or someone who is looking to change careers or find a career after retirement, there are moments when a person needs some guidance in finding their purpose.

Blue, who is also the self-publisher, offers some valuable insights learned along the way in “Through the Eyes of a Fisherman, A Journey of Faith, Fishing and Friendship.”

Blue shares his story of adventure, danger and excitement fishing around the world and cruising his boat over 2,000 miles from Onekama to the Bahamas. He launched his career as a charter captain in Onekama following his retirement from Ford Motor Company in 1988.

Subsequently, Blue guided fishing expeditions throughout the U.S., Bahamas, Mexico and Central and South America. As a fly fishing instructor, he guided celebrities, professional athletes and friends to exotic catches including peacock bass, tarpon and sailfish on the fly.

“I have been blessed to use my passion for fishing as a means to witness to others about my faith, my boat was my mission field,” said Blue. “Over the years I came to realize that the people were more important than the fishing, that’s what has made my career so rewarding.”

Blue graduated from Michigan State University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. There ensued a 30-year career with Ford Motor Company, 14 of which were served in Venezuela, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil with his wife and two children.

Now retired, Blue and his wife Dorothy, have six grandchildren and live in Michigan. Blue released his first memoir “Running the Good Race” in December 2017. He is also a founding member of the Manistee Writers Group.

For more information on “Through the Eyes of a Fisherman” or Blue, visit www.trueblueauthor.com.

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