Fishing’s Forrest Gump

August 11, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Bobby Kirk says coffee is just like liquor, had to run off his fourth wife because her children were stealing his deer meat, and keeps an empty soup can in his pocket to spit tobacco when he is in a restaurant. His pronouncement that it was “too hot to fish” earned him a visit from the Colbert Report. It may be, says Kim Severson in The New York Times, that people are ready to hear from a man with “straight-up opinions — ‘air-conditioning has ruined everyone’ — and an unremarkable country life.”