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Joey Monteleone


Joey Monteleone is a multimedia communicator having been involved for decades in TV, radio, magazines, and seminar speaking. A 2017 Legends of the Outdoors inductee, he’s boated more than 48,000 bass with 1,500 weighing in at over five pounds. He is a seasoned fishing guide and a third-degree karate black belt (and three-time Eastern USA fighting champion) and has caught fish all over North America.

Well versed in catching almost every species of freshwater fish from every type of watercraft, Joey has cracked the code for catching trophy fish from any kind of waters. His more than 60 years’ experience on the water has instilled a deep reverence for the resource and a burning joy for introducing new anglers to the sport he loves. 

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The Secret of the Storms

Historical Fiction, Family Drama

Vincent and Rosa, his wife, live a simple life in small village in the south of Italy. A baker by trade, Vincent has built a business that sustains the young couple. But when la Cosa Nostra shows up and demands protection money from local businesses, Vincent determines to flee his homeland rather than submit to the gangsters. Together the young couple takes the giant step across the sea, arriving at last in the burgeoning metropolis of St. Louis. And so begins an epic journey of multiple generations of one family that exemplifies the immigrant experience in pursuit of the American dream.
As the family grows, Anthony (Big Tony) LeoMorte assumes the de facto role as family patriarch. His drive, ambition and cunning elevate him from the son of a bread baker to the pinnacle of his Italian neighborhood. His only motivation is his obsession with the success and protection of his family. His mantra, Family is everything! permeates his counsel to his children; but it also serves the impetus for falling on the other side of the law.

Also by Joey Monteleone

60 Seasons

A Fishing Guide

According to a recent national survey by various federal agencies, fishing is one of the most popular recreational sports in America, with more than 36 million people older than 16 spending $43 billion on equipment and travel in pursuit of that trophy wallhanger. And the fish most often cited as the target for these eager anglers? The Bass!


…a very entertaining autobiography of a kind, generous, passionate, and patriotic man who discovered fishing as a young boy and then went with the flow.

– 5-Star amazon Customer Review of

I’ll Be Tennessean Ya by Joey Monteleone