Lee Snyder began fishing when he was an 11-year-old Boy Scout — and he’s never looked back. A York County native, Snyder lived in Red Lion for 40 years before moving to his Dover home. Now 75, he knows the Susquehanna River and Lake Marburg in Codorus State Park intimately.
In July 2011, Snyder published “Monsters of the Abyss,” a fishing guide for deep water trophies. Now in its second printing, the book has sold nearly 400 copies.
“It is for the experienced fisherman,” Charlotte Snyder, Lee’s wife, said. “We had so many comments back… One of the fishermen said he has read everything he can on muskies and this is definitely the most interesting and informative.”
The book details how Lee gets his trophy fish — he holds the state record for the third-largest Musky at 53 1/2 inches and 47 1/2 pounds, caught in 1986.
Lee will give a talk and showcase some of his mounts at 2 p.m. June 23 at Codorus Blast in Codorus State Park in Hanover. The festival runs June 22-24. Lee will also be selling copies of “Monsters of the Abyss” in the nature tent all weekend.