Basic Illustrated Freshwater Fishing

Book Description

For a generation, the Basic Illustrated series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you’re planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Illustrated books tell you what you need to know.

Before you hook yet another clump of weeds, take heart with Basic Illustrated Freshwater Fishing, a quick-reading, picture-driven guide to fishing for all ages. This reference guides you to becoming a capable and knowledgeable angler, beginning with the basics. It presents all the essentials of fishing, using various kinds of tackle, for a variety of freshwater species. Step-by-step full-color photo sequences and information-packed, clearly worded instructions are the hallmarks of this definitive resource.

This book features need-to-know skills, including:
* How to cast
* Choosing bait
* Lures, lines, and tackle
* Identifying fish and learning their feeding habits
* Choosing a boat
* Cleaning and cooking fish
* Essential knots


Scott Bowen has fished numerous waters across North America, from Alaska to the Caribbean. He is the author of the short story collection, The Midnight Fish, (2001) and is a frequent contributor to Fortune Small Business magazine and A former magazine and book editor, he is also the author of the survival satire, The Vampire Survival Guide.

David Dirks is a professional angler, photographer, and writer, and is the fishing columnist for New York's Times Herald-Record. He is the author of ProTactics: Fishing Bass Tournaments and ProTactics: Trout.
Dirks is also the host of DirksOutdoors radio show on New York's WTBQ 99.1FM and 1110AM on Saturdays from 7am-8am! Or you can listen to the show live from the web at no matter where you are!