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10 books about fishing
Pick up one of these featured titles on fishing in May 2021.
The Total Fishing Manual (Paperback Edition): 318 Essential Fishing Skills (Field & Stream) by Joe Cermele
This book was published 4 years ago by Weldon Owen and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
"Originally published in 2013."--Verso page.
Sidetracks: 40 True Stories of Hunting and Fishing on Paths Less Traveled by Gary Oberg
This book was published 3 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 9.7 hours to read.
Discover Some of the Best Hunting and Fishing Spots in North America! Avid outdoorsman and successful entrepreneur Gary Oberg shares a lifetime of hunting and fishing adventures, and some misadventures, in a series of 40 entertaining true stories. *************************************************************************************************************************************************His book "Sidetracks" reveals locations where the finest game and the feistiest fish live including: ▪ Minnesota Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness▪ Lake Wenasaga, Ontario, Canada▪ Arctic Lodges, Reindeer Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada▪ Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada▪Skyline Guest Ranch, Cooke City, Montana▪ Fishing Charters in Seward, Alaska▪ Eagle's Nest Resort, Alaska▪ Sawtooth Mountain, Craig, Colorado▪ Sioux Lake, Meeker County, Minnesota▪ Spirit Lake, Iowa▪ Rochester, Minnesota▪ Lake of the Woods, Minnesota & Canada▪ Rowleys Bay, Door County, Wisconsin▪ Bear Lake Lodge, Alaska▪ Floating Lodges of Sioux Narrows, Ontario, CanadaABOUT THE AUTHOR-Gary Oberg, BME, PE, has spent his life on the edge. As an engineer and entrepreneur, he's taken a lot of chances, but he really learned about risk mitigation over a lifetime of pushing the limits outdoors. He grew up on a farm in Minnesota, where he learned to appreciate nature and her ways, and spent much of his life fishing and hunting throughout North America. These are the stories he's accumulated over decades, and the lessons they've taught him. Gary says, "If you're not living on the edge, you're takin' up too much room."
250 Amazing Fishing Tips: The Best Tactics and Techniques to Catch Any and All Game Fish by Lamar Underwood
This book was published 6 years ago by Skyhorse and takes approximately 5.9 hours to read.
The very best tactics and techniques that successful anglers use to get their fish. With decades of experience on the water, Lamar Underwood knows the best gear, the best times to head out, the best lures to select for certain fish, and the best casts to use for every angling situation. Now, he wants you to know the tips that he’s picked up from his long experience. 250 Amazing Fishing Tips is a concise, easy to read collection of the best tested tidbits of fishing wisdom from a lifetime angler. 250 Amazing Fishing Tips focuses on the most popular freshwater gamefish—trout, bass, crappie, bluegill, walleye, catfish, salmon, and pike—and saltwater favorites, such as striped bass, bluefish, flounder, redfish, weakfish, and sea trout. The techniques and tips here are applicable to rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, estuaries and inlets, bays, beaches, and offshore. The angler you always see catching fish isn’t lucky—he just studies his quarry thoroughly, so there is nothing left to luck when he ventures out onto the water. With 250 Amazing Fishing Tips, you can acquire that knowledge as well. With these specially selected bites of angling know-how, you can catch more fish, bigger fish, and have more fun! Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Incredible--and True!--Fishing Stories by Shaun Morey
Category: Hunting & Fishing
This book was published 7 years ago by Workman Publishing Company and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
What’s almost as good as going fishing? Hearing, telling, and swapping great fish stories. Shaun Morey is a fisherman, a connoisseur of fish stories, and a journalist with a novelist’s eye (and vice versa) in this collection of over 100 incredible (and true!) fishing stories. Here are Remarkable Catches—like the time Billy Sandifer caught a 1,000-pound tiger shark in the surf (he released it after nabbing a souvenir tooth). Grueling Battles—like Bob Ploeger’s record-breaking 37-hour fight with a Pacific salmon. Hilarious Feats of Bravery, like the exploits of Matt Watson, who leapt out of a helicopter to land on the back of a marlin. And, in what can only be considered poetic justice, Shocking Acts of Fish Aggression, like Mitchell Lee Franklin’s visit to the emergency room with a 5-pound catfish attached to his chest via an impaled dorsal fin. Includes illustrations, photos, and links to videos on the author’s website.
Kids Gone Fishin' (The Freshwater Angler) by Dave Maas
Category: Children's Books
This book was published 20 years ago by Cool Springs Press and takes approximately 3.2 hours to read.
No matter where you live, you’ll find great fishing for some type of fish. It may be catfish or sunfish in a local farm pond, carp in a nearby river, or crappies and bass in the lake across town. The beginning of this book shows you where different fish types (called species) live. As you page through this chapter, check out the small colored maps to see which species live in your state. And look closely at the drawings of the fish so you can tell what you have landed. So what species do you think will be your favorite to catch? This book covers: How do I make a fish bite? Teaching kids proven methods of locating, catching, and handling a variety of species. Is it a keeper? What does my fish weigh?
Basic Fishing: A Beginner's Guide by Wade Bourne
Category: Introductory & Beginning
This book was published 6 years ago by Skyhorse and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
A great beginner’s guide for burgeoning fishermen. New to fishing and have no idea how to start? With Basic Fishing, you’ll be an accomplished angler in no time at all. Expert angler and award-winning outdoor writer Wade Bourne was taught to fish by his father. In turn, Bourne taught his children how to fish. Now he brings his expertise to Basic Fishing, a step-by-step guide that masterfully breaks down the art of fishing with diagrams, vivid photographs, and lessons on: • Different types of fishing equipment and how to select the best tackle • Baiting techniques for artificial and natural baits • Tips for selecting the best fishing spot • A survey of boats, motors, and boating accessories • Handy methods for cooking and cleaning fish • And more! This book is great for families looking to bond in the great outdoors, and it proves that the joy of fishing can last a lifetime and beyond as it is passed down from generation to generation. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The Ultimate Book of Everyday Knots: (over 15,000 copies sold) by Geoffrey Budworth
Category: Knots, Macrame & Rope Work
This book was published 9 years ago by Skyhorse and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
"Great illustration and step-by-step for learning new knots", "Fun for the kids to learn a life skill", "My kids are scouts and find this book very easy to understand and learn new knots from" This beautifully illustrated, full-color guide unties the mysteries of more than eighty knots. Using clear photographs and diagrams, as well as straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions, any reader can master knots for fishing, boating, climbing, crafts, and household uses. Climbers will feel safer knowing they have tied the perfect Water or Tape knot. Home decorators will enjoy trying their hand at the beautiful and elaborate Chinese Cloverleaf. Fishermen will fight big fish with more confidence. Filled with fascinating knot lore, The Ultimate Book of Everyday Knots is perfect for anyone wishing to learn advanced knotting techniques for any purpose at all. Featuring illustrations throughout, sections include: Overhand knots Figure of eight knots Bowlines and sheet bends Crossing knots And other useful knots Whether for practical use or just for fun, this is a great place to start knotting—so grab a piece of rope, sit back, and enjoy!
A Look at Life from the Riverbank: Stories About Fishing and the Meaning of Life by Steve Chapman
Category: Men's Issues
This book was published 7 years ago by Harvest House Publishers and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
Outdoorsman and bestselling author Steve Chapman takes you to lakes, rivers, and oceans to explore fishing and discover life-changing insights from God's Word. You'll also discover why pestering a water snake isn't a good idea, how hooks are reminders to avoid sin, and what cleaning a shark reveals about grace.
Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes, Second Edition (Peterson Field Guides) by Lawrence M. Page
This book was published 10 years ago by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and takes approximately 22.9 hours to read.
In the 20 years since publication of the first edition, the number of freshwater fish species has risen by almost 150. This second edition incorporates all of these new species, plus all-new maps and a collection of new and revised plates.
Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Freshwater Fish by Ken Schultz
Category: Fish & Sharks
This book was published 18 years ago by Wiley and takes approximately 8.9 hours to read.
A compact, authoritative guide for freshwater fishing trips From one of the most respected names in the world of sportfishing comes the definitive, full-color guide to 140 of the most common freshwater fish species found in North American rivers, lakes, and streams. Featuring information on identification, habitat, size, and diet, Ken Schultz's Guide to Freshwater Fish is a must for anglers and sportfishing enthusiasts everywhere.
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