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An essential book for everyone who loves casting a line into our nation’s waters, The American Fisherman, by outdoorsman Willie Robertson (CEO of Duck Commander and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty) and bestselling historian William Doyle, reveals that in the U.S.A., fishing is far more than a pastime—it has shaped our past and defined our character in remarkable ways.
This generously illustrated celebration of fish, anglers, and our country’s treasured wild places traces fishing’s astonishing impact on the United States and its people.
OOPS! D’OP! SHUCKS! We all make mistakes, and unfortunately, the mistakes we make while fishing mean we catch fewer fish. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew someone who’s already made about 10 million mistakes? And if that person was willing to share the lessons he’d learned with you? Well, you do know someone like that - me! In Rudow’s Guide to Mistakes Anglers Make (Don’t Do This!) we’ll talk about the blunders, bloopers, and bone-headed moves that squelch our success rates.
The Hooker and The Madam are probably the most recognized names in the sport fishing industry. During Capt. Skip Smith’s tenure with Jerry and Deborah Dunaway, they traveled the world as part of sportfishing’s most dynamic team. They explored 26 countries from the west coast of Africa to Australia and south to Peru, the entire Caribbean and more. Captain Skip Smith starts at his beginning with The Hooker and how they added The Madam to the fleet. The stories are about the numerous IGFA world records being caught and the background stories and adventures of his crew. Along the way he and his crew had more than their fair share of misadventure: sex, drugs and rock and roll on the high seas. Smith has committed many of those stories to paper in his new book,
They are the only fish that spawn in the middle of the ocean but spend their adult lives in freshwater. They can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and even cross over land. They are revered as guardians and monster-seducers by New Zealand’s Maori and have inspired origin myths throughout the Pacific Islands. Often viewed with disgust in the West, they are a multibillion-dollar business in the Asian food market. And they are often mistaken for snakes. They are eels—one of the world’s most amazing and least understood fish. (Yes, fish.)
The pleasures of a summer's bluefishing off Martha's Vineyard are marvelously evoked as John Hersey reflects upon the angler's art, wonders of the teeming oceans where fish and fisherman confront each other, and the web of interdependence they share. 14 drawings.
True Tales of the Tide chronicles a wide variety of fishing adventures from citation ''spot'' to the capture of the largest fish ever caught on rod and reel in Virginia, John Thurston s 1099-pound, 12-ounce tiger shark. Mike Halperin shares the satisfaction of showing first-time anglers how to achieve angling success and relates his own personal triumphs over some of the ocean's most challenging creatures. .
Whether you’re an experienced angler looking to improve your skills or a beginner just discovering the joys of saltwater fishing, this authoritative guide will help you bring in bigger and better fish every time you cast your line. Saltwater Fishing Made Easy is your all-in-one resource for fishing methods and techniques, tackle and bait, and, most important, the fish themselves. Before you go on your next fishing excursion, make sure this book is in your tackle box.
Whether you call them fluke or flounder, they're challenging, fun to catch, and among the best eating fish that inhabit the waters along the East Coast and Gulf States. From the beach and bays to the ocean depths, fishing writer and videographer, John Skinner, takes the reader along in pursuit of these fish from boat, shore, and kayak.
This book covers tackle, technique, baits and lures for catching fluke in bays, from boats and in the surf.
Want to know how the pros go after flounder-AKA fluke? This is the book for you. Tackle, tactics, and techniques of the masters are exposed in this one-of-a-kind how-to fishing book. Learn how, when, and where you can boost your catch rate. Examine drift fishing, trolling, jigging, and several secret techniques. Explore how and when to choose one type of bait over another, the most effective lures in each fishing situation, and top flounder hotspots.
Everything the saltwater angler needs to know, from a long-time authority. Covers tackle and how to use it, baits and lures, the fifty most sought-after saltwater gamefish, recipes, introducing kids to saltwater fishing, and conservation issues. This edition revised and updated from the original 2001 publication with current trends in tackle, technique, and conservation.
The ultimate do-it-yourself guide for the fresh- and saltwater angler. From the author of the award-winning Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia, this volume will prove to be the most complete fishing instruction book ever published. This indispensable resource offers in-depth coverage of spin, bait, and fly-fishing techniques, tackle, and species profiles of salt- and freshwater game fish. The book also features a section on filleting and cooking, with more than fifty proven recipes. Includes nearly 600 color photographs and illustrations,
This is the must-have reference book for anglers and fishing fanatics of all ages.
In the tradition of the bestselling Shooter’s Bible, Skyhorse Publishing presents the Fisherman’s Bible, the most complete reference guide for new fishing equipment and their specifications. Now, anglers will only need one book to discover all the new gear on the market as well as lookup specs on accessories currently in production.
A comprehensive feature on new products includes large photographs of every rod, reel, and lure with extensive product details and feature listings.
Joe Cermele started his career in outdoor journalism in 2004, covering fishing tournaments for a local magazine in his home state of New Jersey. In 2005, while attending Rider University, he became an intern at Salt Water Sportsman magazine, joining the editorial staff full time that same year after graduation. In 2008, he moved to sister publication Field & Stream, where he was named Fishing Editor in 2011. His writing appears monthly in the magazine.
I grew up a fishermen’s daughter and spent many years around the docks of Point Judith, RI. My 3 brothers are also fishermen and I loved being around them on the water. The port of Galilee in Point Judith was unique; it was a community back in the 50’s through the 80’s.You knew everyone and they knew you. The older generation of fishermen, looked after the younger ones, whether it was their relation or not. They mentored the next generation of fishermen so they didn’t make the same mistakes they did; they would teach them tricks or give them supplies to help them succeed. It was one large family and even being a girl, I was part of it.
I admired these fishermen and loved hearing their stories; when some of the most admired men began passing away I decided it was time to act. In 2006 I began recording stories, and went at it full time in June of 2010. With each character I was more amazed at what they wanted to share. In the end 28 men shared their recollections in their own voice and in their own unique way. Take a trip with these men and experience their trials, tribulations and most of all, their love for the sea.
From choosing a lure to placing the fish on your plate or on your wall, this book covers every basic element of bass fishing that you should need to be successful in your endeavors. The author has chosen select portions of his fishing regime to share with the reader so they too will have the tools necessary to partake in the fruits of their labor. This book contains enough essential information to become a permanent fixture in the tackle boxes of every angler regardless of their skill level.
Each year, more than 30 million anglers go after these popular freshwater fish. This basic outdoor reference book in the Freshwater Angler series is a complete how-to guide with detailed, step-by-step information accompanied by close-up photographs. The author identifies each common North American species, discusses where to find it and reveals what strategies and equipment work best for catching sunfish (bluegill, redear, pumpkinseed, redbreast, warmouth, green, longear), perch (yellow, white, Rio Grande, Sacramento, flier, crappies and bass.
With 30 years of experience, Larry Notley really knows how to teach knots and rigs in simple, user-friendly text and illustrations. And now the best selling author has turned his attention to saltwater. This book is useful to both beginner and advanced fishermen. It provides the general information, knots, and rigs you need to create a solid foundation of knowledge, whether you're fishing live bait, metal, or flies.
This book is a saltwater follow-up to the popular Essential Knots & Rigs for Trout, about which Lefty Kreh
writes: "The illustrations are some of the best I've seen."
Handy pocket-sized guide with full-color, easy-to-follow illustrations.
43 knots, loops, and leaders with complete instructions.
Knots you can tie quickly and confidently, including newer knots such as Slim Beauty, the Location X knot, and more.
Field & Stream Magazine called the first edition of this essential book: 'The longtime bible of knots and knot tying.' That edition sold more than 125,000 copies in the twenty years it remained in print. New lines and leaders, new knots, and new nomenclature have finally required a completely new book - and this is the fully re-written and freshly illustrated successor, a book that all owners of the original Practical Fishing Knots will surely want. Graced with the exceptionally clear line illustrations by Rod Walinchus, made especially for this new edition.
This fully illustrated book—second edition of this title in the popular Field & Stream series—is an indispensable guide to selecting the most effective baits and rigs for a variety of fish. Anglers will find the answers for rigging baits and lures for any fishing situation, including choosing the appropriate hooks, lines, sinkers, and floats; tying useful knots and splices; selecting lures and bait; and much more.
The only comprehensive field guide to the Chesapeake’s fishes, this book is an indispensable resource for both anglers and students of the Bay. Vivid illustrations by Val Kells complement the expertise of researchers Edward O. Murdy and John A. Musick. They describe fishes that inhabit waters ranging from low-salinity estuaries to the point where the Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Key features of this field guide include full-color illustrations of more than 200 species. .
Light Tackle Fishing is becoming an increasingly popular way to fish in the Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries.Chesapeake Light Tackle provides tips, techniques and success stories from noted author and well-known fisherman, Shawn Kimbro. Foreword by Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Naturalist John Page Williams. 344 pages, soft cover. Illustrated by over 40 high resolution photos of lures and action shots of techniques.
This excellent and complete Guide includes all the families of artificial existing lures in the world. It will describe to us the fascinating world of fishing from shore, boat or kayak. We will catch the best species of the seas, amongst them, Grand Slam (Tarpon, Snook, Bonefish and Permit), also Sea Bass, Striped bass, Dentex, Snapper, Tuna, Dolphin fish, Amberjack, Cod or Salmon. In the book you will find, for the families of Crankbaits, Vynils, Spoons, Jigging, Squid Jigs, Octopus and Flies, and how to make our own lures.
In its first edition, published in 1993, The Complete Book of Tackle Making became the reference of choice for builders of fine tackle and casual craftsmen alike. It saved countless anglers thousands of dollars, and now, with this new edition—revised, updated, and expanded to accommodate the many developments in tackle making methods, equipment, and materials made since then—it can continue to do so for years to come.
This is the only seafood cookbook you'll ever need-whether you catch your own or depend on the local fish market. Every step of preparation is made easy. The Purchasing and Preparing section includes detailed information on buying seafood from a fish market. The author discusses in detail how to choose the very freshest seafood, and how to handle it once you get it home.
The Sport Angler chapter lists important questions to ask about various fish species and their transport care when hiring a charter and catching your own seafood. The Fin Fish chapter includes an overview of the best cooking methods for each type of fish.
"Fishing's Greatest Misadventures" presents twenty-six true stories which cover the spectrum from terrifying to comical to downright bizarre. In these pages everyday fishermen, pros, and journalists tell their stories of freak accidents, fishy attacks, pranks, idiotic decisions, eerie or unexplained incidents, and other jaw dropping, adrenalin-pumping calamities. The stories bring to life the strange possibilities that await us once we cast our lines into known and unknown waters.
•The first comprehensive look at fly fishing across the Great Lakes
•Warmwater fish, including smallmouth bass, carp, and northern pike
•Coldwater fish, including lake trout, brook trout, and Atlantic salmon
•Fly-fishing techniques for the Great Lakes covers wonderfully extensive and diverse angling opportunities from western Lake Superior to eastern Lake Ontario
Through his inviting writing style, Trout Magazine's Deeter makes the case for pursuing these wary, hard-fighting fish on the fly. This contemporary, how-to-guide explains why carp are often the species of choice for fly-fishing guides. It covers the carp's biology, behaviour, diet, and the challenges they pose for even the most accomplished fly fisherman. Over 50 colour photographs and pattern recipes with 10 situational illustrations are included. 'Enjoy the journey that comes with fly f ishing for carp. And leave your 4-weight home.' Chris Hunt, Trout Unlimited.
This full color 320 page book is about what many consider to be the most famous fleet of fishing boats in the United States, The Viking Fleet. Five generations of Forsberg's have been involved in building the fleet, including the current patriarch's grandfather who designed all of the original Viking Boats for his son, Captain Carl G. Forsberg. Captain Carl pioneered fishing on the fabled Cox's Ledge grounds. He discovered and fished on many wrecks that no angler had ever fished on before. His son, Captain Paul G. (our author) found the wreck of the Andrea Doria after searching for it for 72 hours. He found many other wrecks and his sons and grandsons continue to do the same thing.
SALT CREEK JUSTICE'S author, William Valentine, has fished and hunted in exotic locations all over the world. He has written a novel that will appeal to sportsman/adventurers everywhere. William has crafted a suspense story combining survival skills, a major Billfish Tournament, the mafia, robbery, murder, undying brotherly love, and big money.
Science Fiction by Angelo Peluso. Angelo Peluso has fly fished along the entire East Coast of the United States, as well as other destinations throughout the United States, the Yucatán, the Bahamas, and Canada. He is a frequent contributor to many local, regional, and national magazines and writes a weekly fishing and outdoors column. He is an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and has written for Field & Stream, Fly Rod& Reel, and American Angler.
Review "Reading Wide and Deep quickens the pulse of anyone who loves dawn on the water, a filling campfire lunch, or sunset on a far shore. The great strength of Wide and Deep lies in its power to endure. Like fishing season itself, the power of Spencer’s stories is that they can come around again and again. Read ten or twenty years hence, they will reveal the same truths as they do today." —New Hampshire/Vermont Outdoor Gazette
MORS KOCHANSKI is widely known and well respected for his years of experience in outdoor education in western Canada. His enthusiasm for wilderness recreation and his desire to learn everything there is to know about the wilderness have made him one of the foremost authorities on wilderness skills. He is especially familiar to outdoor enthusiasts in Alberta where he has worked and lived for the last 20 years. He is the former editor of Alberta Wilderness Arts and Recreation. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Alberta.