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  • Series: The Freshwater Angler
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589230094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589230095
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #591,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book has everything from basic fishing info to advanced techniques and advice.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Wayne A. Smith VINE VOICE on September 9, 2004
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The Complete Guide to Freshwater Fishing fits my bill very nicely. The book is divided into neat chapters on gear, rigging, and the common types of freshwater fish found in North American lakes and streams.

Each of the "fish chapters" (trout, bass, pike, etc.) has an impressive discourse on the fish itself, its habits, habitation, and how and where to best catch them.

The gear and tackle chapters teach all one needs to know about the different types of bait, lures, flies, knot-tying and other mechanics of the sport which are necessary if one is going to do more than catch sunnies with bread-balls.

Well written in short, clear prose, the book is fabulously illustrated with color pictures, charts, graphs, maps and other visuals which really explain both fish and fishing.

This is an excellent guide for both new and experienced fresh water fishers.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful By L. Acheson on August 9, 2007
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Although it says it's a Complete Guide, I didn't find it so. There is a level of assumed knowledge. So if you're a beginner, like me, skip this book and find something more basic.
Specifically, it doesn't show how to thread a rod/reel; it doesn't show how to connect up sinkers, spinners, hooks, etc in the combinations you need for each type of fishing; and it doesn't describe how to do certain types of fishing -- it just names them and moves on.
It's also not specific enough for the region you live in. It's a wide overview of the types of Freshwater fish found in the US, but it doesn't break it down by region. Try to find a local guidebook for the types of fish in your specific area instead.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J.W. on April 9, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I was looking for a book that covered all freshwater fish species. I am mostly a bass & panfish fisherman, but I do get occasional opportunities to angle for something else. I wanted a book that would allow me to read a chapter on a specific type of fish and know some good lure types and tactics to try if such an opportunity arose. Overall, this book does a good job at meeting those requirements. On a few of the species the lure information seemed a little sparse and some of the information on tactics was information that was already talked about earlier in the same chapter. Some of the tactics also specified the use of a boat/fish finder, which may not work the best if you are fishing from shore or a canoe/kayak. The book covers most freshwater gamefish species found in the US(bass, walleye, trout, etc), but I would also have liked to have seen a chapter on non-gamefish (carp, gar, etc). Overall a recommended book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tyler on November 21, 2011
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Though I knew quite a bit of the information in this book before purchasing I was astounded by the way it grabbed my interest. Sure, there is a lot of information that an experienced fisherman would not need but the ease of reading and all the great diagrams make this a book I will continue referencing for a long time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brian P Swash on December 30, 2010
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This book gives an excellent guide in words and pictures to the different fish, techniques and equipment in the USA. I would fully recommend this book for new and experienced anglers. In addition I would read this book before buying new equipment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jim Pomeroy on June 29, 2013
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It covers it all: Equipment, knots, theory, etc.

But what I most like is that the book is organized by species, including what regions they live in. I use this book ALL the time before going out to new spots, as well as on the side of the bank when I'm not catching anything to see what different technique I can change, all very QUICKLY due to the outstanding organization. Beginning fishermen in the U.S.: this is a must have.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G on April 1, 2009
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This book is a good, solid reference for most things to do with fishing. Experienced anglers won't benefit as much from this book since it seems targeted more for beginners and folks with modest levels of fishing experience. That's not to say there won't still be some beneficial tips or knowledge for experienced people, however. They will just receive less benefit from this book.

Overall, it covers the major areas of fishing - gear, techniques, boat control, structure, seasonal movements, etc. It illustrates a few useful knots to cover the most common situations, but is a little weak in that area. It contains lots of clear photos and is a great book to get one started on the fine sport of fishing. The text is simply written and clearly explains the basic concepts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AK on June 17, 2013
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I really liked this book as a guide for the beginning fisherman. It has some great information that pertains to any freshwater fish that you may be trying to catch. I would have google or something ready because it uses some terms that are not advanced, but if you are truly a beginner there may be some things that you won't recognize just by the term. (carolina rig, texas rig, etc.)
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