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Foghorn Outdoors California Fishing: The Complete Guide to More Than 1,200 Fishing Spots (California Fishing, 6th ed) Paperback – April 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Series: California Fishing, 6th ed (Book 6)
  • Paperback: 750 pages
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub; 6th edition (April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566912873
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566912877
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #836,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tom Stienstra has twice been named the Outdoor Writer of the Year by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He lives in Weed, CA.

More About the Author

Tom Stienstra is best known as the outdoors writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, and in 2008, won first place for best outdoors column in America. He is America's first Back Country Sportsman of the Year, and the only two-time National Outdoor Writer of the year.
His books include California Camping, twice awarded by Amazon as No. 1 best seller of the year, parks and recreation. His television show on CBS/CW won first place as America's best outdoor recreation show, and his radio show won first place in 2010 for best environmental feature show in America.
In 2013, he published his first novel, "The Sweet Redemption, An Inspector Korg Mystery."
Tom has hiked 25,000 miles, caught world-record fish, led dozens of expeditions and taken part in all phases of the outdoor experience. He was the fourth living member inducted into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 14, 1997
Format: Paperback
If a person could fish just 10% of the places Tom's written about, he would be a well-traveled person. The author does a superb job of giving the reader a true feel for the places he writes of, and includes the important things like how to get there and where to park. There is one omission however; Tom's secret fishing hole is not listed. Kudos to the individual who finds it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By doug Yeggy on December 26, 1999
Format: Paperback
Tom, Your book is full of wonderful information which I use when fishing any number of the Central Sierra and Sacramento Valley lakes and rivers. The book allows you to picks a place you would not normally fish and then use some of the techniques which you present to actually catch fish. Thanks a lot for the great info. Sincerely Doug Yeggy P.S. Lake Natomas record rainbow is now over 21 lbs and I have personally caught a Landlocked King which weighed in a 7 3/4 lbs.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By macks@leland.stanford.edu on July 2, 1998
Format: Paperback
Tom Stienstra takes the fishing enthusiast on a whirlwind tour of California's ultimate fishing spots, highlighting the various subtleties and intricacies of the California coast while detailing the inummerable pleasures discovered while holding one's rod tight in hand. His tender yet knowing writing makes for an immensely pleasurable read, and a definite must-have for any California fisherman!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 30, 2002
Format: Paperback
I've seen a number of California fishing books but this one is simply the best. Whether you are flyfishing or using spinning tackle, you want to know the lay of the land, where to fish, when to go, how to get there, who to talk to. This book answers all those things. It is an excellent comprehensive introduction to the fishable waters of California. Excellent maps, directions, and local guides/services for further advice. It breaks down all the areas of California into discrete geographic segments then gives detailed information on the area.
It is clear that Stienstra is an experienced fisherman whether it is on the fly, lures, or bait. This book is for the true fisherman and covers all the offshore, inshore, and freshwater fishing available throughout California. I cannot recommend this book enough. There are so many bad books on fishing and flyfishing, where the authors spout on and on about their theories and thoughts. This is a book that is more like a reference guide and is an essential resource. The author is very well versed in freshwater and saltwater fishing and the writing is straightforward, with opinions registered when they are needed.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Babcock on July 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
Great book for the average fisherman who didn't grow up in Mt. Shasta, Calif. Tom raves about the fishing in Lake Siskiyou, not realizing that the dam ruined some of the best stream fishing I have ever seen. Of course, that was 30 or so years ago. Still, around that area, and I'm not telling where, there are still native trout in small streams located on the Mt. Eddy side. When I say native, I don't mean real native. Those Mt. Eddy lakes and streams were planted years ago, mostly by the CCC. In fact, my father, Eugene Babcock, planted the Mumbo Lakes Basin by mule train when he was with the CCC. I'm now 56 and those easy hikes into the Mumbo Lakes Basin are now hard hikes. If you head to Dobkins or Durney or Eddy Crater lakes without proper gear and physical fitness, you are headed for trouble. Otherwise, this is a great book with true fishing guidelines for Siskiyou, Modoc and Plumas counties. Tom, quit giving away my favorite fishing places.....
Cliff Babcock
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