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The Longest Silence
by Thomas McGuane
Paperback - 304 pages (June 12, )
Knopf; ISBN: 0679777571

A Jerk on One End : Reflections of a Mediocre Fisherman
(Library of Contemporary Thought)
by Robert Hughes
Hardcover - 128 pages (October 6, )
Ballantine Books (Trd); ISBN: 034542283X 

The Fish's Eye
by Ian Frazier
A collection of quality angling essays from 20 years of the "New Yorker". Highly Recommended.
Hardcover: 176 pages
Farrar Straus & Giroux; ISBN: 0374155208; 1 Ed edition (April 15, )

Ken Schultz's Fishing Encyclopedia
by Ken Schultz

Think Like a Fish: The Lure and Lore of America's Legendary Bass Fisherman
by Tom Mann, Tom Carter
(Hardcover -- April 30, )

More good fishing books:

Art of Fly Fishing Calendar
by Arthur Shilstone
Listed under Fishing Calendars

What Fish Don t Want You to Know: An Insider s Guide to Freshwater Fishing
What Fish Don't Want You to Know: An Insider's Guide to Freshwater Fishing
by Frank Baron
Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 0071417141

Expert, field-tested advice for anglers at every level

This comprehensive, entertaining, and foolproof guide covers everything novice and avid anglers need to know to catch freshwater fish--from bass and trout to salmon and walleye--and reveals the two basic ways to catch ALL fish.

With numerous photographs and illustrations, easy-to-follow instructions, and a liberal dose of good humor, the author shares his 40 years of angling expertise, including how to:

  • Read the waters and the weather
  • Select the right baits and lures for particular fish and situations
  • Know which gear is essential and which is merely desirable
  • Get maximum results on a minimum budget
  • Practice proper etiquette and ethics
  • Turn a tough day into a great one with dozens of tricks and tips
Laced with amusing anecdotes and commonsense, this book will unlock the secrets of fishing and teach anglers how to catch more fish.
The Complete Book of Fishing Knots
The Complete Book of Fishing Knots
by Geoffrey Budworth
Paperback from Lyons Press
ISBN: 1558219072

Contains easy-to-follow expert instruction for all fishermen on how to tie eighty important knots with clear color illustrations that guide you step-by-step.
The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing (Little Red Books)
The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing (Little Red Books)
by Charlie Meyers, Kirk Deeter
Hardcover from Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN: 1602399816

A pocket guide that offers insightful, plainspoken, expert advice for every fly fisher.
Two highly respected outdoor journalists, Kirk Deeter of Field & Stream and Charlie Meyers of the Denver Post, have cracked open their notebooks and shared straight-shot advice on the sport of fly fishing, based on a range of new and old experiences--from interviews with the late Lee Wulff to travels with maverick guides in Tierra del Fuego.
The mission of The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing is to demystify and un-complicate the tricks and tips that make a great trout fisher. There are no complicated physics lessons here. Rather, conceived in the "take dead aim" spirit of Harvey Penick's classic instructional on golf, The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing offers a simple, digestible primer on the basic elements of fly fishing: the cast, presentation, reading water, and selecting flies. In the end, this collection of 240 tips is one of the most insightful, plainly spoken, and entertaining works on this sport--one that will serve both novices and experts alike in helping them reflect and hone in their approaches to fly fishing.

The L.L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing
The L.L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing
by Macauley Lord, Dick Talleur, Dave Whitlock
Paperback from Lyons Press
ISBN: 159228891X
The Lyons Press is proud to present The L.L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing, an exciting full-color book for beginning and expert fly anglers alike. Brought to you in conjunction with L.L. Bean, America's most trusted name in outdoor apparel, and written by unquestioned experts in the field, this book is divided into four essential parts--General Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing for Bass, Fly Casting, and Fly Tying--and covers each with in-depth analysis in clear, easy-to-follow language. Learn about assembly of fly tackle; the biology of fish; natural fish foods and how to imitate them; safety techniques; bass flies; where to find bass; the eleven habits of highly effective fly casters; the basic four-part cast; the roll cast; the basics of fly tying; types of flies; the top ten most popular and successful fly patterns; and much more. The L.L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing is the perfect gift for seasoned anglers looking to improve their skills, novices picking up a fly rod for the first time, and for all those who have ever dreamed of trading in their suits for a pair of waders.

Fishing Basics: The Complete Illustrated Guide
Fishing Basics: The Complete Illustrated Guide
by Gene Kugach
Paperback from Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811730018

Everything from bait, spin, and flycasting to fishing rigs and fly tying is covered in this easy-to-read, heavily-illustrated reference. Tips on fish identification, ice fishing, and lure making.
Thomas Goes Fishing (Thomas and Friends) (Step into Reading)
Thomas Goes Fishing (Thomas & Friends) (Step into Reading)
by Rev. W. Awdry
Paperback from Random House Books for Young Readers
Media Published: 2005-
ISBN: 0375831185

Thomas often sees his young friends standing by the stream fishing.
It looks like so much fun that Thomas wants to go fishing too. One day, he runs out of steam and his driver fills his boiler from the stream. And soon, Thomas' boiler is what the driver is fishing in!
In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small, blue, wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, the Reverend W Awdry, made up to accompany this wonderful toy were first published in 1945.
Complete Book of Fishing Knots, Lines, and Leaders
Complete Book of Fishing Knots, Lines, and Leaders
by Lindsey Philpott
Paperback from Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN: 1602392242

From the International Game Fish Association and expert Lindsey Philpott comes a clear visual guide to tying every fishing knot you'll ever need to know.
Whether you're fly-fishing, trolling, spinning, or surfcasting, your knots must hold well, be easy to remember, and help the lure to wriggle. The Complete Book of Fishing Knots, Leaders, and Lines teaches anglers the best way to tie reliable, workable knots. Knots you already know and unusual special-purpose knots are depicted in color photographs tied with thick monofilament, so you don't have to guess what each knot is really supposed to look like. There are descriptions of fifty knots, and tips to improve your tackle and simplify life for yourself--because the fish make fishing hard enough! The Complete Book of Fishing Knots, Leaders, and Lines also offers clear instructions for tying winning leaders, tips for selecting lines, and up-to-date information from the field that will bring you the quickest, slickest, and best catch ever. 150 color illustrations

Old Fishing Lures and Tackle: Identification and Value Guide
Old Fishing Lures & Tackle: Identification and Value Guide
by Carl F. Luckey
Paperback from Krause Publications
ISBN: 1440212813

The long-awaited 8th edition of Old Fishing Lures & Tackle - "the bible for lures collectors" - has been thoroughly updated, combining the time-honored research of the late Carl F. Luckey with essential updates from author Russell E. Lewis. It now features:
  • More than 2,000 photos include hundreds of new lures.
  • Among the 5,000 listings is fresh information on related categories like rods, reels, creels and ephemera.
  • A new section on "recent sales" charts the continued strength of the hobby based on solid auction results.
"This book continues to be a must-have resource for any serious collector." - Recommended by
The Everything Fishing Book: Grab Your Tackle Box and Get Hooked on America s Favorite Outdoor Sport (Everything (Sports and Fitness))
The Everything Fishing Book: Grab Your Tackle Box and Get Hooked on America's Favorite Outdoor Sport (Everything (Sports & Fitness))
by Ronnie Garrison
Paperback from Adams Media
ISBN: 1580628656

You've dusted off your old fishing rod, dug up a few worms, grabbed some sunblock and a cooler, and now you're all set to go fishin'! Or are you?

The Everything® Fishing Book is the perfect guide to get you out by your favorite fishing hole, casting your line. The author, experienced fisherman and outdoor sportswriter Ronnie Garrison, provides you with step-by-step instruction on how to choose bait, bait a hook, cast a line, and reel the fish in like a pro.

The Everything® Fishing Book helps you:
·Choose a rod and reel
·Tie knots
·Select a fishing spot
·Buy or catch bait
·Reel in a fish
·Cook and prepare a catch

Packed with dozens of clear, easy-to-follow illustrations, The Everything® Fishing Book makes catching the Big One a snap!

Advanced Custom Rod Building
by Dale P. Clemens
(Hardcover - February 1988)

Adventure Is in My Blood
Russell Annabel
Listed under Hunting

Against the Tide: The Fate of the New England Fisherman
Richard Adams Carey, Harry Foster (Editor)
Like many kids fortunate enough to spend summers by the shore, writer/journalist Richard Adams Carey grew up with a healthy respect for fishermen and the sea, "a world of astonishing color and shape and texture, of surprise and a perceptible knife-edge of menace." During the '90s, when headlines described the demise of New England's small-boat family fishermen, he decided to head back to Cape Cod to learn what he could about a threatened way of life and the forces--political, commercial, ecological--which imperil the survival of the fish the industry depends on. To this end, he spent a year working alongside four veterans of the Cape's inshore waters: a crewmate on a dragger (a boat that catches groundfish with a dragnet towed along the ocean bottom); a lobsterman; a long-liner (who sets quarter-mile or longer fishing lines sporting baited hooks every three feet); and a quahog dredger (essentially a clammer who harvests in bulk). Carey deftly weaves the details of their hard-won, unpredictable lives with passages on local and global fishing history, the minutiae of national and regional legislation severely regulating the fishing industry, the vicissitudes of the weather, and a smattering of stories and anecdotes. Throughout colonial times, for instance, fishermen regularly caught lobsters 4 feet long and weighing 45 pounds! Such an ancient, sizable creature is nearly inconceivable today.

Despite the tenacity of the men he fished with, Carey acknowledges that the owner-operators of small family boats off New England are likely going the way of the family farmer. Yet he reminds us that the issues deciding their fate concern us all: "how to tap this continent's wealth without plundering and despoiling it; how to reconcile our hard-wired demand for growth and consumption with a husbandman's concern for sustainability; how to mark our limits and resolutely stay within them." --Svenja Soldovieri -
Hardcover: 381 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.32 x 8.50 x 5.81
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co; (June 1, )
ISBN: 0395765307

Alaska Blues : A Season of Fishing the Inside Passage
Joe Upton
Listed under Fishing Alaska

Amazing but True Fishing Stories
Bruce M. Nash, et al
The "Believe it or Not" of fishing. Db.
Paperback: 85 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.32 x 5.52 x 8.24
Andrews McMeel Publishing; ISBN: 0836280229; (April 1993)

America's Favorite Fish Recipes (The Hunting & Fishing Library)
Peggy Ramette, Dick Sternberg (Contributor) / Hardcover / Published 1992
Listed under Cooking

American Shad in the Susquehanna River Basin : A Three-Hundred-Year History
Richard Gerstell
Paperback: 220 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.68 x 8.96 x 5.95
Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0271018062; (December )

The Angler's Book of Daily Inspiration : A Year of Motivation, Revelation, and Instruction
Kevin Nelson / Paperback

Angler's Guide to Fish
Paperback: 96 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.32 x 6.61 x 5.52
Dk Pub Merchandise; ISBN: 0789414384; 1st edition (April )

Angler's Journal : A Blank Book for All Your Angling Insights
Erin Murphy(Editor)

Antique & Collectible Fishing Reels : Identification, Evaluation, and Maintenance
Harold Jellison, Daniel B. Homel
Listed under Antiques

Baits, Rigs & Tackle
Vic Dunaway

Bamboo Fly Rod Suite : Reflections on Fishing and the Geography of Grace
Frank Soos, et al / Hardcover

The Barefoot Fisherman's Guide to the Emerald Coast : From Gulf Shore, Alabama, to Apalachicola, Florida
Gregory Dew, Gregory Dow

Basic Freshwater Fishing : Step-By-Step Guide to Tackle and Know-How That Catch the Favorite Fish in Your Area
Cliff Hauptman / Paperback / Published 1988
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The Bay Shrimpers of Texas : Rural Fishermen in a Global Economy (Rural America)
Robert Lee Maril / Paperback / Published 1995

The Best of Zane Grey Outdoorsman : Hunting and Fishing Tales (Classics of American Sports Series)
Zane Grey, et al
Paperback: 368 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.12 x 9.01 x 6.03
Publisher: Stackpole Books; (August 1992)
ISBN: 0811725995

Big Hole - River Journal Series
Steve Probasco

Black's Fly Fishing : The Complete Buyer's Guide to Equipment, Instruction and Destinations
Jim Black
Listed under Fly Fishing

Bluenose II Saga of the Great Fishing Schooners
L. B. Jenson

Bluewater Fishing Guide
Julie McEnally, Lawrie McEnally
Paperback: 88 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.22 x 11.73 x 8.51
Publisher: Frank Amato Publications, Inc.; (July 1, )
ISBN: 1865130060

Bluewater Fly Fishing
Trey Combs, Lefty Kreh
Listed under Fly Fishing

Boating Magazine's Ultimate Guide to Sportfishing : Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for the Serious Angler
Lenny Rudow, Leonard H. Rudow
Paperback: 136 pages
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; ISBN: 0070580391; (August 1, )

Boats of Alaska : An Artist's Guide to Commercial Fishing Boats
Pedro Denton, Clem Tilliom
Listed under Fishing Alaska

by Randall Kaufmann

The Bright Stream of Memory : The Golden Years of the Fishing Gazette
Geoffrey Bucknall(Editor)

Buck Wilder's Small Fry Fishing Guide : A Complete Introduction to the World of Fishing for Small Fry of All Ages
Timothy R. Smith, Mark Herrick (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8

Foghorn Outdoors: California Fishing 6 Ed
Tom Stienstra
Listed under California

Canoe-Fishing New York Rivers And Streams: Easy Canoeing, Great Fishing
M. Paul Keesler
Listed under New York

The Catfish as Metaphor; A Fisherman's American Journey
M. H. Salmon / Hardcover

Caught in the Net : The Global Tuna Industry, Environmentalists, and the State
Alessandro Bonanno, Douglas Constance (Contributor)

Channel Catfish Fever
Doug Stange(Editor), Steve Stange (Contributor)
Paperback / Published 1989

Chasing Fish Tales : A Freewheeling Year in the Life of an Angler
John Holt, Jenifer Thomas (Illustrator)
Hardcover / Published 1995

Days on the Water: The Angling Tradition in Pennsylvania
by Mike Sajna
from Univ of Pittsburgh Pr (Trd)

The Fish's Eye: Essays About Angling and the Outdoors
by Ian Frazier
from Picador

Foxfire 11 : The Old Homeplace, Wild Plant Uses, Preserving and Cooking Food, Hunting Stories, Fishing, and More Affairs of Plain Living (Foxfire 11)
by Kaye Carver Collins (Editor), Lacy Hunter (Editor)
Listed under Foxfire Books

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
by Melissa Bank

100 Years of Fishing: The Ultimate Tribute to Our Fishing Tradition
by Voyageur Press (Editor), Patrick F. McManus (Contributor)

The Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots
by Peter Owen, Charles Jardine
Paperback - 80 pages
Burford Books; ISBN: 1580800645

Sea Level: Adventures of a Saltwater Angler
by Jeffrey Cardenas, Jimmy Buffett

by Frank Daignault
Paperback - 256 pages 2nd edition
Globe Pequot Pr; ISBN: 1564409945

Striper Surf
by Frank Daignault, Frank Diagnault
Paperback - 272 pages (April )
Globe Pequot Pr; ISBN: 1564402789

TROUT FLIES: The Tier's Reference
by Dave Hughes
Listed under Fly Fishing

Trout : An Illustrated History
by James Prosek

Trout and Salmon of North America
by Robert J. Behnke, et al

2002 Fishing Tips and Tricks
Vlad Evanoff

The Ultimate Guide to Surfcasting
by Ron Arra, et al

Winslow Homer: Artist and Angler
by Patricia Junker, Sarah Burns
Listed under Winslow Homer

The Beaverkill : The History of a River and Its People
Ed Van Put(Editor), John Merwin (Introduction)
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The Best of Hook & Bullet : Fishing Falsities and Hunting Hoaxes from a Magazine That Never Existed
W. Hardbark McLoughlin / Paperback
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The Best of Outdoor Life : One Hundred Years of Classic Stories from Outdoor Life's Finest Writers
Inc Outdoor Life Etimes Mirro / Hardcover
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Surfcaster's Quest : Seeking Stripers, Blues, and Solitude at the Edge of the Surging Sea
by Roy Rowan
Hardcover - 160 pages (December )
The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1558219811
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Buck Peterson's Complete Guide to Fishing
Buck Peterson / Paperback / Published 1991
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Catskill Rivers : Birthplace of American Fly Fishing
by Austin M. Francis
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The Angler's Bamboo
Luis Marden
Hardcover: 108 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.74 x 8.32 x 7.23
The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1558215352; 1 edition (November 1, )
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The Armchair Angler
Terry Brykczynski(Editor), et al
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