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Basic fishing
Bourne, Wade.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., 2011.
Physical Description:
159 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Offers advice for the beginner fisherman, including selecting the best fishing spots, choosing the right equipment, and how to clean and cook fish.
General Note:
Includes index.
Learn to catch fish: guaranteed! -- Popular fish species of North America -- Where and how to find good fishing spots -- Selecting tackle -- Accessories for fishing -- Basic fishing rigs -- Natural bait and artificial lures -- Basic fishing techniques -- How to play, land, and handle fish -- Simple methods for cleaning and cooking fish -- What to try when fish aren't biting -- Boats, motors, and boating accessories -- Increasing your fishing skills -- Safety in fishing.
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SH441 .B587 2011 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
SH441 .B587 2011 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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.

Author Notes

Wade Bourne is an award-winning outdoor writer as well as the founder and host of Pros' Pointers Radio, which airs nationwide year-round. A veteran television broadcaster, he has hosted a weekly hunting and fishing series for several years. He is the author of six books on hunting and fishing and contributes to several leading outdoor magazines. He lives in Clarksville, Tennessee.