The Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing is the definitive guide for teaching youngsters and adults how to catch fish. Lots of them. This definitive guide turns fishing novices into people who catch lots and lots of fish.
Written by Mike Seymour, who for twenty-five years has operated Captain Mike’s Fishing Charters on the St. Lawrence River, the book presents a wealth of angling information in an easy-to-read yet comprehensive style that makes the complex subject of freshwater fishing easy to understand for all newcomers to the sport.
Divided into three basic sections, this practical guide actually takes readers by the hand, tells them what equipment to gather, where to go, and exactly what to do to catch fish. Simultaneously, it demystifies myths about freshwater fishing that have scared away newcomers to the sport.
Part one covers the basics of freshwater fishing, from rods and other tackle to where to fish to rules, ethics, etiquette, and safety. It also covers casting, drifting, and trolling, detecting a bite, setting the hook, and playing, landing, and unhooking the fish. Finally, it explains how to properly prepare and eat the fish that you’ve caught.
Part two explains the allure of both fly fishing and ice fishing. This section covers fly fishing rods, flies and fly casting, reading the water, safety and comfort on the ice, ice fishing gear and strategies, and common ice fishing species.
Part three describes specific species of freshwater fish from season to season, from sunfish to catfish to perch to pike to trout to bass to sturgeon. This section also covers fish habitat and habits and what bait and lures to use to catch them.
Mike comments, “Geared for both novices and seasoned anglers, The Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing is a user-friendly reference book on all topics related to freshwater fishing. Anyone can fish, and everyone should.”
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About the Author: Mike Seymour is a New York State and U.S. Coast Guard licensed guide. In addition to guiding others, Mike is an avid angler himself who might be found on any body of water from a mountain trout stream to one of the Great Lakes. Mike resides in Canton, NY.
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