Bass Angler’s Almanac

More Than 750 Tips & Tactics

Author: John Weiss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461746272

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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With more than 650 tips total, the Almanac is an indispensable reference that will help any bass angler improve his or her fishing success quickly and significantly. An easy-to-read reference and guide, the Almanac is loaded with detailed illustrations and photographs. And it's packed with tips and tidbits that the author has picked up over a lifetime of bass fishing. In it, Weiss examines all types of bass fishing, including: largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass biology; tips on reading maps and using sonar; habits of bass in natural lakes, man-made reservoirs, rivers, streams, and strip-mine pits; how weather affects bass; tips on selecting rods, reels, and lines; how to fish live and artificial baits, jigs, soft plastic lures, weedless spoons and jigging spoons; trolling tips that work.

Big Book of Bass

Strategies for Catching Largemouth and Smallmouth

Author: Steve Hauge

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1616733691

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

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The bible of bass fishing Ounce for ounce, no North American gamefish offers more excitement for anglers than bass. Any angler who has landed a feisty, ferocious two-pounder after 30 minutes of play remains hooked for life. No wonder 19.5 million anglers regularly fish for bass in the U.S, Canada, and central America. Bass fishing is now so popular that bass-catching tournaments have become a leading spectator sport across the continent, with top bass fishermen rivaling NASCAR drivers in the loyalty of their followers. With this impressive collection of up-to-date information, novice as well as experienced anglers will learn everything they need to know to catch both largemouth and smallmouth bass. Readers will find in-depth coverage of bass biology and behavior, with clear, concise text and more than 1,000 step-by-step photos. And the book shows the very latest innovations in lures and tackle suitable for catching trophy bass. Sections include: • Information on bass biology & habitat tips • Complete presentation of equipment—rods, reels, lines, boats • Techniques for soft plastics, jigging, plugs, spinnerbaits

Better Bass Fishing

Secrets from the Headwaters by a Bassmaster Senior Writer

Author: Robert U. Montgomery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780881508499

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Educates bass anglers about the weather and how it affects fish and bass biology, presents advice on how to improve performance through fitness and diet, and offers tips on ways anglers can protect and care for themselves, their vehicles, and their equipment.

Roland Martin's 101 Bass-Catching Secrets

Author: Roland Martin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602392072

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 429

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"Roland Martin is at the forefront of most fishing innovations—either as the inventor, the angler who helped refine it, or a pro who quickly adapted its potential to the bass fishing scene."—Bassmaster

Basic Illustrated Freshwater Fishing

Author: FalconGuides

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493012185

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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For a generation, the Basic Illustrated series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you’re planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Illustrated books tell you what you need to know. Before you hook yet another clump of weeds, take heart with Basic Illustrated Freshwater Fishing, a quick-reading, picture-driven guide to fishing for all ages. This reference guides you to becoming a capable and knowledgeable angler, beginning with the basics. It presents all the essentials of fishing, using various kinds of tackle, for a variety of freshwater species. Step-by-step full-color photo sequences and information-packed, clearly worded instructions are the hallmarks of this definitive resource. This book features need-to-know skills, including: * How to cast * Choosing bait * Lures, lines, and tackle * Identifying fish and learning their feeding habits * Choosing a boat * Cleaning and cooking fish * Essential knots

Sports, Exercise, and Fitness

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Mary Beth Allen

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088193

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 287

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An easy-to-use guide to nearly 1,000 information sources on sports, exercise, and fitness.

Fishing on the Edge

He's Not Your Father's Fisherman

Author: Mike Iaconelli,Brian Kamenetzky,Andrew Kamenetzky

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0440335426

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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With his colorful tattoos and booming hip-hop sound track, Mike Iaconelli has turned the world of big-money competitive bass fishing upside down. In Fishing on the Edge, Iaconelli tells his own story–and it’s a whopper: a Philly-born, Jersey-bred Yankee who’s been stealing the spotlight from bass fishing’s traditionally all-Southern anglers, attracting fans and dominating one of the fastest-growing sports in America. How did Mike Iaconelli, a college-educated kid from New Jersey, come blasting into a sport dominated by old-school stars like Gary Klein, Kevin VanDam, and Denny Brauer? How did Mike, aka “Ike,” take a secret childhood passion and turn it into a profession, earning million-dollar sponsorships and a storm of media attention, ranging from ESPN’s SportsCenter to profiles in The New York Times and Esquire? While Mike has attracted both fans and foes on the tour, his success speaks for itself, especially his victory at the 2003 CITGO Bassmaster Classic, the Super Bowl of competitive fishing. Forty-four million Americans fish, but no one does it quite like Mike Iaconelli. In Fishing on the Edge, he lets you in on the secrets to his extraordinary success–how he developed his “power” fishing style, how he attacks the water, positions the boat, and perseveres through those days when the bass just aren’t biting. With sidebar tips that can be used by any fisherman–from using spinner baits to picking out the right rod to his no-fail “secret weapons”–this is an intensive, informative, and often raucous journey through the life of a brash young man destined to do for fishing what Tony Hawk did for the X Games: take the sport to a whole new level. At the same time, it’s the compelling first-person story of a man who prepared carefully every step of the way, kept notes on every fish he ever caught, and executed the perfect plan to get to the top. A tale of passion, competition, and extreme personality, Fishing on the Edge is a book for anyone who loves the sport of fishing, wants to turn a hobby into a career, or is simply fascinated by a man’s unstoppable drive to succeed. From the Hardcover edition.

Rudow's Guide to Fishing the Chesapeake

Author: Lenny Rudow

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

ISBN: 9780870335686

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 303

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Rudows Guide to Fishing the Chesapeake is the most comprehensive handbook for anglers on all of the Chesapeakes waters from main-stem bay to tributaries and tidal creeks. Detailed charts feature over 550 boating hot spots and 35 public shoreline fishing spots, plus 33 reliable public boat ramps. Specific bay sportfish and the most effective methods of catching them during each phase of the season are meticulously discussed on a fish-by-fish basis, as are both modern and traditional tackle and rigs. Never before has a fishing guide tackled each aspect of angling the Chesapeake Bay so thoroughly. Topics are as varied as casting for spring trophy rockfish on the Susquehanna Flats, jigging for seatrout at the Bay Bridge, wire-lining for flounder at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, and ice fishing for perch in Port Deposit are all covered in depth. There are even sections on shoreline fishing for each area of the Chesapeake. If you want to boost your catch rate every time you fish the bay, this book will help you do it. See also Off the Hook: Rudows Recipes for Cooking Your Catch.

Knowing Bass

The Scientific Approach to Catching More Fish

Author: Keith A. Jones

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781592286164

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 298

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Bass, especially largemouth bass, are easily the single most popular freshwater gamefish in the United States.Knowing Bassis a book about the science of bass fishing, with particular emphasis on the bass itself: What bass can sense, how they use their senses to feed, how they relate to fishing lures, and ultimately, how they interact with anglers. Understanding why bass do what they do will greatly improve anyone’s chances of being a better and more successful angler, no matter the angler’s present skill level. Topics covered include bass biology; life history; the bass’ organs of vision, hearing, smell, and taste, including the smells and flavors bass like—and don’t like; how smell and taste control feeding behavi∨ the best kinds of lures to trigger the attack response in certain situations; and even minimizing stress on caught bass that are to be released. A distinguished scientist who knows how, when, and why bass pursue their prey, Dr. Jones offers a wealth of valuable information on pursuing this popular gamefish to anglers of all skill levels.

Fishing Digest

Author: Dennis Thornton

Publisher: Dbi Books

ISBN: 9780873494540

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 317

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Offers complete coverage of new fishing gear, tackle, and equipment, a directory of more than 1,400 leading fishing guides and charters, and license fees and regulations for each state. Lists top fishing resorts, state and national parks, and tourism resources by state. Also reports on salmon fishing, the bass pro tour, saltwater success, Great Lakes trolling, and Canadian getaways.

The Old Man and the Sea

Author: Ernest Miller Hemingway

Publisher: Al Manhal

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

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This is an Egyptian edition of one of the most internationally celebrated works of fiction, Hemingway’s The old Man and the Sea. A Pulitzer-award and - Noble-prize winner, this work has cer- tainly become so extensively known all over the world, receiving a myriad of critical studies and translations. Hemingway himself could have never imagined such a sweeping success for his novel- la, devised while temporarily staying (for a few weeks) at a fishing village in Cuba. It is not simply the story of a big fish catch, but it is the story of a touching human relationship between old age and younghood, not to mention its highly philosophical message that it carries. All this, apart from other equally significant factors, makes Hemingway’s work worth reading and contemplating.

The Fish's Eye

Essays About Angling and the Outdoors

Author: Ian Frazier

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374706333

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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In The Fish's Eye: Essays about Angling and the Outdoors, Ian Frazier explores his lifelong passion for fishing, fish, and the aquatic world. He sees the angler's environment all around him-in New York's Grand Central Station, in the cement-lined pond of a city park, in a shimmering bonefish flat in the Flordia keys, in the trout streams of the Rocky Mountains. He marvels at the fishing in the turbid Ohio River by downtown Cincinatti, where a good bait for catfsh is half a White Castle french fry. The incidentals of the angling experience, the who and the where of it, interest him as much as what he catches and how. The essays (including the famous profile of master angler Jim Deren, late proprietor of New York's tackle store, the Angler's Roost) contain sharply focused observations of the American outdoors, a place filled with human alterations and detritus that somehow remains defiantly unruined. Frazier's simple love of the sport lifts him to straight -ahead angling description that are among the best contemporary writing on the subject. The Fish's Eye brings together twenty years of heartfelt, funny, and vivid essays on a timeless pursuit where so many mysteries, both human and natural, coincide.

An Entirely Synthetic Fish

How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World

Author: Anders Halverson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300166869

Category: Electronic books

Page: 257

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Anders Halverson provides an exhaustively researched and grippingly rendered account of the rainbow trout and why it has become the most commonly stocked and controversial freshwater fish in the United States. Discovered in the remote waters of northern California, rainbow trout have been artificially propagated and distributed for more than 130 years by government officials eager to present Americans with an opportunity to get back to nature by going fishing. Proudly dubbed an entirely synthetic fish by fisheries managers, the rainbow trout has been introduced into every state and province in the United States and Canada and to every continent except Antarctica, often with devastating effects on the native fauna. Halverson examines the paradoxes and reveals a range of characters, from nineteenth-century boosters who believed rainbows could be the saviors of democracy to twenty-first-century biologists who now seek to eradicate them from waters around the globe. Ultimately, the story of the rainbow trout is the story of our relationship with the natural world--how it has changed and how it startlingly has not.

Hooked On Bass

Author: Alan Vaughan,Mike Ladle

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 184797726X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Now an established classic on the subject, this revised and updated edition of Hooked on Bass shows anglers how to catch bass, particularly the bigger fish, from the shore. With excellent photography and clear, detailed diagrams to help illustrate the advice, any angler, beginner or expert, who has caught or would like to catch bass will find endless value in the pages of this book.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Striper Wars

An American Fish Story

Author: Dick Russell

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610911108

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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When populations of striped bass began plummeting in the early 1980s, author and fisherman Dick Russell was there to lead an Atlantic coast conservation campaign that resulted in one of the most remarkable wildlife comebacks in the history of fisheries. As any avid fisherman will tell you, the striped bass has long been a favorite at the American dinner table; in fact, we've been feasting on the fish from the time of the Pilgrims. By 1980 that feasting had turned to overfishing by commercial fishing interests. Striper Wars is Dick Russell's inspiring account of the people and events responsible for the successful preservation of one of America's favorite fish and of what has happened since. Striper Wars is a tale replete with heroes--and some villains--as the struggle to save the striper migrated down the coast from Massachusetts to Maryland. Russell introduces us to a postman at arms against a burly trap-net fisherman, a renowned state governor caving to special interests, and a fishing-tackle maker fighting alongside marine biologists. And he describes how champions of this singular fish blocked power plants and New York's Westway Project that would otherwise compromise its habitat. Unfortunately, those who cheered the triumphant ending to the campaign, as the coastal states enacted measures that enabled the striped bass to make its comeback, have found the peace transitory--there is now a new enemy emerging on the front. In recent years a chronic bacterial disease has struck more than seventy percent of the striped bass population in the primary spawning waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Malnutrition seems to be a significant factor, brought on by the same overfishing that plagued the bass in the first battle--only this time, the overfishing is devastating menhaden, the silvery little fish upon which the bass feed. Lessons learned during the first conservation battle are being applied here, highlighting a need for a whole new ecosystem-based approach to conserving species. Only with constant vigilance by concerned citizens, Dick Russell reminds us, can environmental victories be sustained. This particular fish story is a personal one for him, and he follows the striper's saga today all the way to California, where the fish was introduced in 1879 and where agribusiness now threatens its future. For his conservation work during the 1980s Russell received a citizen's Chevron Conservation Award.