The Joy of Fishing

Lakes, rivers, and streams abound in our area with many spots open for public fishing. Grab your reel, your bait, and your fishing license for a little rest and recreation in the great outdoors. These books range from advice for beginners to reflections on the fishing life for more experienced anglers.

Taking Freshwater Game Fish: A Treasury of Expert Advice

By Todd Swainbank

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Advice on bass, walleye, Northern carp, salmon, fly fishing, deep water trolling, fish and bait behavior, and more.

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Successful Bass Fishing

By Ken Schultz

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"This guide to largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing includes all the information needed to catch America's favorite gamefish: where to find them, natural history, feeding behavior, rods and reels, lines, lures, boats, accessories, and techniques. The latter include night fishing, spring fishing, working the vegetation, fly fishing, trolling, and conservation."

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Still Life with Brook Trout

By John Gierach

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"Gierach's latest masterwork of streamside philosophy is a witty account of all that makes fishing unique and addictive."

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State Parks of the South: America's Historic Paradise: A Guide to Camping, Fishing, Hiking, and Sightseeing

By Vici DeHaan

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Guides your exploration of the special state parks of Virginia, West Virginia, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee, North and South Carolina.
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North America's Greatest Fishing Lodges: More than 250 Hotspots in the U.S., Canada & Caribbean Basin

By John Ross

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Includes information on fish species, seasons, rates, and special travel tips for fishermen. Choices range from backwoods with cooking facilities to full service lodges.

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Hook, Line & Seeker: A Beginner's Guide to Fishing, Boating and Watching Water Wildlife

By Jim Arnosky

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One for the kids!  This handbook to fishing, boating, and water wildlife brings together Jim Arnosky's knowledge, skills, and talents in one wonderful package. Illustrated with his trademark watercolors, pen-and-ink drawings, and photographs, it is packed with information for young fishermen.

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Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis

By Howell Raines

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When a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes up a rod and reel, he finds much to contemplate of life's meaning while standing hip-deep in a clear stream.

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Fishing the Maryland and Delaware Coasts

By Andy Snyder

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A veteran angler presents a complete where-to-fish guide for the outstanding saltwater fishing opportunities on the Delaware and Maryland coasts. These fifty-nine miles of coastline offer surf, inshore, back bay and inlet fishing that is world class, for flounder, weakfish, dolphin, shark, tuna, bluefish, striped bass and many other species. Where to fish, and techniques specific to each locality, are detailed in this indispensable guide.

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Fishing on the Edge

By Mike Iaconelli

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"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."

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