Make fishing easier and more rewarding every time you pick up your rod and reel No one can promise that you will catch fish all the time. For as long as we've been catching fish, fish have been outsmarting us. But there are tips and pointers that even the most seasoned anglers can pick up! Fishing For Dummies helps you prepare for what awaits beyond the shore. From trout to carp and bass to bonefish, you'll get coverage of the latest and greatest techniques to fish like a pro. The latest in fishing line and equipment technology, including new electronics and gadgets An expanded section on casting methods for spinning tackle and bait casting 8 pages of full-color fish illustrations If you're one of the millions of people who enjoy fishing, whether for fun or sport, this hands-on, friendly guide gives you everything you need to keep "The Big One" from getting away!
Introduction. Part I: Before the Bite. Chapter 1: Getting Hooked on Fishing. Chapter 2: Gathering What You Need to Fish. Chapter 3: Finding and Evaluating Water for Fishing. Chapter 4: Putting a Face on the Fins: Common Freshwater Fish. Chapter 5: Familiarizing Yourself with Common Saltwater Fish. Chapter 6: Staying Safe On (Or Near) the Water. Part II: Gearing Up Without Going Overboard. Chapter 7: Hot Rods and Cool Reels. Chapter 8: The Bottom Line on Line. Chapter 9: It's Terminal (Tackle): Hooks, Sinkers, Snaps, Swivels, and Floats. Chapter 10: Going Ahab: Fishing from Boats. Chapter 11: Gadgets Galore: Fishing in the 21st Century. Part III: The End of Your Line: Enticing Fish with Bait, Lures, and Flies. Chapter 12: Real Food for Real Fish: Using Bait. Chapter 13: It Only Looks Alive: Tricking Fish with Lures. Chapter 14: Fish Don’t Fly, But Flies Catch Fish. Part IV: Now You’re Fishing. Chapter 15: Tying Popular Fishing Knots and Rigs. Chapter 16: Choreographing Your Cast. Chapter 17: Exploring Different Fishing Techniques. Chapter 18: How to Hook, Fight, Land, and Release a Fish. Part V: After the Catch. Chapter 19: Photographing and Preserving Fish for Posterity. Chapter 20: Cleaning Fish for the Table. Chapter 21: Biting Back: Cooking and Eating Fish. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Fishing Lessons You Don’t Have to Learn the Hard Way. Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Get Kids Involved in Fishing. Index.
Peter Kaminsky has written for Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, and The New York Times "Outdoors" column and is the author of numerous books on cooking and fishing. Greg Schwipps' work has appeared in outdoor magazines such as Outdoor Indiana, Indiana Game & Fish, and In-Fisherman.
The fast and easy way to get hooked on fishing For as long as we've been catching fish, they've been out-smarting us. But there are tips and pointers that even the most seasoned anglers can pick up! From trout to carp and bass to bonefish, this plain-English guide gives you coverage of the latest and greatest techniques to fish like a pro — and keep "The Big One" from getting away. Go fish — find out how to take a fishing trip like a pro, from how to dress to finding and evaluating your fishing waters to familiarizing yourself with the types of fish you can expect to encounter The reel deal on fishing gear — get advice on the equipment you'll need (and what you won't need) for freshwater and saltwater fishing Hook, line, and sinker — get the bottom line on the best bait, lures, and flies you'll need to entice that next big bite Book it or cook it — discover how to photograph your catch before it swims free, and get advice on how to clean and cook the catch of the day Open the book and find: A color section featuring fish and lures New fishing tools and gadgets How to choose the best gear for you How to trick fish with lures Common freshwater and saltwater fish Safety advice Recipes to turn your fillets into delicious meals Advice on using live bait Flies that work everywhere How to tie popular fishing rigs Learn to: Catch the fish you want, and more of them Choose the right gear and the right spots for fishing Safely get the whole family involved Get "The Big One" to bite