Ken Schultz's Essentials of Fishing: The Only Guide You Need to Catch Freshwater and Saltwater Fish

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Don’t Let the Big One Get Away

Ken Schultz’s Essentials of Fishing is the new authority on the sport you love, whether you’re an expert or a beginner.

Organized by topic, this information-packed reference offers fast and easy access to all of the fishing facts, instructions, and tips you need to get more bites, land more big ones, and have a lot more fun every time you dip a line in the water. Whether you’re heading for a trout stream, the Gulf...

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Overview

Don’t Let the Big One Get Away

Ken Schultz’s Essentials of Fishing is the new authority on the sport you love, whether you’re an expert or a beginner.

Organized by topic, this information-packed reference offers fast and easy access to all of the fishing facts, instructions, and tips you need to get more bites, land more big ones, and have a lot more fun every time you dip a line in the water. Whether you’re heading for a trout stream, the Gulf Stream, or points in between, you’ll find everything you need to know about the fish species you’ll be hunting, the fishing rods, tackle, and other gear you should pack, and the basic skills and advanced techniques that will boost your chances of success.

You’ll discover the latest advances in conventional, spinning, and fly rods and reels, and you’ll learn the essentials of knot tying, hook sharpening, and more. Schultz helps you perfect your flycasting, surfcasting, flipping, and pitching skills, and he shows you how to figure out where the fish are in streams, lakes, bays, and even the ocean. You’ll also learn a variety of retrieval methods, find tips on playing and landing fish, and get advice on measuring, weighing, storing, and cleaning your catch.

Whether you prefer wading in a rushing brook or fording pounding surf, casting from a jetty or trolling from a boat, chumming in freshwater or drifting in saltwater, you’ll find completely up-to-date information on species and tactics, special techniques, preferred rigs, lures, and bait, picking your spot, angling etiquette, and safety. You’ll learn how to approach schooling fish, angle in brush and timber, night fish, ice fish, and much more.

More than 450 exquisite drawings illustrate everything from mending fly fishing line to fishing around buoys and tuning lures, while more than fifty full-color photos depict some of the most exciting and satisfying moments in fishing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470444313
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/9/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 474
  • Sales rank: 707,494
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Schultz is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and the former holder of seven world fishing records. His eighteen books include Bass Madness, Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Freshwater Fish, and Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Saltwater Fish. He was a commentator for the weekly show Bass Center on ESPN2 and fishing editor for ESPNOutdoors.com and, for three decades, was fishing editor and a staff writer at Field & Stream. Schultz has been a guest on countless outdoor radio and television shows. Visit his Web site at www.kenschultz.com.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART ONE Fish.

1. Anatomy and Physiology.

2. Freshwater Fish.

3. Saltwater Fish.

PART TWO Tools.

4. Fishing Rods.

5. Fishing Reels.

6. Line.

7. Lures and Flies.

8. Natural Bait, Hooks, and Terminal Tackle.

9. Accessories.

PART THREE Basic Skills.

10. Knot Tying.

11. Hook Sharpening.

12. Putting Line on a Reel.

13. Casting.

14. Setting Drag Tension.

15. Finding Fish.

16. Retrieving.

17. Hooksetting.

18. Playing and Landing Fish.

19. Measuring and Weighing Fish.

20. Caring for and Storing the Catch.

21. Cleaning and Dressing Fish.

PART FOUR Techniques.

22. Light-Tackle Fishing.

23. Fly Fishing.

24. Float Fishing.

25. Chumming.

26. Drift Fishing.

27. Trolling.

28. Downrigger Fishing.

29. Inshore Fishing from Boats.

30. Coastal Pier, Bridge, and Dock Fishing.

31. Jetty Fishing.

32. Surf Fishing.

33. Offshore Fishing.

34. Other Situations.

PART FIVE Practical Matters.

35. Angling Etiquette.

36. Ethical Fishing.

37. Catch-and-Release.

38. Safety.

Glossary.

Index.

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    The book is easy to follow and set up very well . Worth while read .

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