Consistent fishing success starts with understanding the habitats of the fish you’re hoping to catch, their unique behaviors, and the reasons behind when and why they strike. Nearly 450 color photographs, diagrams and illustrations help provide stunning new perspectives both above and below the waterline. The information covers the gamut of freshwater fishing using plugs, flies, spinner-baits, and live bait, including flycasting and ice fishing. Also featured are range maps, equipment suggestions, and tips specifically tailored for taking popular species such as trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, muskies and pike, perch and many others. There’s professional advice on using boats, casting and retrieving, working in weeds and heavy cover, and maximizing the benefit from a GPS, depth finder, and other accessories.