Reel in the secrets of five expert anglers and you're on the way to catching the trophy or record fish of your dreams! Before setting out on the water, learn what tackle to buy to improve your catch and which bait will attract fish to your hook, from artificial lures to worms. Select your quarry from colorfully illustrated descriptions of the major sporting fish of European and North American waters, which each include a brief guide to the tackle, techniques, and bait to use when angling for that particular species. Hone your skills with complete details on casting, hooking, playing, and landing fish. Get an edge on the competition by knowing what to look for and how to find the hotspots in still or running waters, along the beach or offshore. Includes something for every beach caster, game fisherman, or specimen hunter.