What Fish Don't Want You to Know

The Insider's Guide to Fresh-Water Spin-Fishing

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September 10, 2003


Paperback, 176 pages


0071417141 / 9780071417143


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Main description

Expert, field-tested advice for anglers at every level

This comprehensive, entertaining, and foolproof guide covers everything novice and avid anglers need to know to catch freshwater fish--from bass and trout to salmon and walleye--and reveals the two basic ways to catch ALL fish.

With numerous photographs and illustrations, easy-to-follow instructions, and a liberal dose of good humor, the author shares his 40 years of angling expertise, including how to:

  • Read the waters and the weather
  • Select the right baits and lures for particular fish and situations
  • Know which gear is essential and which is merely desirable
  • Get maximum results on a minimum budget
  • Practice proper etiquette and ethics
  • Turn a tough day into a great one with dozens of tricks and tips

Laced with amusing anecdotes and commonsense, this book will unlock the secrets of fishing and teach anglers how to catch more fish.

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: In the BeginningChapter 1. Thinking Like a FishChapter 2. StructureChapter 3. OK, We Found Them--Now What?Chapter 4. Honest--I Didn't Fib!Chapter 5. When to FishChapter 6. Gear and TackleChapter 7. Common SenseChapter 8. Etiquette and EthicsChapter 9. Favorite Fish and Special TacticsChapter 10. Tips, Tricks, and Odds and EndsChapter 11. A New EuphemismAppendix. Primer--Equipment Basics for the BeginnerIndex

Author comments

Frank P. Baron is a veteran angler with a degree in journalism and forty years of fishing experience, both as a hobby and professionally.

Back cover copy

Don't Tell Whoppers--Catch 'Em!

Anyone can toss a line into the water and get lucky once in a while, but if you want to catch more and bigger fish and have more fun doing it, you need to learn What Fish Don't Want You to Know. Whether you're new to fishing or an accomplished angler, this comprehensive and entertaining guide will improve your chances every time you cast a line into fresh water.

With easy-to-follow instructions and a liberal dose of humor, this 97.3 percent foolproof manual reveals the secrets for catching any fish from bass and trout to salmon and walleye. Author Frank Baron plumbs his forty years of angling experience to show you the best ways to fish small streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds; change tactics with the seasons; and reveals the two basic methods for catching ALL fish. You'll also learn how to:

  • Read water and how weather affects fish behavior
  • Select the right baits and lures for particular fish and situations
  • Recognize underwater habitats and adjust your techniques accordingly
  • Master proper lure and bait presentation
  • Know which gear is essential and which is desirable
  • Turn a tough day into a great one with dozens of tricks and tips

Packed with wisdom, common sense, and amusing and instructive fish stories, What Fish Don't Want You to Know is the one fishing guide you don't want to let get away.

Copyright 2013 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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