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Fishing is a great way to get more finely attuned to the seasonal changes in freshwater lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. Fish are also excellent indicators of the health of waterways and water bodies. Whether you are fishing casually or for sport, you will find it helpful to have this portable reference on hand. Within the 12 panels of this comprehensive resource is everything an angler needs to know, including essential equipment; fishing methods for different species; where to find fish on lakes and rivers; when to fish; the most common species of freshwater fishes and the hook size that applies to each one; and tips for landing, gutting, and filleting a fish. Laminated for durability in all conditions, this waterproof and lightweight folding pocket guide is an essential companion for educators, learners, and anglers of any experience level. Made in the USA.
About the Author
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.