Publisher: Wikibooks 2010
When we approach a river we must understand the different habitats that a river supports, understand how bait fish use these habitats and how different fish feed in them. This book will offer practical tips on how to approach a new stream, and techniques that appeal to several different kinds of fishing. Throughout the entire book, the emphasis is on how to catch many different kinds of fish and it is not meant as an indepth guide to any one species.
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by D. Decker, R. Howard, J. Kelley - Cornell Cooperative Extension
This is a national favorite that introduces fishing tackle and basic techniques. Includes information on natural baits and care of the catch. It is used in youth programs, but any age novice will find the clear and concise instructions helpful.
by Frank Gray Griswold - John Lane Co.
A fascinating book on ocean and river fishing, also includes sea fishing with kites and sleds. The author fished for the tarpon in Florida waters, all along the Gulf of Mexico as far as Aransas Pass, and in the Panuco River at Tampico, Mexico.
by Saxton Pope - Project Gutenberg
This classic book is regarded as the bible of modern bowhunting. It tells the tale of the author and his friends who took up hunting deer with their basic handmade wooden bows and arrows. Dr. Pope informs you how to make your own tackle too.
by Jim Corbett - Oxford University Press
Jim Corbett killed a leopard at the age of nine and achieved a legendary reputation as a hunter. Here is the best of his books, which offers fascinating tales of pursuing tigers in the Indian Himalayas during the beginning of 20th century.