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Best Fishing Books Reviewed & Ranked

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Fishing books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. The Total Fishing Manual (Paperback Edition): 317 Essential Fishing Skills (Field & Stream) (2017)

Best Fishing Books Reviewed & RankedWhen it comes to fishing, nobody knows more than the writers and editors at Field & Stream magazine–unless it's the local guides, prizewinners, and other experts they interviewed for this book. The Total Fishing Manual is chock full of 317 field-tested tools, techniques and tactics, collected and written by the Field & Stream editors and accompanied by amazing photos and handy illustrations.   How to pick the best lures, baits, flies, and tackle for every situation and every style of water you plan to fish. Learn…
Author(s): Joe Cermele

2. Trout Fishing in America (2010)

Best Fishing Books Reviewed & RankedRichard Brautigan was a literary idol of the 1960s and 1970s whose comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life caught the imagination of young people everywhere. He came of age during the Haight-Ashbury period and has been called “the last of the Beats.” His early books became required reading for the hip generation, and on its publication Trout Fishing in America became an international bestseller. An indescribable romp, the novel is best summed up in one word: mayonnaise. This new edition includes an introduction by the poet Billy Collins,…
Author(s): Richard Brautigan

3. High Percentage Fishing: A Statistical Approach To Improving Catch Rates (2016)

Best Fishing Books Reviewed & RankedEnvisioned as the “Moneyball” of largemouth bass fishing, High Percentage Fishing offers a practical approach to put more fish in your boat. It freely mixes big bass wisdom from some of the world’s greatest fishermen, with statistical findings from a vast database of catch information. Part science, part strategy, this book boils down critical concepts into fundamental truths that will help you catch more fish. Learn about: Engineer and statistician Josh Alwine slices through the data and demonstrates that some of fishing’s oldest and most conventional thinking is little more than myth….
Author(s): Josh Alwine

4. Edison’s Tackle Box (2016)

Best Fishing Books Reviewed & RankedFor the first time ever, Edison gets to pack his tackle box for a fishing trip with his dad. He worries about not having all the important things he will need. He searches around the house for all the things he remembers using on past fishing trips. He packs worms, bobbers, net, and gloves with the hopes that he has all the important items a fisherman needs. Then he and his dad walk down to the pond close to his house where they catch fish using the worms, bobbers, net, and fishing gloves to catch a total of eight fish. They enjoy a day of talking, laughing, and catching fish together and really bond.  Then they pack up all of their…
Author(s): Meghan Colvin, Cole Roberts

5. Fishing for Dummies (2011)

Best Fishing Books Reviewed & RankedNo one can promise that you will catch fish all the time. For as long as we’ve been catching fish, fish have been outsmarting us. But there are tips and pointers that even the most seasoned anglers can pick up!Fishing For Dummies helps you prepare for what awaits beyond the shore. From trout to carp and bass to bonefish, you’ll get coverage of the latest and greatest techniques to fish like a pro.The latest in fishing line and equipment technology, including new electronics and gadgetsAn expanded section on casting methods for spinning tackle and bait casting8 pages of full-color fish illustrationsIf…
Author(s): Peter Kaminsky, Greg Schwipps

6. Fishing in Oregon, Eleventh Edition (2013)

Best Fishing Books Reviewed & RankedA comprehensive directory to all Oregon sportfishing waters, the granddaddy of Oregon fishing guides. Completely updated in 2013, it describes fishing opportunities at more than 1300 lakes, streams and bays and includes 100 detailed maps (many with guides to historic fishing spots). The most respected Oregon fishing resource in print.Painstakingly researched, verified and presented, Fishing in Oregon is a celebration of the state’s fishing bounty, natural charm, and the author’s 40-year love affair with her adopted state.Newcomers to Oregon fishing who take the time to read the book cover to cover will acquire the language of Oregon…
Author(s): Madelynne Diness Sheehan

7. Basic Fishing: A Beginner’s Guide (2015)

Best Fishing Books Reviewed & RankedNew to fishing and have no idea how to start? With Basic Fishing, you’ll be an accomplished angler in no time at all. Expert angler and award-winning outdoor writer Wade Bourne was taught to fish by his father. In turn, Bourne taught his children how to fish. Now he brings his expertise to Basic Fishing, a step-by-step guide that masterfully breaks down the art of fishing with diagrams, vivid photographs, and lessons. You'll learn all about: This book is great for families looking to bond in the great outdoors, and it proves that the joy of fishing can last a lifetime and beyond as it is passed down from…
Author(s): Wade Bourne

8. Fishing the Bucktail Mastering Bucktail from Surf and Boat (2011)

Best Fishing Books Reviewed & RankedPaperback: 132 pages Publisher: SURFCASTING LLC; 12.2.2010 edition (2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1450794904 ISBN-13: 978-1450794909 Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.2 x 0.4 inches Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 120 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): John Skinner

9. The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, Revised (2017)

Best Fishing Books Reviewed & RankedThe Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide is the best-selling book for fly anglers! Whether you’re a soon-to-be fly fisher looking for the right book to get you started or you’re reasonably proficient at the sport and need a refresher course on tying knots for saltwater or the latest info on how to care for your waders or how to fish a dry fly in tricky currents, this invaluable, best-selling guide is for you. The latest, most up-to-date and trustworthy information on: *tackle selection and care—rods, reels, lines, leaders and knots*casting with instructive line drawings by Bob White* hundreds of flies in full…
Author(s): Tom Rosenbauer

10. Kids Gone Fishin’ (The Freshwater Angler) (2001)

Best Fishing Books Reviewed & RankedNo matter where you live, you’ll find great fishing for some type of fish. It may be catfish or sunfish in a local farm pond, carp in a nearby river, or crappies and bass in the lake across town. The beginning of this book shows you where different fish types (called species) live. As you page through this chapter, check out the small colored maps to see which species live in your state. And look closely at the drawings of the fish so you can tell what you have landed. So what species do you think will be your favorite to catch?  :…
Author(s): Dave Maas

Best Fishing Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some fishing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

People Fishing: A Century of Photographs

Author(s): Barbara Levine, Paige Ramey
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, Year: 2018, Size: 24 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2215384

Fly Fishing Guide to the Colorado River and Tributaries: Hatches, Fly Patterns, and Guide’s Advice

Author(s): Bob Dye
Publisher: Stackpole Books, Year: 2018, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2225004

Fishing, Mobility and Settlerhood: Coastal Socialities in Postwar Sri Lanka

Author(s): Rapti Siriwardane-de Zoysa
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2310626

Fish on the Move: Fishing Between Discourses and Borders in the Northern Adriatic

Author(s): Nataša Rogelja, Alenka Janko Spreizer
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1676646

The Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Most Important Knots for Fresh and Salt Water

Author(s): Joseph B. Healy
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2337476

The Use of CITES for Commercially-exploited Fish Species: A Solution to Overexploitation and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing?

Author(s): Solène Guggisberg
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1467728

The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations : Tools, Techniques, and Rules of Thumb

Author(s): Joe P DeGeare
Publisher: Elsevier Science, Gulf Professional Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 41 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1289317

The Gourmet farmer goes fishing : the fish to eat and how to cook it

Author(s): James Matthew Evans; Nick Haddow; Ross O'Meara
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Murdoch Books, an imprint of Allen & Unwin, Year: 2015, Size: 88 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1337187

250 amazing fishing tips : the best tactics and techniques to catch any and all game fish : bass, trout, panfish and more!

Author(s): Rice, John; Underwood, Lamar
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing,Perseus Books, LLC, Year: 2015, Size: 11 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1378171

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly chart-busters according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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