Closer to home, he is swept off a jetty on Block Island by a rogue wave, winds up in an emergency room more than once with fishing lures hanging from various parts of his anatomy, and perhaps most daunting, surviving 30 years of the scrum better known as opening day of trout season in his crowded home state of New Jersey.
If Upriver and Downstream showed the poetry of angling, Fish On, Fish Off shows the scars.
Whether you are an artificial lure caster or live bait angler, you will benefit from this book. Understanding the reasons behind lure or bait success will aid you in establishing highly productive, bass-catching patterns!
And that is the essence of this comprehensive guide to fishing in Southern Illinois. In the colorful language of one who has fished the waters and swapped tales over many a campfire, Reid draws upon more than 25 years of experience fishing the United States and several foreign countries.
Liberally spiced with anecdotes, this book tells not only where the fish are and how to catch them but who catches them: no history of fishing in Southern Illinois would be complete without an abundance of profiles of the colorful people who for years have been dedicated anglers. The stories are fun and related with verve, the people fascinating, and the information as complete as a fisherman could find anywhere.
There is also an introductory section with a little information about the fisherman that gave the ten spots and how to fish them. The fishermen include area guides, professional bass fishermen from the area and local fishermen that fish the lake often. Their lure and fishing methods tips will help you catch bass any month of the year.
Lure choices are presented with detailed information on how to fish each spot with those lures.
Learn how to:
Make crappie start biting againFind crappie when a cold front hitsSelect the proper jig colorCatch open-water crappieUse spider-webbing techniquesLocate crappie with depthfindersFish hot weather and through ice