CAUGHT ME A BIG 'UN...
and then I let him go!
Anyone who loves fishing -- on a lake, pond, river, or ocean -- is guaranteed to love Jimmy Houston's insightful, instructive, and laugh-out-loud funny tips and tales. Whether he's fishing with sports or political celebrities or his children, Jimmy proves there's no story like a fish story, and here are his best-packed with all the know -- how that has made his name a legend.
Discover the secrets of tournament fishermen from Jimmy and other award-winning pros; get the lowdown on tackle, baits, and boats; and find out why the best anglers know that you have to understand fish in order to catch them (and how you can, too!), and more. From that first tug on the line to the last cast of the day, every angler will love Jimmy's bass fishing tips and anecdotes. Get in the boat with the master -- and turn those tall tales into reality.
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.
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!
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