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The Longest Silence
by Thomas McGuane
Paperback - 304 pages (June 12, 2001)
Knopf; ISBN: 0679777571 

A Jerk on One End : Reflections of a Mediocre Fisherman
(Library of Contemporary  Thought)
by Robert Hughes
Hardcover - 128 pages (October 6, 1999)
Ballantine Books (Trd); ISBN: 034542283X 

The Fish's Eye
by Ian Frazier
A collection of quality angling essays from 20 years of the "New Yorker". Highly Recommended.
Hardcover: 176 pages
Farrar Straus & Giroux; ISBN: 0374155208; 1 Ed edition (April 15, 2002)

Ken Schultz's Fishing Encyclopedia
by Ken Schultz

Think Like a Fish: The Lure and Lore of America's Legendary Bass Fisherman
by Tom Mann, Tom Carter
(Hardcover -- April 30, 2002)

More good fishing books:

Art of Fly Fishing Calendar
by Arthur Shilstone
Listed under Fishing Calendars

Advanced Custom Rod Building
by Dale P. Clemens 
(Hardcover - February 1988)

Adventure Is in My Blood
Russell Annabel 
Listed under Hunting

Against the Tide: The Fate of the New England Fisherman
Richard Adams Carey, Harry Foster (Editor)
Like many kids fortunate enough to spend summers by the shore, writer/journalist Richard Adams Carey grew up with a healthy respect for fishermen and the sea, "a world of astonishing color and shape and texture, of surprise and a perceptible knife-edge of menace." During the '90s, when headlines described the demise of New England's small-boat family fishermen, he decided to head back to Cape Cod to learn what he could about a threatened way of life and the forces--political, commercial, ecological--which imperil the survival of the fish the industry depends on. To this end, he spent a year working alongside four veterans of the Cape's inshore waters: a crewmate on a dragger (a boat that catches groundfish with a dragnet towed along the ocean bottom); a lobsterman; a long-liner (who sets quarter-mile or longer fishing lines sporting baited hooks every three feet); and a quahog dredger (essentially a clammer who harvests in bulk). Carey deftly weaves the details of their hard-won, unpredictable lives with passages on local and global fishing history, the minutiae of national and regional legislation severely regulating the fishing industry, the vicissitudes of the weather, and a smattering of stories and anecdotes. Throughout colonial times, for instance, fishermen regularly caught lobsters 4 feet long and weighing 45 pounds! Such an ancient, sizable creature is nearly inconceivable today. 

Despite the tenacity of the men he fished with, Carey acknowledges that the owner-operators of small family boats off New England are likely going the way of the family farmer. Yet he reminds us that the issues deciding their fate concern us all: "how to tap this continent's wealth without plundering and despoiling it; how to reconcile our hard-wired demand for growth and consumption with a husbandman's concern for sustainability; how to mark our limits and resolutely stay within them." --Svenja Soldovieri -
Hardcover: 381 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.32 x 8.50 x 5.81 
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co; (June 1, 1999)
ISBN: 0395765307 

Alaska Blues : A Season of Fishing the Inside Passage
Joe Upton
Listed under Fishing Alaska

Amazing but True Fishing Stories
Bruce M. Nash, et al
The "Believe it or Not" of fishing. Db.
Paperback: 85 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.32 x 5.52 x 8.24
Andrews McMeel Publishing; ISBN: 0836280229; (April 1993)

America's Favorite Fish Recipes (The Hunting & Fishing Library)
Peggy Ramette, Dick Sternberg (Contributor) / Hardcover / Published 1992 
Listed under Cooking

American Shad in the Susquehanna River Basin : A Three-Hundred-Year History
Richard Gerstell
Paperback: 220 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.68 x 8.96 x 5.95
Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0271018062; (December 1998)

The Angler's Book of Daily Inspiration : A Year of Motivation, Revelation, and Instruction
Kevin Nelson / Paperback / Published 1997

Angler's Guide to Fish
Paperback: 96 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.32 x 6.61 x 5.52
Dk Pub Merchandise; ISBN: 0789414384; 1st edition (April 1997)

Angler's Journal : A Blank Book for All Your Angling Insights
Erin Murphy(Editor)
Paperback / Published 1999

Antique & Collectible Fishing Reels : Identification, Evaluation, and Maintenance
Harold Jellison, Daniel B. Homel 
Listed under Antiques

Baits, Rigs & Tackle
Vic Dunaway
Paperback / Published 1998

Bamboo Fly Rod Suite : Reflections on Fishing and the Geography of Grace
Frank Soos, et al / Hardcover / Published 1999

The Barefoot Fisherman's Guide to the Emerald Coast : From Gulf Shore, Alabama, to Apalachicola, Florida
Gregory Dew, Gregory Dow
Paperback / Published 1999

Basic Freshwater Fishing : Step-By-Step Guide to Tackle and Know-How That Catch the Favorite Fish in Your Area
Cliff Hauptman / Paperback / Published 1988 
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The Bay Shrimpers of Texas : Rural Fishermen in a Global Economy (Rural America)
Robert Lee Maril / Paperback / Published 1995

The Best of Zane Grey Outdoorsman : Hunting and Fishing Tales (Classics of American Sports Series)
Zane Grey, et al
Paperback: 368 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.12 x 9.01 x 6.03 
Publisher: Stackpole Books; (August 1992)
ISBN: 0811725995 

Big Hole - River Journal Series
Steve Probasco
Paperback / Published 1996

Black's Fly Fishing : The Complete Buyer's Guide to Equipment, Instruction and Destinations
Jim Black
Listed under Fly Fishing

Bluenose II Saga of the Great Fishing Schooners
L. B. Jenson
Paperback / Published 1998

Bluewater Fishing Guide
Julie McEnally, Lawrie McEnally
Paperback: 88 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.22 x 11.73 x 8.51 
Publisher: Frank Amato Publications, Inc.; (July 1, 1999)
ISBN: 1865130060 

Bluewater Fly Fishing
Trey Combs, Lefty Kreh
Listed under Fly Fishing

Boating Magazine's Ultimate Guide to Sportfishing : Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for the Serious Angler
Lenny Rudow, Leonard H. Rudow
Paperback: 136 pages
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; ISBN: 0070580391; (August 1, 1998)

Boats of Alaska : An Artist's Guide to Commercial Fishing Boats
Pedro Denton, Clem Tilliom 
Listed under Fishing Alaska

by Randall Kaufmann
(Hardcover - March 2001)

The Bright Stream of Memory : The Golden Years of the Fishing Gazette
Geoffrey Bucknall(Editor)
Hardcover / Published 1998

Buck Wilder's Small Fry Fishing Guide : A Complete Introduction to the World of Fishing for Small Fry of All Ages
Timothy R. Smith, Mark Herrick (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover / Published 1999

Foghorn Outdoors: California Fishing 6 Ed
Tom Stienstra
Listed under California

Canoe-Fishing New York Rivers And Streams: Easy Canoeing, Great Fishing
M. Paul Keesler
Listed under New York

The Catfish as Metaphor; A Fisherman's American Journey
M. H. Salmon / Hardcover / Published 1997

Caught in the Net : The Global Tuna Industry, Environmentalists, and the State
Alessandro Bonanno, Douglas Constance (Contributor)
Paperback / Published 1996

Channel Catfish Fever
Doug Stange(Editor), Steve Stange (Contributor)
Paperback / Published 1989

Chasing Fish Tales : A Freewheeling Year in the Life of an Angler
John Holt, Jenifer Thomas (Illustrator)
Hardcover / Published 1995

Days on the Water: The Angling Tradition in Pennsylvania
by Mike Sajna
from Univ of Pittsburgh Pr (Trd)

The Fish's Eye: Essays About Angling and the Outdoors
by Ian Frazier
from Picador

Foxfire 11 : The Old Homeplace, Wild Plant Uses, Preserving and Cooking Food, Hunting Stories, Fishing, and More Affairs of Plain Living (Foxfire 11)
by Kaye Carver Collins (Editor), Lacy Hunter (Editor)
Listed under Foxfire Books

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
by Melissa Bank
(Paperback - May 2000)

100 Years of Fishing: The Ultimate Tribute to Our Fishing Tradition
by Voyageur Press (Editor), Patrick F. McManus (Contributor)
(Hardcover - July 2002)

The Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots
by Peter Owen, Charles Jardine
Paperback - 80 pages (September 1998)
Burford Books; ISBN: 1580800645

Sea Level: Adventures of a Saltwater Angler
by Jeffrey Cardenas, Jimmy Buffett

by Frank Daignault
Paperback - 256 pages 2nd edition (September 1996)
Globe Pequot Pr; ISBN: 1564409945

Striper Surf
by Frank Daignault, Frank Diagnault
Paperback - 272 pages (April 1994)
Globe Pequot Pr; ISBN: 1564402789

TROUT FLIES: The Tier's Reference
by Dave Hughes
Listed under Fly Fishing

Trout : An Illustrated History
by James Prosek 
(Hardcover - April 1996)

Trout and Salmon of North America
by Robert J. Behnke, et al
(Hardcover - October 2002)

2002 Fishing Tips and Tricks
Vlad Evanoff
Hardcover / Published 1999

The Ultimate Guide to Surfcasting
by Ron Arra, et al 
(Paperback - October 2001)

Winslow Homer: Artist and Angler
by Patricia Junker, Sarah Burns
Listed under Winslow Homer

The Beaverkill : The History of a River and Its People
Ed Van Put(Editor), John Merwin (Introduction)
Hardcover / Published 1996
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The Best of Hook & Bullet : Fishing Falsities and Hunting Hoaxes from a Magazine That Never Existed
W. Hardbark McLoughlin / Paperback / Published 1996
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The Best of Outdoor Life : One Hundred Years of Classic Stories from Outdoor Life's Finest Writers
Inc Outdoor Life Etimes Mirro / Hardcover / Published 1998
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Surfcaster's Quest : Seeking Stripers, Blues, and Solitude at the Edge of the Surging Sea
by Roy Rowan
Hardcover - 160 pages (December 1999)
The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1558219811
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Buck Peterson's Complete Guide to Fishing
Buck Peterson / Paperback / Published 1991
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Catskill Rivers : Birthplace of American Fly Fishing
by Austin M. Francis
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The Angler's Bamboo
Luis Marden
Hardcover: 108 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.74 x 8.32 x 7.23
The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1558215352; 1 edition (November 1, 1997)
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The Armchair Angler
Terry Brykczynski(Editor), et al
Paperback / Published 1994 
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