A new book, River Smallmouth Fishing: The Best Techniques & Best Rivers, is a big hit with practitioners of a rapidly growing sport— smallmouth bass fishing.
Among the 48 million Americans who fish (nearly 1 in 6 Americans age 6 and up), smallmouth bass fishing shows outstanding growth. This sport even increased markedly during the recent recession. Within the tremendous growth of freshwater fishing, smallmouth bass fishing is the rising star, and rivers are the bestplaces to catch smallmouth.
River Smallmouth Fishing has been eagerly received by the swelling ranks of smallmouth fishers and river anglers, who laud it as the best resource available for their sport. Besides endorsements from fishing celebrities, the book has elicited literally hundreds of rave reviews from readers. Recognized by the publishing industry as well, River Smallmouth Fishing is a finalist for the Best Books award from USA book News, and for ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year award.
This is the fourth book on smallmouth bass by Tim Holschlag, whose expertise and passion about the subject have earned him a cult-like following among anglers. (Rare copies of his original book Stream Smallmouth Fishing, [Stackpole Books, 1990, ISBN 0-8117-2384-4] still sell for over $100 each on Amazon.)
River Smallmouth Fishing is this author’s biggest and best book to date. Like Holschlag’s other books and DVDs, it sells briskly to anglers across the country. Holschlag’s books on smallmouth bass have also been widely acquired by libraries and are hugely popular with patrons who fish. (Borrowers typically renew them multiple times because they are so packed with useful information.)
River Smallmouth Fishing: The Best Techniques & Best Rivers is first book on the topic to combine both how-to and where-to in one volume. At 358-pages, this is the all-in-one manual for catching smallmouth bass in rivers, for anglers at every level from beginner to expert. . This easy-to-read, large-format book is 7” x 10” with 34 illustrations, 17 charts, 8 maps, and 130 photos, many of them in color.
Part 1 is 17 chapters of comprehensive instruction on all aspects of the sport. Veteran fishing guide and instructor Tim Holschlag teaches anglers how to “read“ a river and find the fish. He explains smallmouth biology, the best topwater techniques, proven subsurface presentations, and tactics for all nine fishing periods– even winter. Readers learn expert float fishing methods, plus wade fishing tips and tricks. They get detailed information on rods, lines, the 20 best lures, and all river tackle, plus river watercraft and boat rigging. This book even covers specialized techniques like wacky worming and night fishing. It has chapters on fly fishing and getting started, too, with a section of “Special Tips for Introducing Kids to Fishing.”
Going a step beyond other fishing books, River Smallmouth Fishing adds a second section on destinations for anglers. Part 2 describes the 102 best rivers in North America for smallmouth bass fishing, with maps, route details, fishing tips and local contacts.
This big book is has become the go-to resource for smallmouth bass anglers. As a recent email from a reader says, “This book is the smallmouth Bible, and it has really expanded my fishing horizons. This is just what us smallie fans have been waiting for!”