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Fishing Minnesota

Angling with the Experts in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

2003
Author:

Greg Breining

Fishing Minnesota

An insider’s look at the skills and thrills of fishing

In Fishing Minnesota, Greg Breining tags along with expert anglers and reports what they have spent years learning. Nowhere else will you find a comprehensive how-to guide for fishing Minnesota’s many lakes and streams, full of tips from the region’s best tournament anglers, most experienced fisheries biologists, and never-fail professional guides.


Fishing is more than catching fish. It is travel, nature, adventure, friendships, and discovery. In Fishing Minnesota, Greg Breining tags along with expert anglers and reports what they have spent years learning. He fishes for Lake Superior steelhead with Shawn Perich, small-stream smallmouth bass with Tim Holschlag, stream trout with Jay Bunke, and north-country muskies with Mark Windels. Along the way, Breining comes to understand not only how they catch fish, but why they go to the trouble.

Nowhere else will you find a comprehensive how-to guide for fishing Minnesota’s many lakes and streams, full of tips from the region’s best tournament anglers, most experienced fisheries biologists, and never-fail professional guides. Breining shares their secrets on such topics as how to snell a yarn fly, where to find the biggest muskies in any lake, and how to pick the best minnows for Mille Lacs. Breining gives us that coveted experience of being in the boat with the pros.


Fishing Minnesota

Greg Breining is the managing editor of the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer and the author of many books, including Wild Shore (Minnesota, 2000), Minnesota (2000), and Return of the Eagle (1994). He lives in St. Paul.

Fishing Minnesota

Contents

Introduction: A Day on the Water

1. North Shore Steelhead: More Like Hunting Than Fishing
2. Big River: Down Here You Just Don't Know
3. Coulee Country Trout: Going for the Throat
4. Trophy Northern Pike: Getting Real Personal
5. Small-Stream Smallmouth: Action, Adventure, and Thrills
6. Mille Lacs Walleyes: Solving the Big-Water Riddle
7. Red River Catfish: An International Resource
8. Uptown Bass: A Big-Fish Spot
9. Big Bluegills: Few and Far Between
10. Canoe Country Smallmouth: Searching High and Low
11. The Mythical Muskie: A Very Easy Fish to Catch