Fishing Handbook (Paperback)

179 Essential Hints

By Joe Cermele

Weldon Owen, 9781681881072, 160pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


This compact yet comprehensive guide includes all the essential fishing information that novices and lifelong fisherman need, from the best lures and flies to hints for landing a wide range of fresh- and saltwater species.

Gear guide: Get the lowdown on the most recent, old school and high tech gear, what you need and what’s not worth the money.

Tips and Tricks: Fresh or salt water, deep sea or the nearby stream, in a boat or on land, find all the top tricks for every setting.

Hook’em: Striper, sea bass, salmon and every species in between, all the need-to-know information per species. 

About the Author

Joe Cermele started his career in outdoor journalism in 2004 covering fishing tournaments for a local magazine in his home state of New Jersey. In 2005 while attending Rider University, he became an intern at "Salt Water Sportsman" magazine, joining the editorial staff full time that same year after graduation. In 2008, he moved to sister publication "Field & Stream," where he was named Fishing Editor in 2011. His writing appears monthly in the magazine, he writes for one of Field & Stream's blogs “The Lateral Line”, and also hosts and produces Field & Stream's "Hook Shots," an award winning web-based fishing show with a punk rock edge. Cermele has fished all over the country and abroad, but when he's not traveling on assignment, you can find him on his boat chasing tuna and striped bass off the Jersey coast, pitching tubes to smallmouth bass on the Delaware River, or flyfishing for trout in New York's Catskill Mountains.