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Fishing Mississippi

Fishing Mississippi

By Tony Kinton
Foreword by Bill Dance
Paperback : 9781578064311, February 2002

The complete angler’s guidebook to landing the state’s many game fish


Fishing Mississippi pilots the angler to the perfect fishing hole and details the knots, bait, lures, and techniques required to land a lunker.

From its northern boundary to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi provides some of the finest angling opportunities found anywhere. A mild climate and abundance of waters make fishing a sport practiced year-round.

Anglers who have focused on one single specimen or those who are new to the pursuit of fishing may be surprised at the variety Mississippi has to offer. More than twenty native fishes fall into the sport-fish category, and these species are thriving. Novices and old pros will find, among the many fish described in Fishing Mississippi, new quarry matched to their abilities.

Fishing Mississippi provides a single source highlighting all the thrills of fishing in the state. The guide tells when, where, and how to fish for a variety of species, and covers the reservoirs, rivers, ponds, and streams thoroughly. Detailed color illustrations of the major sporting fish, twenty maps, driving directions, and phone numbers set the hopeful fisher on the right course.

Anglers will find bluegill, redear sunfish, longear sunfish, green sunfish, warmouth, crappie, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, largemouth bass, striped bass, white bass, hybrid bass, sauger, walleye, blue catfish, channel catfish, and flatheads discussed.

The book also highlights the need for wise use and conservation to help assure viable future fishing for generations to come. Fishing Mississippi will put the angler on the right path for some memory-making experiences.

Tony Kinton's writings and photographs have been published in such periodicals as Outdoor Life, Bowhunter, Southern Outdoors, Mississippi, Mississippi Outdoors, and Mississippi Woods and Waters.