Author(s): Rickey Noel Mitchell
With stories of fishing from a variety of craft, The Orvis[registered] Guide To Personal Fishing Craft will keep anglers of all kinds afloat for years to come. Reaching good fishing waters can be half the battle, and in many cases, it's impossible without the right craft, be it float tube, pontoon boat, canoe, or kayak. And getting into the waters in the wrong boat can easily ruin a day of fishing. Here's a guide to choosing the perfect boat, tailored to the water anglers fish. There's advice on each kind of boat, evaluating its suitability for rivers and lakes, wind and sun, tidal and riverine currents. There's advice on rigging the boats, choosing fish finders, paddles, rod holders, and tackle bags. There's a chapter on anchors and anchoring techniques, packed with photos and illustrations on how to properly set them. Paddling and rowing techniques are covered, from getting out of sticky situations, to sneaking up on fish. Author Rickey Mitchell also covers safety, helping readers deal with capsizes, choosing life jackets, whistles, wet suits and waders, sunglasses and sunscreen, throw bags, and tow ropes.