As an avid bass fisherman I am always looking for ways to improve my skills. There is only so much you can learn from trial and error, and a pro is not always around to provide helpful advice. This is why I decided to take another angler’s advice and start reading up on fishing. I quickly learned that there are thousands of books on fishing and not all are helpful, but there were 3 that I read that made me a better angler. If you really want to improve your skills and have more success out on the water here are 3 books every angler should considering reading.
Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced bass fisherman, every angler should read this book. It can often be found in tackle boxes and backpacks to serve as a handy guide anytime an angler has a question. It covers every aspect of bass fishing from the tackle and lures to proper technique. It is also filled with informative photos and drawings so even first time anglers will find it easy to read.
What Fish Don’t Want You to Know by Frank P. Baron
Informative and fun to read, this book can give you the tips and pointers you need to make any fishing trip a success. In it you will learn how to “read” the water, which can help you find the best place to drop in a line. The book also includes chapters on selecting the right bait and lure presentation. All of this is necessary if you really want to improve as an angler.
Every bass fisherman should read this book. This is the one that helped me the most when I was working on improving my skill and technique. Since it covers using live bait it helped me work on jig fishing, and even the best way to position a boat. The book also discusses some of the common behavioral patterns associated with bass, and this alone can easily help you become a better fisherman.
These are only a few of the books associated with angling that I found particularly helpful. Even if you don’t agree with my choices there are still thousands of books and fishing, and one of them may be able to provide you with the information you need.