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The definitive field guide to North American saltwater fish--from the absolute authority on sportfishing
Before you head out to the open seas, listen up: Your tackle box is not complete without Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Saltwater Fish Written by one of the foremost experts in sportfishing, this colorful reference provides anglers and fish enthusiasts of all levels an easy-to-use, indispensable guide to help you identify and learn about the most common species found off the North American coastlines-from albacore to yellowtail.
Based on the award-winning reference book Ken Schultz's Fishing Encyclopedia, this handy field guide compresses the essence of its bestselling predecessor into a more manageable, compact size. Arranged alphabetically by species, each entry covers the identification, size/age, distribution, habitat, life history/behavior, and feeding habits of each fish. This fully illustrated, full-color guide makes it easy to identify what's at the end of your line. You'll learn how to distinguish an Atlantic mackerel from a Spanish mackerel, for instance; why you might mistake a cobia for a shark or a remora; how the red grouper's saddle spot will help you tell it apart from a Nassau grouper; and so much more.
Written for the 16 million people who enjoy saltwater fishing, Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Saltwater Fish features: 227 of the most common saltwater fish Large, full-color illustrations to help you identify your catch Approachable organization in a compact, take-along size A comprehensive glossary that explains the terms used in the species profiles Overview and anatomy sections written in layman's terms Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Saltwater Fish is a must-have for any fan of America's favorite pastime: fishing.
About the Author
KEN SCHULTZ has been a staff fishing writer and editor for Field & Stream since 1973, where his feature articles and columns appear monthly. Schultz is a former frequent author of the Outdoors column in the New York Times. He has written sixteen books on sportfishing and angling travel topics, including the authoritative Ken Schultz's Fishing Encyclopedia. A widely traveled angler, Schultz is a former holder of seven line-class world records and was inducted into the Fishing Hall of Fame in 1998.