Illinois’ anglers and naturalist will appreciate this handy guide to help them identify 64 species of freshwater fish. Whether it’s salmon brought to shore on Chicago’s Lake Michigan waterfront or bass or sunfishes pulled from streams flowing into the Mississippi or Ohio rivers, this guide describes any species likely to be caught by hook-and-line.
The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat and favorite baits for landing each species.
This 12-panel guide conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glovebox, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use durable lamination also makes it waterproof.
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Craig Springer is a biologist and writer, living in northern New Mexico.
Joseph Tomelleri graduated from Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS) in 1984 with a M.S. in biology. After working briefly as a field biologist, Joe took to illustrating fishes full time.
He has drawn scientific illustrations of more than 1000 fishes from actual specimens, most of which he has collected and photographed in the wild. His drawings have appeared in more than 750 publications.
He is a lousy photographer and races bicycles in his spare time. Joe lives in Leawood, Kansas with his wife Susan and their two sons—who rarely, if ever, listen to their mom and dad. www.americanfishes.com and www.fishmatrix.net