Fish of Minnesota Field Guide
Fishing is a perfect outdoors activity for all ages and skill levels, and the Land of 10,000 Lakes is an angler’s paradise. Reel in your catches, and make identifying those fish a snap. Now in its second edition, the popular Fish of Minnesota field guide by Dave Bosanko features detailed information about 81 species of
When you’re not sure what you caught, grab the handy guide and narrow your choices by family. Then identify your prize with the intricately detailed fish illustrations. Further verify the type of fish using the “Similar Species” comparison features. Then read fascinating facts on spawning behavior, feeding habits, and more. Plus, match up your best catches against the state and North American records.
With inside information for locating fishing hotspots, this book is essential for every tackle box, beach bag, RV, and cabin. Its convenient size makes it perfect for the dock or boat.
How to use the book: The fish are organized by family, such as Catfish (Ictaluridae), Perch (Percidae), and Sunfish (Centrarchidae). Each family is then listed in alphabetical order. Within these families, individual species are arranged alphabetically by common name in their appropriate groups.
About the author: Dave Bosanko was born in Kansas and studied engineering before following his love of nature to degrees in biology and chemistry from Emporia State University. He spent 30 years as staff biologist at two of the University of Minnesota’s field stations. Though his training was in mammal physiology, Dave worked on a wide range of research projects, from fish, bird, and mammal population studies to experiments with biodiversity and prairie restoration.
An avid fisherman and naturalist, he has long enjoyed applying the fruits of his extensive field research to patterning fish location and behavior, and observing how these fascinating species interact with one another in the underwater web of life.
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