By John Ostapkovich
YARDLEY, Pa. (CBS) – Millions of Americans fish, often with techniques handed down for generations. A Yardley resident is the lead author of a book that aims to be the one-stop source for angler knowledge.READ MORE: Flyers' Keith Yandle Ties Doug Jarvis' NHL Iron Man Streak At 964 Straight Games
The Total Fishing Manual, from Joe Cermele and the editors of Field and Stream Magazine, contains more than 300 illustrated topics from the best lures to making an artsy print from your catch.
“This book is probably 50-50 content that has run in the magazine plus I added a lot of new content that had never been published in our magazine before to create what we feel is the most up-to-date fishing book that really caters to anglers of any level,” says Cermele.READ MORE: Nicholas Bednarek Identified As Man Killed In Cheltenham Crash That Injured 4 Other Teens
Broadly, it focuses on tools, techniques and tactics, all in a water-resistant, heavily indexed package that you might have right next to you in the boat or on the bank.
Sprinkled throughout are instructions for preparing your catch for cooking; not everything involves rod and reel. There’s also a section on bow fishing for leaping silver carp.MORE NEWS: Police Believe Suburban Philadelphia Homes Being Targeted By Organized Theft Ring: 'You Don't Think Of It Happening Here'