A comprehensive guide to more than fifty common fishes of the Great Lakes
The Great Lakes are home to an impressive variety of fish. The Guide to Great Lakes Fishes describes sixty-two of the region's most commonly found species, from giants like the sturgeon all the way down to the minnows and shiners, some of the Lakes' smallest residents.
Beautiful color illustrations accompany color photographs and line drawings to highlight distinguishing characteristics of each fish alongside quick facts about distribution, diet, behavior, and conservation status. Informative essays on the natural history, adaptations, and characteristics of Great Lakes fishes are also included, as well as detailed diagrams of the aquatic habitats and food chains within the Lakes. This is a must-have guide for every angler, fishery or wildlife professional, and conservationist. The paperback edition is printed on waterproof paper.
The University of Michigan Press worked in collaboration with Michigan Sea Grant on the development of this guidebook, the second in a series of books about the Great Lakes coast.
"Just as people who go to a ballpark purchase programs to identify the players, people who go fishing in the Great Lakes will need this book to identify their catches. Smith is a long time, well-known student of these fishes, and his small book is easy to carry while fishing. Damstra's color illustrations of each species and the photographs of fishes likely to be confused with the species covered on each pair of pages are excellent."
—D. Bardack, emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago
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