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Black Bass Where to catch them in quantity within an hour's ride from New York   By: (1862-1917)

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In "Black Bass: Where to Catch Them in Quantity Within an Hour's Ride from New York," Charles Barker Bradford provides a comprehensive guide for anglers seeking to reel in the prized black bass. With his extensive knowledge and years of experience, Bradford takes readers on a journey through various fishing spots, all conveniently within an hour's drive from New York City.

The book starts off with a brief introduction to black bass, their habits, and the equipment required for a successful fishing trip. Bradford's expertise shines through as he delves into the intricacies of successful bass fishing techniques, providing useful tips on bait selection, casting methods, and reeling in the catch.

One of the book's standout features is its well-structured organization. Bradford divides the fishing spots based on their proximity to New York City, making it easy for anglers to plan their outings. Each location is thoroughly described, including detailed maps, driving directions, and even information on nearby facilities such as parking and accommodation.

One aspect that sets this book apart is its focus on finding areas where black bass can be caught in large quantities. Bradford provides valuable insights on the best times to visit each location, ensuring that readers can maximize their chances of an abundant catch. Additionally, the author shares his personal anecdotes and stories from each spot, creating an engaging reading experience that is not limited to mere fishing instructions.

While the book certainly caters to seasoned anglers, Bradford's writing style makes it accessible to beginners as well. He explains even the most intricate fishing techniques in a clear and concise manner, and his enthusiasm for the sport is evident on every page. Bradford's love for black bass fishing is infectious, leaving readers eager to hit the waters and test his strategies firsthand.

However, it is worth noting that some readers may find the book lacking in terms of showcasing diversity in fishing spots. Given the plethora of locations available within an hour's drive of New York, it would have been beneficial for Bradford to include a wider range of options. Nevertheless, the locations covered in the book are undoubtedly rich in bass populations, ensuring an exciting and productive fishing experience.

In conclusion, "Black Bass: Where to Catch Them in Quantity Within an Hour's Ride from New York" is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in black bass fishing near New York City. With its expert advice, detailed maps, and engaging storytelling, Charles Barker Bradford equips anglers with the tools they need to find success and satisfaction on their fishing expeditions. Whether a novice or an experienced angler, readers will find this book to be an essential addition to their fishing library.

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Best Methods and Baits fully treated upon, with salient Practical Hints upon choice of Rods and Tackle.

Weather Prognostications and Atmospheric Influences Reviewed.

[Illustration (handwriting): Charles Barker Bradford]


Copyright, 1888, W. P. Pond & Co.

Let me live harmlessly, and near the brink Of Trent or Avon have a dwelling place: Where I may see my fly or cork down sink, With eager bite of pike, or bass, or dace, And on the world and my Creator think: While some men strive ill gotten goods t'embrace: And others spend their time in base excess Of wine, or worse, in war or wantonness. Let them that will, these pastimes still pursue, And on such pleasing fancies feed their fill, So I the fields and meadows green may view, And daily by fresh rivers walk at will.

Ancient Angler.

[Illustration: Black Bass Fishing]

There is probably no more welcome news for one fond of black bass fishing than a description and general details of where good sport may be had; and when the individual is a unit in the population of a large city and suddenly learns that this is obtainable within an easy distance, the information is worth its weight in gold, in his estimation, if in no one else's... Continue reading book >>

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