This vintage work contains a comprehensive guide to catching bass, pike, perch, and other game fishes of America. Within this volume are included all of the game-fishes of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains - except the salmons and trouts, and the tarpon, jewfish, and other fishes of large size, which are described in other volumes of this series. For each type of fish included in this guide, information is given concerning its identification, the type of rod needed, special methods and techniques required, and any other information that may be conducive to successfully catching it. The chapters of this book include: 'The Sunfish Family (Centrarchidæ)', 'The Bass Family (Serranidæ)', 'The Bass Family (Serranidæ)', 'The Pike Family (Esocidæ)', 'The Perch Family (Percidæ)', 'The Grayling Family (Thymallidæ)', et cetera. This book is being republished with a new prefatory introduction on the history of fishing.