Outdoors: Bussolini book on fishing

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mooresville resident offers tips on science, sport of fishing Fishermen often have tips and secrets passed down through generations. While these traditions may be meaningful, there is a good chance they have nothing to do with catching bigger or more fish.
In his new book, “Freshwater Fighters: The Science of Catching Bigger Fish” (published by AuthorHouse), seasoned fisherman Jake Bussolini offers fishing enthusiasts of all ages a complete guide to success that is based on science.
“Freshwater Fighters” reveals the best fishing tactics based on a rule hunters have followed since the beginning: understand the prey. Rather than spend a fortune on new equipment, Bussolini suggests anglers use proven, research-based methods and techniques. He details successful strategies and debunks popular myths that have driven the habits of fishermen for generations.
Readers learn how to catch some of the best freshwater fighting fish, including striper, catfish, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye and lake trout. Bussolini’s techniques, which apply to all freshwater fish, are taken from years of personal experience and extensive research.
One unique feature of the book is Bussolini’s focus on sonar fish finders as effective tools. His conclusions are supported by hundreds of photographs and illustrations that assist readers in recognizing images produced by common sonar equipment. “Freshwater Fighters” also includes two interviews with fishing professionals and reference charts readers can use to determine bait depth in relation to cast distance and boat speed.
Bussolini, 72, is an engineer by trade and learned to fish from his father when he was 6 years old. More information is available at www.FreshwaterFighters.com.