How To Use This Book About Wisconsin Fish Frequently Asked Questions Map Resources Fish Names Fun With Fish Fish Management Catch-And-Release Length-To-Weight Ratios Record Fish Wisconsin State Record Fish Fish Consumption Advisories Fish Diseases Fish Anatomy Sample Page Bowfin Family Catfish Family Cod Family Drum Family Eel Family Gar Family Herring Family Lamprey Family Minnow Family Mooneye Family Paddlefish Family Perch Family Pike Family Salmon Family Sculpin Family Silverside Family Smelt Family Stickleback Family Sturgeon Family Sucker Family Sunfish Family Temperate Bass/Striped Bass Family Trout-Perch Family Glossary Primary References Index About the Author
Dave Bosanko was born in Kansas and studied engineering before following his love of nature to degrees in biology and chemistry from Emporia State University. He spent thirty years as staff biologist at two of the University of Minnesota's field stations. Though his training was in mammal physiology, Dave worked on a wide range of research projects ranging from fish, bird, and mammal population studies to experiments with biodiversity and prairie restoration. An avid fisherman and naturalist, he has long enjoyed applying the fruits of his extensive field research to patterning fish location and behavior, and observing how these fascinating species interact with one another in the underwater web of life.
FISH OF WISCONSIN FIELD GUIDE by Dave Bosanko, Adventure Publications, Cambridge, MN, 170 pages, $12.95. Anglers will love this waterproof guide to 76 Wisconsin fish. The book fits easily in a jacket pocket or tacklebox. To identify a catch, start by matching it to one of the family silhouettes in the table of contents. From the family entries, pick the species from a series of two-page spreads that include color illustrations, keys to distinguish your fish from similar species, other common names and natural history information like habitat, range, food, reproduction, average 'size and state records. There's a nice glossary and the index is cross-referenced so if you know your fish by another name, you can easily find its scientific name. The author prefaces the book with illustrations of fish anatomy, photos of fish diseases, frequently asked questions and interesting fish facts like how to estimate your fish's weight if you know its length and girth. Looking for a unique Valentine gift for your favorite angler? This is it!--Kathryn A Kahler"Wisconsin Natural Resources" (02/01/2008)