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Recommended Resources

Spring 2010 Fish

Resources about Fish

Print resources

Fish (DVD) Bill Nye "The Science Guy" (Disney Educational Productions, 2005)
Fish Watching: An Outdoor Guide to Freshwater Fishes by C. Lavett Smith (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1994)
National Audubon Society First Field Guide: Fishes by C. Lavett Smith (Scholastic Publishing, NY, 2000)
Pond Life: A Guide to Common Plants and Animals of North American Ponds and Lakes by George K. Reid (Golden Press, New York, 1987)

On the DEC Website:

Freshwater Fishes

DEC color brochures of New York wildlife, including fish

Resources about Fishing

Print resources

The Biggest Fish in the Lake by Margaret Carney (Kids Can Press, Toronto, Canada, 2001)
Getting Started: A Beginner's Guide to Freshwater Fishing by Gregory Kozlowski, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY
A Guide to Fresh and Salt-water Fishing by George S. Fichter and Phil Francis (Golden Press, New York, 1987)
The Kids' Book of Fishing by Michael J. Rosen (Workman Publishing Co. Inc., New York, 1991)
Sportfishing and Aquatic Resources Handbook by Bob Schmidt (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. Dubuque, Iowa, 1991)

Web Resources:

Fishing - DEC's gateway web page to fishing information and resources.

DEC-TV "Fishing for Bluefish" (Use the scroll bar on the right-hand side to watch "I FISH NY Program-New York City," "Urban Fishing in New York" and "Fly Fishing.")

"Take Me Fishing" from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (leaves the DEC website)

Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation - educational resources (leaves the DEC website)