Secrets of Bottom Fishing


75 pages
Contains Illustrations
ISBN 0-88839-136-6





John A. Moldenhauer was Collections Librarian at the University of Guelph, Ontario.


At times there seem to be more of these specialized guidebooks than there are fish in the sea, but that is no real criticism. This book is well organized and the line drawings depicting the various rigs and hardware are clean and easy to follow. Hooking methods for the various baits are particularly accurate and concise. The text is straightforward and basic and the illustrations are well placed in relation to it. Although specialized in the sense that it deals with only one kind of fishing, this is still a beginners’ guide, intended exclusively for the tyro rather than the accomplished old salt. As such it is a worthy effort.



Garibaldi, Lou, “Secrets of Bottom Fishing,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 18, 2024,