A HISTORY OF PUGET SOUND SALMON SPORTFISHING

Salmon fishing has been an integral part of Washington State's Puget Sound culture for centuries. Native Americans and immigrant commercial fishermen made their livelihoods there, and eventually sportfishermen enjoyed fishing in this beautiful inland sea. This book brings to life the history of salmon sportfishing on Puget Sound from the early 1900s into the new century. Includes information on salmon, bait fish, tackle, fishing methods, hot spots, manufacturers of tackle, boats, motors and accessories; boat houses and resorts, salmon derbies, clubs, legislation and regulation, personalities, books and magazines, news media, economics, cooking, and more. Paperback. 8.25" x 10.75". 240 pages, 196 black & white illustrations. 2nd edition 2013.

TACOMA TACKLE - MANUFACTURERS AND THEIR FISHING TACKLE FROM TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Puget Sound and the close proximity to two major rivers and other fishable waters was the inspiration for men to start fishing tackle companies in Tacoma. The men who founded sportfishing tackle businesses in Tacoma had several things in common; a love for the outdoors, a creative mind, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Many of their businesses never outgrew the family garage or basement, but they loved it as much as if they owned a large factory with many employees. A big part of this book is the story of those men, which will give you a better idea of what is behind their fishing tackle. Also includes information on collectible lures such as Mac's Squid, Carr's, Schroeder's, Zimmy, Krilich Killer, Spin-in Herry, Spin-in Minny, Salmon King, Witch Doctor, Aron and many others. Over 30 companies including Les Davis, Pop Geer, Zak, Tradewinds, Al Lundemo, Art Ullis, Big Al's, Vandes, Graham, Boyle's and Bentz. Paperback. 8 1/2" x 11". 240 pages, 570 color photos/illustrations. First edition 2011.