17fish book review /mb twj
"The Great Minnesota Fish Book"
University of Minnesota Press
Hardcover, 154 pages
This handsome volume is neither fish nor fowl — it’s not aimed at anglers and it’s not an elaborate natural history of Minnesota’s native fish species. It’s simply a beautiful celebration of the fish, including King Walleye, who make the Land of 10,000 Lakes a fisherman’s paradise. More than 100 species are represented, from the lowly carp to the even more lowly sea lamprey, with insightful writing by Montana magazine editor Tom Dickson. The illustrations by Joseph R. Tomelleri look good enough to eat, or mount on your wall.
Did I mention it’s a perfect Christmas gift for the fishing nut in your family?
— Jay Furst, Post-Bulletin