This should prove a bible for fishermen, particularly for those who rank fishing for base even above trout fishing. Bergman speaks with authority of experience:- he has fished for bas from Texas to Canada, from Florida to Vermont, from the Delaware to California waters. Half of his book is made up of personal reminiscences. But the most important half -- to the serious fisherman -- is technical and relates itself to the detailed analysis of all types of fishing for bass, from the lowly worm fishing, through minnows, heligramites, crawfish, plug, artificial fly (wet and dry), etc. Tackle, whether for ba casting, still fishing or fly rod; and how to use it to best advantage. The minuti of types of rods, real and line, leaders, sinkers, floats, spoons, books; tools, , There seems -- to the uninitiate -- a complete and objectively considered coverage. All charged with the contagion of his enthusiasm. The author is one of the outstanding authorities.