Page for rainbow page, this superb guide can't be matched for adventure, discovery or sheer beauty by any book of the season. . . if you're an angler. Each chapter is devoted to a separate freshwater fish and each is written by a great angler from Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield and by leading newspaper columnists. Somehow every contributor -- whether he's writing about Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge or Steelhead, among others -- is thrilled to the bone by his fish and thinks it ""pound for pound"" the gamest, most explosive, tailwalkingest fish on the continent. The book is specially good on practical matters such as equipment and finding and catching your fish. The chapter on the Pacific Salmon reads like Sir Thomas Browne: ""Adorned in their death masks, the hook-jawed males and plump-bellied females ripe with spawn begin their grueling ascent to the higher reaches of the same river in which they once frolicked as fingerling salmon in quiet pools and oxygen-rich riffles.