The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: Fishing

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Based on sales from over 300 independent booksellers across American over the last eight weeks.

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(Editor's note: For the best and funniest novel about family and fishing -- and the debate between fly vs. bait -- don't miss David James Duncan's The River Why. As funny as any Tom Robbins. Check it out.)

1. The Longest Silence: A Life in Fishing
Thomas McGuane (Vintage, $13 paper, 0679777571)
2. Fishing: An Angler's Dictionary
Henry Beard and Roy McKie (Workman, $7.95 paper, 0761126422)
3. Think Like a Fish: The Lure and Lore of America's Legendary Bass Fisherman Tom Mann and Tom Carter (Broadway Books, $22.95, 076790995X)
4. Fishing for Dummies (Miniature Edition)
Peter Kaminsky (Running Press, $4.95, 0762406321)
5. The Fly Fisherman's Guide to the Meaning of Life: What a Lifetime on the Water Has Taught Me About Love, Work, Food, Sex, and Getting Up Early
Peter Kaminsky (Rodale Press, $14.95 paper, 157954584X)
6. Basic Essentials: Fly Fishing
Michael Rutter (Globe Pequot, $7.95 paper, 0762709553)
7. Essential Trout Flies
Dave Hughes (Stackpole Books, $19.95 paper, 0811727483)
8. New Encyclopedia of Fishing: The Complete Guide to the Fish, Tackle & Techniques of Fresh & Saltwater Angling
Peter Gathercole et al. (Dorling Kindersley, $40, 0789483998)
9. Lines of the Water: A Fly-Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi
David Adams Richards (Arcade Publishing, $24.95, 1559706341)
10. Fly Fishing for Dummies
Peter Kaminsky (Hungry Minds/Wiley, $21.99 paper, 076455073X)
11. A Crew of One: The Odyssey of a Solo Marlin Fisherman
Carlos Benitos (Jeremy P. Tarcher, $23.95, 1585421545)
12. Fishing for Dummies
Peter Kaminsky (Hungry Minds/Wiley, $21.95 paper, 0764550284)
13. Field & Stream: The Complete Fisherman
Leonard M. Wright et al. (Lyons Press, $19.95 paper, 1585743143)
14. The Quotable Fisherman
Edited by Nick Lyons (Lyons Press, $9.95 paper, 158574543X)
15. Freshwater Fishing Tips and Techniques
Gene Kugach (Stackpole Books, $12.95 paper, 0811727653)

For this week's companion list, Nautical Interest, click here.