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General Information

Name:  Art Reid  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1927 Urbana, Il.

Died: 2005 in Spokane, Wash.

-- Art Reid on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Reid has a column in the Southern Illinoisan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Art Reid is a naturalist and local historian.

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Titles At Your Library

Fishing Southern Illinois (Shawnee Books)
ISBN: 0809312948

Southern Illinois University Press. 1986

“Now, let’s find out where those fish are and how to catch a few,” says Art Reid in his Preface.

And that is the essence of this comprehensive guide to fishing in Southern Illinois. In the colorful language of one who has fished the waters and swapped tales over many a campfire, Reid draws upon more than 25 years of experience fishing the United States and several foreign countries.

Liberally spiced with anecdotes, this book tells not only where the fish are and how to catch them but who catches them: no history of fishing in Southern Illinois would be complete without an abundance of profiles of the colorful people who for years have been dedicated anglers. The stories are fun and related with verve, the people fascinating, and the information as com­plete as a fisherman could find anywhere.