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Joseph Tomelleri

About Joseph Tomelleri

Joe was graduated from Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS) in l984 with a M.S. in biology. After working briefly as a field biologist, Joe took to illustrating fishes full time.

He has drawn scientific illustrations of more than 1000 fishes from actual specimens, most of which he has collected and photographed in the wild. His drawings have appeared in more than 750 publications.

He is a lousy photographer and races bicycles in his spare time. Joe lives in Leawood, Kansas with his wife Susan and their two sons—who rarely, if ever, listen to their mom and dad. www.americanfishes.com and www.fishmatrix.net

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Freshwater Fishes of Michigan

Freshwater Fishes of Michigan
ISBN: 978-1-943334-46-9
Authors: Craig Springer and Joseph R. Tomelleri

Anglers and outdoorsmen will enjoy this the handy field guide to help them identify 64 species of freshwater fish found in Michigan. Whether it’s northern pike in the UP or brook trout in the mitten or any number of colorful fishes found in creeks and ponds, this guide describes any species likely to be caught by hook-and-line. The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat and favorite baits for landing each species.

This 12-panel guide conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glovebox, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use durable lamination also makes it waterproof.

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Freshwater Fishes of Indiana

Freshwater Fishes of Indiana
ISBN: 978-1-943334-44-5
Authors: Craig Springer and Joseph R. Tomelleri

Hoosier outdoorsmen and anglers will enjoy this handy field guide to help them identify 64 species of freshwater fish found in Indiana. Whether it’s salmon from Lake Michigan or sunfishes in creeks feeding the Ohio River, this guide describes any species likely to be caught by hook-and-line. The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat and favorite baits for landing each species.

This 12-panel guide conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glovebox, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use durable lamination also makes it waterproof.

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Freshwater Fishes of Illinois

Freshwater Fishes of Illinois
ISBN: 978-1-943334-43-8
Authors: Craig Springer and Joseph R. Tomelleri

Illinois’ anglers and naturalist will appreciate this handy guide to help them identify 64 species of freshwater fish. Whether it’s salmon brought to shore on Chicago’s Lake Michigan waterfront or bass or sunfishes pulled from streams flowing into the Mississippi or Ohio rivers, this guide describes any species likely to be caught by hook-and-line. The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat and favorite baits for landing each species.

This 12-panel guide conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glovebox, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use durable lamination also makes it waterproof.

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Freshwater Fishes of Wisconsin

Freshwater Fishes of Wisconsin
ISBN: 978-1-943334-50-6
Authors: Craig Springer and Joseph R. Tomelleri

Wisconsin has water and it has freshwater fishes—64 species that anglers might catch by hook-and-line. Whether is salmon from the Great Lakes or colorful sunfishes from streams feeding the Mississippi River, this guide describes any species likely to be caught throughout the state. The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat and favorite baits for landing each species.

This 12-panel guide conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glovebox, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use durable lamination also makes it waterproof.

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Freshwater Fishes of Minnesota

Freshwater Fishes of Minnesota
ISBN: 978-1-943334-47-6
Authors: Craig Springer and Joseph R. Tomelleri

Minnesota has 10,000 lakes—and 64 species of freshwater fish that anglers might catch by hook-and-line. Whether it’s salmon from the Great Lakes, bass from ponds or colorful sunfishes from streams throughout the state, this guide describes any species likely to be caught by hook-and-line. The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat and favorite baits for landing each species.

This 12-panel guide conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glovebox, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use durable lamination also makes it waterproof.

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