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2017 Cook County Map

Order a Cook County Map and Business Directory for your next trip up the shore.
$2.00 each. Includes shipping & handling.

Front-Cover-only-croppedWhere the Fish Are!

Cook County, Minnesota

Cook County is justly famed for its quality fishing. From wilderness waters teeming with trophy walleyes to secluded ponds stocked with brook trout, this county provides wonderful fishing opportunities. Lake trout, smallmouth bass, walleyes, northern pike, black crappies, yellow perch, whitefish, muskies and stream trout swim in the county’s lakes. This book tells you where to find them. Where The Fish Are! Cook County, Minnesota is a guide to 366 lakes with data about the fish species and population status, public access and acreage. Contour maps for 68 popular fishing lakes are included. $14.95

WaterfallsFrontCover-5-2015-200x300New Edition! Waterfalls of Minnesota’s North Shore

Join Eve and Gary Wallinga on the trails that lead to the magnificent waterfalls of Lake Superior’s North Shore. From the St. Louis River in Jay Cooke State Park to the Pigeon River on the Canadian border, and now, in this new and expanded edition, they go beyond the North Shore to northern Wisconsin and across the border to Ontario. Maps and directions to over 150 waterfalls are included in this unique guide. From highway waysides to invigorating day-hikes, Waterfalls of Minnesota’s North Shore And More offers waterfall experiences for everyone who enjoys the splashing splendor of Lake Superior’s tributary river and streams. Let the Wallingas be your guides to new North Shore adventures! $19.95

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald:

The Legendary Great Lakes Disaster

By Elle Andra-Warner

Under a gloomy sky one devastating day in November, 1975, Edmund Fitzgerald suddenly surrendered to ferocious gale-force winds, plunging to the bottom of Lake Superior, leaving no survivors. This haunting tale looks back to one of the most legendary, mysterious, and controversial shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. In the epic battle between humans and nature, the outcome is often tragic and humbling. $9.95

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Superior Seasons: Life on a Northern Coastsuperior_seasons-smi

Join Shawn Perich on the North Shore of Lake Superior where everyday experiences, from an encounter with a curious coyote to a wilderness search for a lost hiker, are the stuff of adventure. Whether he is fly-fishing for brook trout, playing hide-and-seek with fox pups, or being outwitted by wily whitetails, his lively stories appeal to a wide range of readers. Wildlife illustrations by legendary Ely artist and writer Bob Cary complement the text. $14.95

Fly-flyfishingnorthcountryFishing the North Country

Experienced anglers and novices alike will find the information they need to fly-fish for brook trout, northern pike, whitefish, and other north-country fish. Fly-fishing experts share advice on fly selection and fishing tactics. The book concludes with more than 60 flies specially designed for fishing success in northern lakes and streams $15.95

Backro5085ads of Minnesota

Shawn Perich and photographer Gary Alan Nelson teamed up to produce this best-selling guide to Minnesota’s best backroads destinations. Stunning photographs of Minnesota’s varied landscape are accompanied an informative narrative that leads the reader to the best scenery, parks, refuges, and historic sites. $19.95

Whitetail Hunting

The complete guide to hunting North America’s most popular game animal. Everything hunters need to know about whitetail habits, hunting tactics, equipment, and more, with color photographs and diagrams. $21.95

Catchpanfishbooking Panfish

If you want to catch bigger panfish, Catching Panfish shows you how. Whether you fish from shore, boat, or float, you will find time-tested, invaluable advice. With more than 150 photos, charts, and illustrations, this book is your guide to catching more–and bigger-panfish. $22

The Nortn_ontariobookhern Ontario Outdoor Guide

By Shawn Perich and Gord Ellis

An indispensable guide for anyone planning to explore northern Ontario. Solid information about where to find trophy muskies, walleyes, pike, lake trout, and smallmouth bass. Packed with fishing tips. Everything you need to plan a successful fishing or hunting trip. $8.95

FishingFishing_book Lake Superior

The complete angler’s guide to fishing Lake Superior. Provides proven tactics for catching steelhead, lake trout, salmon, and walleye, as well as accurate information for boaters, shorecasters, and stream anglers. $15.95

The North Shore: A Four-Season Guide to Minnesota’s Favorite Destination

Exploring the scenic splendor of Minnesota’s famous North Shore, this milepost guide leads readers to dozens of special places along the 150-mile coast from Duluth to the Canadian border, including seven state parks, historic sites, waterfalls, quaint communities and wilderness trails. Fascinating details of the history, the people and the events on the Shore offer a multitude of vacation planning options. $18.95