Louis Bignami

Editor/Publisher of Fine Fishing, Fine Travel Internet Magazines

Louis Bignami has fished for 50 years and written several thousand articles and columns about food, fishing, travel and the outdoors full-time since 1969. His more than 35 books include Stories Behind Record Fish, Live Bait Tactics, Country Towns of Northern California and a couple of dozen others. He's sold several thousand photos, articles and columns to most US and many offshore markets. This followed a career which included field archeology, banking and law. He has taught writing at several California and Idaho colleges and for the Writer's Digest School and given writing seminars for a variety of markets.

A native Californian, he now lives in Moscow, Idaho "a quiet college town half way between the 20 pound B-run steelhead in the Clearwater River and the 20 pound northern pike and landlocked salmon in Lake Coeur d'Alene." He's editor and publisher of Fine Fishing Magazine, writes travel and food columns for Stratos and Gulf Coast Fisherman and others. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers of America, Author's Guild, International Food, Wine and Travel Writer's Association and has won writing and photo awards.


  • Wit & Wisdom of Fishing (co-author)
  • Funny lines and fishy advice from a host of sources.
  • California: 88 Great Vacations and Easy Outings
  • Hike, bike, blade, float, ski, or drive your way through the natural and manmade wonder of California--in this adventure-packed guide
  • 52 Northern California Weekends
  • A seasonal approach to experience dozens of get-aways in wonderful Northern California.
  • Country Towns of Northern California
  • Join Lou Bignami as he explores his favorite 16 Northern California country towns.
  • Live Bait Tactics
  • See exactly how to rig and use all sorts of live baits in freshwater.
  • Stories Behind Record Fish
  • Real, and some bogus, fishing records detailed
  • Just Wild Ducks
  • 25 top recipes for ducks
  • Just Pheasants
  • 25 pheasant recipes
  • The Generic Gourmet Fish Cookbook -- with Annette Bignami
  • 110 of the finest fish and shellfish recipes in the world.