Local experts reveal the best locations and the best techniques
“Ron Presley’s book is as rewarding as a double hook-up: It provides valuable trip-planning suggestions that only local insiders can know, and it specifies the best tides, conditions, lures, baits, and techniques to land everything from sheepshead to sailfish just about anywhere on Florida’s East Coast.”—Doug Kelly, author of Florida’s Fishing Legends and Pioneers
“Provides solid source information for anglers of all abilities. If you’re traveling to Florida’s East Coast to fish, this book will give you a good starting point for inshore and offshore gamefish.”—Mike Holliday, USCG-licensed fishing guide and former editor, Florida Sportsman
Florida is famous for big catches: Atlantic sailfish at 116 pounds 10 ounces, Mako shark at 911 pounds 12 ounces, and goliath grouper at 680 pounds. Even light-tackle fish grow to enormous sizes: bonefish at 15 pounds 12 ounces, spotted seatrout at 17 pounds 7 ounces, and redfish at 52 pounds 5 ounces. Astoundingly, all of these record-setting fish were caught on conventional tackle in the waters off Florida’s East Coast.
Plenty more record fish are swimming the waters between the Georgia–Florida border and Biscayne Bay. Fishing these areas is what this book is all about.
Author and experienced fishing guide Ron Presley offers practical information to anglers of all skill levels and interests in this clear, concise guide. He provides the essential information anglers need both to have a successful excursion and to protect the fishing resource for future generations. Also featuring valuable contributions from 28 local guides and experts—all discussing the communities and waters they know best—this comprehensive book presents an impressive array of tips and techniques.
Whether you are interested in fishing inshore or offshore, this book is perfect for any angler looking to up the odds of landing fish on Florida’s East Coast!