South East Guide to Saltwater Fishing and Boating

South East Guide to Saltwater Fishing and Boating

by Vin Sparano, Vin T. Sparano


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070598928
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/1995
Edition description: REV
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Vin T. Sparano, editor of Outdoor Life, has fished the entire globe. His interest in the outdoors has blended perfectly with his long career at Outdoor Life, which began in 1960. A long-standing member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Sparano is editor of Northeast Guide to Saltwater Fishing & Boating, Second Edition, and author of The Outdoor Sportsman's Illustrated Dictionary, The American Fisherman's Fresh and Saltwater Guide, and the Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia. When not fishing, he lives in Fairfield, New Jersey.

Table of Contents



Part 1: Fishing the Southeast, A Regional Guide

Chapter 1. False Cape, Virginia to Altamaha Sound, Georgia

False Cape to Diamond Shoals

Diamond Shoals to New River

New River to Ocean Forest

Ocean Forest to Altamaha Sound

Fishing Regulations

Fishing Access

Fishing by Season in North Carolina

Fishing by Season in South Carolina

Fishing by Season in Georgia

Fishing Records

Locating Charter, Party, or Rental Boats

State Agencies

Tips from the Experts

King of the Capes, by Eric Burnley; Virginia is for Cobia, by Jan Fogt; Specs and Spot-Tails, by Joe Malat

Chapter 2. Altamaha Sound, Georgia, to Fort Pierce Inlet, Florida

Altamaha Sound to Nassau Sound

Nassau Sound to Matanzas Inlet

Matanzas River to Mosquito Lagoon

Mosquito Lagoon to Eau Gallie

Melbourne to Fort Pierce Inlet

Fishing Regulations

Fishing Access

Fishing Records

State Agencies

Tips from the Experts

Cruising Florida's East Coast from Jacksonville to Miami, by Herb Allen; Seasons of the Surf, by Bob McNally; Make it Snappy, Group!, by Capt. Frank Bolin; Hoos on First?, by Herb Allen; Indian River Draws Anglers' Attention, by Herb Allen; Dolphin Are Tops on Florida's Atlantic Coast, by Herb Allen; Deadly Lures for Sea Trout, by Bob McNally; Different Lines for Different Conditions, by Lefty Kreh; Florida's Redfish Roundup, by Doug Olander; Party Boat Fishing--Good, Better, Best, by Ross Parsons

Chapter 3. St. Lucie Inlet to the Dry Tortugas, Florida

St. Lucie Inlet to Boynton Beach Inlet

Boynton Beach Inlet to Government Cut

Government cut, Miami Beach, to Key Largo

Marquesas to the Dry Tortugas

Fishing Regulations

South Florida Fishing Access

Fishing Records

Master Guides

State Agencies

Tips from the Experts

Sailing Along on Florida's Atlantic Coast, by Herb Allen; Mad Man Fishing, by Herb Allen; Medley in Hobe Sound, by George Poveromo; Florida's Silver Prince, by Jody Moore; Cash in on Florida's Fishing Opportunities, by Herb Allen; Baffling Barnacles, a Bane or Blessing?, by Herb Allen; A Guide to the Keys, by Capt. Jim Sharpe; Backcountry: Fishing the Fabulous Flats, by Capt. Buddy LaPointe; Party Boats: There's Economy in Numbers, by Capt. Walt Mason; Bad Weather Bones, by Capt. Buddy LaPointe

Chapter 4. Florida's Gulf Coast

Fish and Fishing

Fishing Regulations

Fishing Access

Fishing Records

Locating Party, Charter, or Rental Boats

Gulf Coast Master Guides

State Agencies

Tips from the Experts

Tide and Current Are Key Elements to Saltwater Fish Success, by Herb Allen; Sawgrass Snook, by Bill AuCoin; Amberjack Grow Big in Florida, by Herb Allen; Grouper Lively in Skinny Water, by Herb Allen; Way Down on the Suwannee River, by Herb Allen; A Mighty Big Little River, by Herb Allen; Cold-Weather Grouper, by Herb Allen; Sheepies Are Aqua Thieves, by Herb Allen; Here's the Point, by Herb Allen

Chapter 5. Commonly Caught Fish, Including an Angler's Guide to Sharks

Part 2: Fishing and Boating Techniques and Gear

Chapter 6. Tackle

Trolling Reels

Trolling Rods

Casting and Boat Reels

Csting and Boat Rods

How to Set Drag

Care and Repair of Fishing Tackle

Rod-Wrapping Tricks of the Trade

Selecting the Tip Top and Other Guides

Selecting Rod Ferrules

Spacing of Rod Guides

Chapter 7. Lines, Leaders, and Hooks

Line Types



Tips from the Experts

Braided Fishing Line, by Vin Sparano

Chapter 8. Baits and Lures

How to Catch Bait and Keep It Fresh

Artificial Lures

Tips from the Experts

The Candy Man, by Jerry Gibbs

Chapter 9. Rigs

Swivels, Sinkers, Floats


Chapter 10. Saltwater Fishing Techniques

Water Temperature and Fish

Tips from the Experts

Mark Sosin's Top Tips for Chumming Reefs and Wrecks; Reading the Ocean, by Ed Jaworoski; Salt Water Sportsman's Guide to Releasing Fish, by Tom Richardson; Saltwater Fly Fishing with Lefty Kreh, by Gary Diamond; Bottom Bouncing, by Mark Sosin and George Poveromo; Fishing by the Birds, by Al Ristori; A Guide to Offshore Fish-Fighting Teamwork, by George Poveromo

Chapter 11. Safe Boating

Important Equipment

Outboard Motor Troubleshooting Checklist

Safe Boating Procedures

Tips from the Experts

Taking Your Small Boat Offshore, by Capt. John N. Raguso; Why Boats Sink, by Vin Sparano; Why Boats Blow Up, by Vin Sparano; Man Overboard!, by Vin Sparano; Stormy Weather for Captains, by Vn Saprano; How Not to Get Seasick, by Vin Sparano; Get Ready for Hurricanes, by Vin Sparano

Chapter 12. Electronics

Signaling the Future

Chapter 13. From Hook to Table: Field Care and Nutrition

Field Care and Dressing Fish

Fish Cooking Tips


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