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

Foreword


Preface


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


Leaders


Hooks


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


Knots


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


Index

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