The Saltwater Angler's Guide to Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida

The Saltwater Angler's Guide to Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida

by Tommy L. Thompson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813042084
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 10/28/2012
Series: Wild Florida Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 820,815
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tommy L. Thompson is the former president of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, and currently contributes to Florida Sportsman and Shallow Water Angler magazines. The author of The Saltwater Angler’s Guide to Florida’s Big Bend and Emerald Coast, he is a licensed USCG charter boat captain and an active saltwater fishing guide on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Date of Birth:

July 3, 1919

Date of Death:


Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Destinations

1 Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida 7

2 The Upper Suncoast-Hernando and Pasco Counties 9

3 Tarpon Springs and North Pinellas County 28

4 St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula 53

5 Old Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay, and the Bay's Eastern Shore 78

6 Manatee and Sarasota Counties-The Gateway to Tropical Florida 97

7 Charlotte Harbor and Her Gulf Islands 127

8 Fort Myers, Estero, Sanibel, and Captiva 162

9 Naples, Marco, and the Ten Thousand Islands 196

Part 2 Practical Matters

10 It's All About the Fish… 233

11 …And How to Catch Them 263

Acknowledgments 345

Recommended Reading 347

Index 349

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