The Saltwater Angler's Guide to Florida's Big Bend and Emerald Coast

Tommy L. Thompson
Foreword by M. Timothy O'Keefe

Details: 368 pages    5.5 x 8.5
Paper: $22.50   ISBN 13: 978-0-8130-3338-9   
Pubdate: 4/5/2009
Series: Wild Florida
Review(s): 2 available

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A comprehensive travel guide for fishing Florida's Gulf Coast

"Thompson provides anglers headed for Florida's Big Bend and Emerald Coast an unlimited trip ticket to nearshore and offshore fishing adventures. Seasoned with insight and know-how, if this book were alive it would be a member of the Florida Guides Association."--Steve Kearl

"Comprehensive and up-to-date information for anglers and their families on exactly where to go and how to catch lots of fish and have lots of fun."—Russ Roy

Whether you're an experienced angler looking for a new fishing spot or a newcomer to the sport just testing out the waters, everything you need for the perfect saltwater fishing trip is in this book. The Saltwater Angler's Guide to Florida's Big Bend and Emerald Coast explores all the inshore and offshore fishing locales from Pensacola to Homosassa--with GPS coordinates so you'll never get lost!

Seasoned fisherman and licensed charter boat captain Tommy Thompson offers insider information on techniques and equipment to make the most of each trip. And, in case you and your boat trailer are far from home, Thompson recommends lodging, restaurants, bait and tackle shops, marinas, and local fishing guides for each area. In addition to pinpointing locations to find the biggest fish, he also provides a list of artificial reefs and information on scalloping, the Big Bend's alternative to South Florida's lobster season.

From on-the-water etiquette to fishing regulations, from fish species to tackle and rigging, Thompson covers every subject of concern to both pro and novice anglers. The only reason you’ll put this book down is because it's not waterproof.

Tommy L. Thompson is a licensed USCG charter boat captain and fishing guide on Florida's Gulf Coast and executive director of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association.


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