(Note: Secrets from Florida’s Master Anglers was awarded Best Outdoor Book by the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association in October of 2010. SEOPA is an organization of outdoor writers covering 14 southeastern states.)
Secrets from Florida’s Master Anglers offer both tourists and natives a fishing resource like no other. The author conducted privileged interviews with 20 of the state’s top charter-boat captains. Several of them guide the waters of Florida’s east coast. The result is a collection of tips and techniques sure to make your next fishing trip a success.
Throughout the book, anecdotes and stores form these master fishing guides bring the lessons of the book to life.
Capt. Tom Van Horn guides in the north Indian River, Banana River, including the No-motor Zone and in the Atlantic Ocean outside Port Canaveral. He has plenty of tips to share for all those fisheries.
Capt. Chris Myers, an Orlando based guide is an expert sightfishing captain specializing in Mosquito Lagoon redfish. His tips will sure help put more redfish in the boat.
Nearshore Atlantic fishing is a specialty of Capt. Keith Kalbfleisch. His tips will instruct even the small boat operators on how to catch trophy fish in sight of Cocoa Beach.
Well known Florida outdoor writer Frank Sargeant had this to say about the book. “Overall this is a great guidebook for anyone interested in getting started in saltwater fishing, and even those who have been at it for years can’t help but learn plenty form its pages.”
The book reveals the secrets of choosing the right equipment, using bait and tackle, artificial lures, proper casting, the art of landing the big one and much more. He explains the key differences between fishing from shore or boat, good manners for the angler, and insights into hiring a captain who’ll give you the adventure of a lifetime. Topics on conservation are covered too.
Find the book at local tackle shops and book stores, Amazon.com and from major national booksellers. You can also support recreational fishing in Florida by obtaining the book through the Snook Foundation by clicking here.
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