Some of the best surfcasting in the world happens not on a beach, but along the banks of the uniquely positioned Cape Cod Canal. Seven miles long and 480 feet wide, the Cape Cod Canal, connecting Buzzard's Bay to the south and west and Cape Cod Bay to the north and east, offers the striped bass fisherman unparalleled opportunities - a fishery unlike any to be found, on any coast.
The paths to successful fishing in this unique environment are fully explained in Fishing The Cape Cod Canal. One key to fishing the Canal is knowing the tides and how they will affect the fishery. Another is understanding the migration patterns of the striped bass. A third is perceiving how adaptations in traditional fishing tackle - rods, reels, and line - must be made. Yet another is developing awareness of which lures catch fish, and how those lures are best manipulated.
All these issues, and more, are fully explored in this exceptional book. Welcome to "the Ditch," and to the storied locations on its banks: The Power Plant, Pip's Rip, The Dolphin's, The Cribbin, The Herring Run, Mass Maritime, Bell Road, The Stone Church, Murderer's Row, and more.
Fishing The Cape Cod Canal will get any surfcaster, from seasoned pro to brand-new angler, up and running and catching fish.
Fishing Long Island Sound covers all the best shore- and boat-fishing locations on Long Island Sound, including Connecticut, Long Island's north shore, Fishers Island, and New York City waters.
Whether you fish from a boat or shore, Fishing Long Island Sound is the best way to better the odds for a successful outing on this special body of water.
Whether you call them fluke or flounder, they're challenging, fun to catch, and among the best eating fish that inhabit the waters along the East Coast and Gulf States.
From the beach and bays to the ocean depths, fishing writer and videographer John Skinner takes the reader along in pursuit of these fish from boat, shore, and kayak.
Chapters on gear, rigs, and presentation will get novices up to speed, as well as help seasoned anglers take their fishing to the next level. A must read for all anglers!
The Angler's Cookbook is the valuable new reference that should be required reading for any angler thinking of putting the culinary treat of fresh fish on the table.
From proper handling, cleaning and storage of your catch, to over 100 mouth-watering recipes, this book makes eating your fish the most delightful experience possible.
John Skinner's A Season on the Edge is very well-written and covers a whole season reconstructed from John's detailed logs. The fishing book begins in the early spring recounting the season in a series of detailed surfcasting stories. Not a strictly how-to, it is filled with info and tactics that can be applied just about anywhere.
Skinner's stories keep you glued to the pages - you almost feel like you are standing next to him and casting. Although this is not a "how-to" book, if you ever wanted to know what makes one of the best surfcasters on East Coast tick, how he makes decisions of where to go, what are his reasoning when taking in account baitfish, current, and winds, you have to read this book!
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Kinney gives readers a fascinating look behind the scenes at the annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby in this entertaining account of the island's famous month-long fishing tournament and its two grand prizes worth $30,000 each. Kinney presents a colorful and eccentric cast of characters and provides an insider's view of striper madness with the fish stories of amateurs, regulars, experts, and derby judges, and even participates in the striped bass and bluefish competition himself. Originating in 1946, the MV Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby was intended as an advertising draw to bring tourists to the island, but now the author discovers that the annual fishing tournament has become "symbolic of Martha's Vineyard's continuing personality crisis between its blue collar, commercial fishing roots and its newer, wealthy persona."
Available in hardcover, The Big One: An Island, an Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish is a fun read as Kinney presents a daily account of the derby's excitement, drama, rivalries, hopes, and heartbreaks.
This comprehensive saltwater fishing book covers everything the saltwater angler needs to know, from a long-time authority. This informative book covers tackle and how to use it, baits and lures, the fifty most sought-after saltwater gamefish, recipes, introducing kids to saltwater fishing, conservation issues, and much more.
This new edition of The Complete Book of Saltwater Fishing has been revised and updated from the original 2001 publication with current trends in tackle, technique, and conservation.
The past decade has seen a revolution in how saltwater fishermen pursue fish: using soft-plastic imitations that out-fish traditional lures and baits. Fishing this new style of lure takes knowledge and skill to do it right, which Pete Barrett provides in abundance in Fishing Soft Baits in Saltwater.
Learn the secrets of trolling, jigging, drifting and casting soft baits for all types of fish, plus rigging techniques, adding colors, skirts, eyes and hooks, rigging plastic bucktails, tube rigs, shrimp, Slug-Go's, shads, offshore techniques, and much more. Chapters on tackle and tips and tricks for the soft-bait angler round out this excellent, practical guide.
Mastering Bucktails from Surf and Boat
Bucktail jigs are often called the world's most versatile lures because they'll catch almost any fish and work under most conditions. In what is unquestionably the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject, John Skinner, expert angler and fishing writer, brings the reader along on an in-depth look at bucktail techniques and strategies from surf, boat, and kayak. This book is a must read for all anglers who want to take their fishing to the next level.
Fishing Stories from the Surf
Zeno Hromin is a veteran surfcaster whose love of the surf had humble beginnings. From his days as a child hand lining off the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea, to traveling the East Coast today looking to tangle with big feisty stripers, Zeno has shared his experiences on the Internet and in print. He is very conservation minded and releases almost all of his fish each season. Another must have book to add to your collection of his writings.
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Fueled by a paddle, Kayak Fishing is one of the fastest growing segments of boating and fishing today.
Florida Sportsman Editor Jeff Weakley traveled well beyond his local home waters of Florida to research the latest rigging and manufacturing techniques for this book and DVD.
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Legends Of The Salt contains profiles of individuals considered legends by author Charlie Soares. Some are well-known, while others are gifted fishermen he has met, such as Bob Pond, Stan Gibbs, Charlie Cinto, Curt Gowdy, to name a few.
A Lifetime of Fishing Adventures
Pursuits of a Longshore Fisherman
"While so many other modern angling scribes have been trying to write themselves into the foreground of striper history, Charley Soares has been living at its epicenter, not missing a beat. His formidable bass-catching credentials and expansive institutional memory have in no way diminished his ability to write about our foremost fish with genuine humility, humor, and conviction, as well as an unparalleled sense of storytelling. You should buy this book."
- Zach Harvey, Fishing Editor, Soundings, and former Editor, The Fisherman, NE Edition
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Learn how to rig trolling baits like the pros do, with different methods to fit different situations. Find the most productive offshore trolling areas. Tease marlin to the hook. Apply the tactics and techniques detailed by blue water fishing pro John Unkart, and your catch rate is bound to grow exponentially.
Whether you're after billfish, mahi-mahi, wahoo or tuna, you'll gain the hard-earned insight and knowledge Unkart has accumulated through more than 40 years of offshore experience.
The striped bass - rockfish, to anglers living in this fish's southern range - is the most popular inshore gamefish in the mid-Atlantic region. This book is dedicated to one thing - helping you catch more striped bass - and catch bigger ones, too. In Rudow's Guide to Rockfish, you'll learn the factors that have an effect on the way you fish: tidal patterns, water quality, sun & moon, weather changes, and the like.
This book will detail each of the major tactics used by recreational & professional anglers and discuss which is the most effective when, where, and why. You'll learn Rudow's top 10 hotspots for catching stripers, and why each of these locations offers an opportunity to enjoy the striper fishing of a lifetime.
Drawing on almost a century of combined saltwater fishing experience, the authors reveal the hard-earned techniques and tactics that will make any northeast angler more successful from the boat, beach, or jetty, with spinning or conventional gear, and the fly rod.
Paperback - 256 pages, 50 black and white photos.
The first book about night surf fishing, and only book devoted exclusively to night surf fishing, is available again with this updated edition that includes new information, new photos, and discussions about new fishing products. Valuable night surf fishing information from the original edition is also included in the new book, such as Al Bentsen's chapters on rigging and using rigged eels, Fred Golofaro's chapter on how to fish with live eels, and Roger Martin's insight into how to handle night surf fishing safely.
Author William "Doc" Muller has added lots of updated chapters. Secrets of Surf Fishing at Night also includes great information about bait fishing, how to present large and small artificial lures, and fishing patterns that can guide an angler to more consistent catches.
Stemming The Tide is a collection of stories about the life and times of a young boy who lost his dad at an early age and was thrusted into the role of man of the house. His relationships with old salts at the boat house near his home provided a one of a kind education that fueled his ambitions and passion for saltwater fishing and shaped the author into the man he is today. The award-winning author, lecturer, and fishing guide went on to become a full-time journalist who has been writing for publications along the striper coast since 1964. We hope you enjoy some of the great stories and excerpts that hold hidden insight on where and when to fish for Striped Bass by none other than Charley Soares.
This is the perfect book for any angler looking for a good read during the cold winter months!
Each copy bought online is signed by author Charley Soares. Soft cover, illustrations and photos - 223 pages.
The author of this book has likely forgotten more about striper fishing than most of today's "pros" think they know. He is the product of intelligence, determination, and a rare set of circumstances that let him spend his whole adult life persuing stripers.
If you're smart, when a man like Mr. Lincoln decides to talk, you'd better shut your mouth and listen up. Not only will you gather a wealth of knowledge from the pages of this book, but the author's stories will have you laughing it up along the way. Unlike any "fishing" book I've ever read. Absolutely a must read!
From the quiet back bays to the pounding surf, fishing writer and videographer John Skinner takes the reader along on a relentless pursuit of striped bass from the shore. With his trademark writing style that makes readers feel as though they're standing at the water's edge, Skinner cuts through the complexity of choosing and presenting the various lure styles while processing the interaction of weather and water conditions that impact baitfish movements and game fish behavior.
In portions of the book focused on hunting the largest stripers, Skinner goes beyond the artificials arsenal to take an in-depth look at fishing with live and rigged eels. Chapters are dedicated to fluke and false albacore fishing, as well.
Expert angler D. J. Muller presents ten methods for catching striped bass, all of them effective, yet differing widely in their technique and the approach used by the fisherman. Muller details how best to fish sub-surface lures, soft baits, surface lures (such as swimmers and poppers), casting metal lures, raking crabs, fishing clams, chunking, live-lining herring, bunker and mullet, fishing eels, and snag-and-drop fishing with bunker.
Also discussed is tackle and rigging best suited to each form of fishing. Any striped-bass angler, beginner to advanced, will benefit from the cutting-edge advice in this book. (192 pages - 50 black & white photographs)
Noted fishing expert and author D. J. Muller's latest fishing book, Striper Tales: A Collection of Surfcasting Stories, is a dynamic compilation of 46 surfcasting stories about the adventures of anglers off the shores of New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. These fishing stories are descriptive, authentic, and riveting, and capture all of the challenges and rewards experienced by fishermen in the quest of catching striped bass.
Striper Tales is a fishing book that the non-angler or the hard-core surfcaster are both sure to enjoy!
William A. "Doc" Muller's new book, Surfcaster, The Ultimate Surf Fishing Guide, is Doc's most comprehensive surf fishing book to date. The book covers the sport's history from the mid-1800s to the new millennium, and gets the beginner started with a few nitty-gritty down-to-earth chapters on how to get started, complete with tackle suggestions & estimated costs.
Other chapters discuss understanding different beach venues from the ocean to the bays, casting and retrieving techniques, knots and leaders, six detailed chapters on lures that catch fish, catch and release, four wheel drive vehicles, bait fishing techniques, the pros and cons of joining a surf club, and setting up a productive strategy for consistent success.
Fred Golofaro (The Fisherman Magazine) says: "He leaves no stones unturned... a total treatise on the use of every type of lure that belongs in the surf bag." Zeno Hromin, (Surfcaster's Journal Magazine) says: "I was mesmerized by it... and I highly recommend it."
David A. Brown's Surf Fishing takes you from rocky New England shores, to Florida's picturesque beaches, to the rugged and desolate coastline of the Pacific Northwest. The baits, lures, and rigging may vary regionally, but several key principles remain consistent. Learn the basics and you can catch fish from any shore.
Blending geographic overviews with tactical specifics, the author gathers a wealth of angling instruction from regional surf-fishing experts and presents compelling explanations that will have you reaching for your sand spikes. Vivid images of sport's common species, scenery, gear, and bait provide visual references to guide your next adventure at the seas's doorstep.
The Sportsman's Best: Surf Fishing DVD brings the pages of the accompanying book to life. Join author David A. Brown and some of the best known experts on surf fishing as they explain the process of site selection, choosing tackle and learning the skills needed to catch fish from shore.
With easy access and great opportunities year-round, surf fishing just might be your best fishing option. Read this book, watch the DVD, the rest is up to you!
Here is a complete, fully illustrated guide to catching striped bass. Written by Milt Rosko, a seasoned pro, it details everything you need to know from the surf, jetties, or boats, using spinning tackle or fly rods. Rosko covers it all. This book also includes Rosko's favorite recipes, notes on cleaning the catch, state-by-state guide to striper hotspots, and much more. Paperback - 256 pages, 67 black and white photos and drawings.
This book will be considered the ultimate guide to surf fishing with lures for years to come. The first half of the book is loaded with information on gear, structure, tide, winds and moon periods. Additional chapters cover baitfish profiles, fishing strategies and what goes into a surfcaster's decision making process when selecting a lure and presenting it to structure. The second half of the book covers each of today's most popular lures in detail with tips on colors, sizes, retrieves and on modifications to increase their effectiveness.
This book leaves no stone unturned. In more detail then ever before found in one publication, veteran surfcaster Zeno Hromin covers every type of situation surfcasters might find themselves in and presents the best strategies to succeed. If you ever wanted to learn how to use lures with consistent success or if you are a veteran angler who is looking to gain an edge on your fishing buddies, this book will provide you with information to do both. A revolutionary book, called a new "surfcasters bible" by some of the legendary surfcasters on the east coast, The Art of Surfcasting with Lures is the ultimate reference guide for any surfcaster.
This fishing book is a truly "complete" guide to surfcasting, the most popular form of saltwater angling. From selecting tackle to reading the beach, saltwater expert Joe Cermele details literally everything the surfcaster needs to know, including how to select rod, reel, and line; baits, lures, and knots every surfcaster must know; primary surf species; fishing for pelagics; jetty and rock fishing; surfcasting by region, on every coast; and fishing the storied hotspots - Montauk, Hatteras, Padre Island, and more.
The Complete Guide to Surfcasting also covers driving on the beach, tools and accessories for the surfcaster, basic gear maintenance, and much more. With over 250 photographs and illustrations, this is a book that can help turn the casual surfcaster into a seasoned pro.
A revolutionary new technique has already begun to have an influence on anglers everywhere: kayak fishing. Kayaks enable fishermen to go into virtually any fishing location in near-total silence, and to be completely mobile and have all gear at hand. Previously unreachable waters are now able to be fished - and the results are spectacular.
Here is a thorough guide to this new breed of angling, for both fresh and saltwater fishermen. Choosing a kayak, outfitting the craft with rod-holders, electronics, storage, anchoring systems, and more, plus techniques for fighting fish from the kayak and full safety guidelines are all covered in this book.
There is no better way to drag in a trophy striper than with a tube and worm, and no one knows more about this method than Charley Soares. If tubing isn't part of your striper repertoire, pick up this guide and learn from the master.
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From the book introduction by legendary NY surfcaster Al Bentsen:
"Zeno Hromin's new book takes a quantum leap forward, and puts the reader in touch with expert surf fishermen who share with the reader methods of fishing that you may know little or nothing about... Not only is this a great 'how to' book, but it has some entertaining stories that will hold your attention throughout the read. This is Zeno's second book and it's another home run. Never has an angler put so much between the covers of two books. Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice this is a great read for you... I am certain that this book will help you put that 'bass of your dreams' on the sand."
Each purchased copy of this book is signed by the author!
Here in a single book is everything the surfcaster needs to know to catch striped bass consistently on the "striper coast" from the Outer Banks to Maine. Veteran surf fisherman D. J. Muller thoroughly describes the life and habits of bass and how this knowledge can be used to increase angling success. He details where to find stripers-on the beach, in rivers and canals, bays and backwaters, and how to read these waters to find fish. Tackle and technique for nearly every possible fishing situation is covered in depth. Chapters on driving and outfitting the beach buggy, surfcasting etiquette, the traveling surfcaster, physical fitness for tough fishing conditions, and specifics on Striper Coast hot spots will make this revolutionary book the go-to reference for veteran and beginning surfcasters alike.
D J. Muller writes for The Fisherman and other publications and fishes intensively throughout the year.
Five-time U.S. surfcasting champion Ron Arra's new surf fishing book, The Ultimate Guide to Surfcasting, will help you improve your casting distance and become a better surfcaster. Ron offers detailed explanations of surfcasting techniques for the overhead beach cast, the off-the-beach cast, the modified pendulum cast, the light-tackle cast, and many others. He also explains how to apply these techniques under actual fishing conditions on the beach or in fishing tournaments.
The book also has great recommendations for lure and rig selection, tackle, and tuning reels for maximum surfcasting distance. The concise descriptions of distance casting tips and the many step-by-step photographs of Ron Arra in action are sure to help the surfcasting skills of every angler. (By Ron Arra & Curt Garfield, 6 x 9, 152 pages, B&W photos)
Here is a definitive guide for the boating angler on trolling for striped bass and blues, the two most sought-after species along the eastern seaboard. Famed fishing authority Pete Barrett covers outfitting the boat and the angler, selecting the most effective trolling lures, solving the tackle and technique challenges of trolling with monofilament, super braid, and wire lines, using downriggers, and much more.
Pete Barrett is a highly regarded expert on saltwater fishing and operated the charter boat "Linda B" for 25 years. He has written over 900 feature stories for national and regional fishing publications, and recently retired as executive editor of The Fisherman magazine. His other books include Saltwater Fishing Guide, Fishing For Sharks, and Fishing for Tuna and Marlin.
50 Years in the Hunt for Stripers
Master angler Charley Soares has written another gem with his latest book. This entertaining fishing book is full of valuable information and proven tactics that provide more insight than the usual "how to" fishing books. While many of today's fishermen rely on electronic gadgets and instant communication to find and catch fish, Charley writes of the time when fishermen learned to respect the ways of nature, spent time in pursuit of fish, and listened to the wisdom of anglers who had "paid their dues."
Walking on Water offers tales of a lifetime of absorbing the fishing knowledge that only comes with time on the water. This is a book to read slowly and savor. The reader will be transported to times and places known only by fishermen who have rubbed salt water out of their eyes and washed striper scales from their hands.
Your purchased copy of Walking on Water will be signed by author Charley Soares. Charley is a full-time saltwater fishing guide, lecturer, & award winning outdoor writer.