The Complete Book of Surf Fishing

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 232 pages
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A comprehensive full-color guide to catching more and bigger fish.

Fishing from beach or rocky coastline presents challenges not faced by anglers who head out to sea. Whether you seek striped bass along the rocky shorelines of the Northeast, bluefish on the Jersey shore, pompano in warm Southern waters, or exotics around the world, this is the indispensable guide to the world of surf fishing.

Written to open new frontiers to the old hand and provide advice to novice surf fishermen, The Complete Book of Surf Fishing will be a boon to all coastline anglers. Surf veteran and expert Al Ristori covers the basics of traditional surfcasting, with well-illustrated instruction on casting big rods and big water. You'll learn about:

Choosing the best tackle
Effective casting techniques
Selecting and fishing artificial lures
Best bait techniques
Knots and rigs
Surf buggy basics
Fish-finding strategies
Accessories for fishing afoot

Most importantly, Ristori shows you how to make the best use of your time on the water to catch more and bigger fish!

Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Surf Fishing

User Review  - ericandmelissa -

If you like reading about other peoples fish and looking at pictures of other peoples fish buy this.I recommend talking to your local bait shop buy the necessary equipment and get to fishing. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Captain Al Ristori is a Coast Guard-licensed charter captain. He wrote for Salt Water Sportsman for more than forty years and was the saltwater fishing editor for the Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey. He has fished for more than half a century for everything from sunfish to thousand-pound tuna, and still puts in more than two hundred days a year at sea or on the beach!

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