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The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing Paperback – Illustrated, September 16, 2003

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The definitive book."--"Cruising World"

The complete guide to catching and cooking fish from the decks of a cruising boat.

"The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing" gives you everything you need to know about catching fish in tropical or middle-latitude seas--from a cruising boat underway or at anchor, from a dinghy, in the surf, and while diving reefs. Step by step this richly detailed guide walks you through: Choosing, using, and maintaining tackle, lures, hooks, leaders, and other rigging essentials Reading currents, wind, wave patterns, tides, water temperature, and atmospheric conditions Modifying vessels with cruise-fishing enhancements such as rod holders, outriggers, cleaning tables, bait wells, and platforms Tying the best knots for cruise fishing Avoiding and treating routine fishing injuries and poisoning--including vital information on ciguatera, venomous stings and punctures, and steering clear of dangerous predators Identifying hundreds of fish species Preparing your catch--including a range of easy and delectable recipes And much more

"A great 'catch.' "--"Sailing"

"You want to catch fish? Read this book."--Herb McCormick, editor, "Cruising World"

"Jam-packed with solid advice on tackle and techniques proven to catch fish."--Barry Gibson, editor, "Salt Water Sportsman"

"Every culture has its bible, and until now, there wasn't one for the voyager who had a passion for catching fish."--"Ocean Navigator"

"Scott and Wendy are giving their fellow sailors the gift of an abundant life on the sea."--"Blue Water Sailing"

"A boatload of hard-earned knowledge and practical advice from a couple who has been there."--"Latitudes and Attitudes"

About the Author

Scott Bannerot co-authored The Cruiser’s Handbook of Fishing with his wife, Wendy. He holds a doctorate in fisheries biology, and has worked as a marine biology research scientist and diver, charter fishing captain, commercial fisherman, long-distance sailor, and photojournalist. His feature articles have appeared regularly for 20 years in adventure, sailing, and fishing magazines, and he has published a number of technical works. Scott, Wendy, and seven year old son now live in Australia. Scott is an enthusiastic “fun” surfer; he has surfed all over the world while sailboat cruising.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.53 pounds
  • Paperback : 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0071427880
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0071427883
  • Product Dimensions : 7.4 x 0.69 x 9.2 inches
  • Publisher : International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 2nd Edition (September 16, 2003)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123 ratings