Fly Fishing the Texas Coast

Fly Fishing the Texas Coast
  • Author : Chuck Scates,Phil H. Shook
  • Publisher : Westwinds Press
  • Pages : 152
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0871088886

Fly Fishing the Texas Coast Book Review:

Describes where, when and how to fly fish the Texas coast.

Fishing the Texas Gulf Coast

Fishing the Texas Gulf Coast
  • Author : Mike Holmes
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2009-02-24
  • ISBN : 9781461746959

Fishing the Texas Gulf Coast Book Review:

Texas offers tremendous angling opportunities—and its nearly 400-mile coast along the “Mediterranean of the Americas” offers everything from flounder, speckled trout, redfish, and other species inshore, to kingfish, cobia, and blue-water big game offshore. In this all new addition to The Lyons Press's Regional Fishing Series, Mike Holmes provides information on top fishing locations, as well as advice on tackle, baits and lures, best fishing times, and fishing strategies.

Flyfisher's Guide to the Texas Gulf Coast

Flyfisher's Guide to the Texas Gulf Coast
  • Author : Colby Sorrells
  • Publisher : Wilderness Adventures Press
  • Pages : 324
  • Relase : 2009-03
  • ISBN : 9781932098662

Flyfisher's Guide to the Texas Gulf Coast Book Review:

The Flyfishers Guide to the Texas Gulf Coast is the definitive guide book on fishing the Texas Coast. Interest in fishing the gulf coast is exploding and the Flyfisher’s Guide to the Texas Gulf Coast gives you all the information you need for success. Nationally known author and saltwater flyfisher, Colby Sorrells, covers every aspect of saltwater fishing for the entire Texas Coast. He covers the fish, the flies, light tackle, tactics, and the best seasons. Colby covers the entire coast in detail with information on each specific area. He lists the fly shops, outfitters, charter captains, marinas, accommodations, and much more. There are 60 detailed maps showing every bay, cover, harbor, reef, island, park, marina, and boat launch. There are also seasonal fishing charts showing the peak seasons for each species of fish. This book is essential reading for everyone who fishes the great Texas Gulf Coast.

Texas Blue-Ribbon Fly-Fishing

Texas Blue-Ribbon Fly-Fishing
  • Author : Danny Hicks
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 135
  • Relase : 2008-06
  • ISBN : 1571884300

Texas Blue-Ribbon Fly-Fishing Book Review:

"Texas reservoirs are famous for their big bass and sunfish; Texas Hill Country hosts spring-fed streams; on the vast Texas flats you can stalk red drum, seatrout, founder and more; in Texas' surf you will find tarpon, snook, jack crevalle; and beyond the surfline you can target tuna, sharks, barracuda, billfish, and many other species that live in the Gulf of Mexico. Texas Blue-Ribbon Fly-Fishing is a comprehensive guide to fly-fishing the state's fresh and salt waters. Covering the seven regions in Texas, Hicks discusses fresh- and saltwater fish species; the waters you'll find within each region; coastal history; Texas weather; dangers such as flash floods, snakes, alligators, scorpions, fire ants; and the most productive flies for fishing Texas' varied waters"--Page 4 of cover.

Flyfisher's Guide to Texas

Flyfisher's Guide to Texas
  • Author : Phil Shook
  • Publisher : Wilderness Adventures Press
  • Pages : 443
  • Relase : 2008-07
  • ISBN : 9781932098655

Flyfisher's Guide to Texas Book Review:

This is by far the most COMPREHENSIVE travel/fly fishing guidebook to be published to date. This book covers Texas in its entirety from lakes, to rivers to the fish one will catch. Some of the lakes included are E.V. Spence, Possum Kingdom, O.H. Ivy, Corpus Christi, Lake Buchanan, Falcon, Lake Texoma, Sam Rayburn and more. Rivers included are the Guadalupe, Lanno, Rio Grande, Nueces, and the Sabinal. Shook also covers the fish of the Texas waters such as: Bass: Largemouth, Smallmouth, White, Guadalupe and Stiper as well as Panfish: Crappie, Trout and Catfish. There will be over 120 detailed lake and river maps showing lake depths, river access, campsites, and areas of special interest in addition to hatch charts, stream facts and recommended flies. As always this guidebook extensively covers essential travel information such as accommodations, campgrounds, listings for fly shops, restaurants, car repair and rental in addition to hospitals, airports and more. This book is the best yet and an essential guidebook for the Texas angler as well as for those visiting from out of state - a must have! (goodreads.).

The Local Angler Fly Fishing Austin & Central Texas

The Local Angler Fly Fishing Austin & Central Texas
  • Author : Aaron Reed
  • Publisher : IMBRIFEX BOOKS
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781945501258

The Local Angler Fly Fishing Austin & Central Texas Book Review:

It may be a “best-kept secret,” but central Texas has some of the best fly fishing in America. With Texas native and fly fishing expert Aaron Reed as your guide, enjoy dozens of wades and paddles, all within easy reach of Austin. Discover secluded spring creeks braced by soaring limestone cliffs. Wade in broad pools dotted with lily pads and stands of water willow. Fish in neighborhood ponds and float deep, slow rivers. Easy-to-follow narrative, detailed maps, and gorgeous color photographs make it easy to “Go fishing now!” even if you have only a few hours to spare. There’s something for every angler in central Texas. Visit the nation’s southernmost trout fishery in the Canyon Lake tailwaters. Find seven species in a single day, including the native Guadalupe bass and the Rio Grande cichlid. Fly Fishing Austin and Central Texas is your passport to the challenges and rewards of angling in this unique and beautiful region. A look inside: Directions to more than 80 legal access points Detailed on-the-water wade and paddle route descriptions Full-color maps showing stream access points More than 200 full-color photographs Tips for “reading” central Texas streams Dozens of local angler-friendly hangouts Successful local fly patterns – and how to tie them Local and natural history: Comanches, conquistadors, jaguars, and at least one dinosaur Descriptions of common aquatic and riparian plants Comprehensive Texas river law primer Tips for taking kids fishing. Advice for selecting rods, reels, and line for local conditions and species Local fly shops and guide services How to catch a riffle-loving Guadalupe bass. The mysterious story of Round Rock’s “Hairy Man” Where to find and how to catch trophy rainbow trout And much, much more! -- Aaron Reed

The Complete Guide to Fly Fishing

The Complete Guide to Fly Fishing
  • Author : Stephen Taylor
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Pages : 77
  • Relase : 2019-06-27
  • ISBN : 9783736860193

The Complete Guide to Fly Fishing Book Review:

One Of The Most Substantial Fly Fishing Guides There Is Available On The Market Today. This book covers everything there is to know about fly fishing and it's easily understandable to the average person. It's like having your very own fishing expert that you can reference and ask questions anytime you need. You'll uncover a wide array of tips and advice including guidelines on how to correctly cast today! I myself was an avid fisherman. I loved fly fishing, but wanted better results. It wasn't easy when I first began! I mean, information on this is easy enough to come by... if you want to buy several expensive books on the subject. To be quite honest with you, I got tired of looking and searching all over the place, so I decided to create this one definitive book on fly fishing! You're going to discover so many things on fly fishing with little effort! Not only will you discover the fun in fly fishing, but you'll also learn bonus tips to actually help other people.

Kayaking the Texas Coast

Kayaking the Texas Coast
  • Author : John Whorff
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Pages : 152
  • Relase : 2011-02-10
  • ISBN : 9781603442251

Kayaking the Texas Coast Book Review:

“Few experiences compare with navigating a sea kayak through a large sandy bay lined with oyster-shell beaches, past golden sand dunes into rough ocean waters, then surfing back onto a wind-swept beach at sunset.”—from the Introduction Half of the nearly 400-mile Texas coastline is flanked by barrier islands. Behind them, large and small bays shelter estuarine marshes, oyster-reef communities, and sea grass meadows that teem with wildlife, creating a bird watcher's and angler's paradise. For an intimate encounter with these natural treasures, no other water craft can compare to a kayak. Veteran kayaker John Whorff’s Kayaking the Texas Coast is an essential guide for beginning and experienced kayakers to the many miles of shoreline that surround the shallow bays, lagoons, and islands of the Texas coast. Novices will appreciate this book’s detailed information about where to paddle and camp, what to see, and where to obtain additional information about safety and route planning. Accomplished kayakers will enjoy Whorff’s enticing route descriptions and other pertinent details on paddling the Texas coastline. Opening with an extended introductory text that covers kayaks and equipment, safety considerations and emergencies, camping dos and don’ts, and helpful resources, Kayaking the Texas Coast also lists useful websites and guidebooks. In the main portion of the text, the coast is organized into ten destinations, from the Galveston Bay complex in the north to Boca Chica State Park in the south. For each of these destinations, Whorff provides information on navigational aids, planning considerations, accommodations, and directions to launch sites before describing various paddling routes within each destination—around seventy routes in all. Each route is ranked for difficulty as “beginner,” “intermediate,” or “advanced.” Detailed maps and vivid photographs by the author complete the package. "Kayaking the Texas Coast is your must-have guidebook to the coastline and bays of the Lone Star State. Many miles of sea kayaking adventure are described, along with maps and discussion of the natural world encountered along the way. My copy will be riding in car and kayak with me. I look forward to seeing with my own eyes what the author has described and mapped."-- Natalie Wiest, founder and director, Galveston Bay Information

Saltwater Fly Fishing

Saltwater Fly Fishing
  • Author : Jack Samson
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 1991
  • ISBN : 0811716538

Saltwater Fly Fishing Book Review:

Describes the techniques of saltwater fly fishing for a wide range of species, including barracuda, wahoo, sailfish, marlin, and roosterfish, and provides detailed advice for choosing tackle, prime locations, and time of year

Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Coastal Gamefish

Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Coastal Gamefish
  • Author : Aaron Adams
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2012-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781461748632

Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Coastal Gamefish Book Review:

Marine researcher Aaron Adams shares his knowledge about sea grass, mangroves, salt marshes, oyster bars, shorelines, beaches, sand flats, and coral reefs from the Caribbean to the Carolinas, the Gulf of Mexico to the Florida coast, to give reader swhat they need to know to fish for tropical, subtropical, and warm-water species. Behavior, life cycles, and fishing tips for 25 marine gamefish and their prey are included. Species include red drum, spotted seatrout, permit, bonefish, snook, tarpon, barracuda, snapper, ladyfish, weakfish, bluefish, striped bass, cobia, cero mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and jacks. The updated and revised new edition contains new chapters as well as an all-new art program.

The Orvis Encyclopedia of Fly Fishing

The Orvis Encyclopedia of Fly Fishing
  • Author : Tom Rosenbauer
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2010-11-07
  • ISBN : 9781401600716

The Orvis Encyclopedia of Fly Fishing Book Review:

From rods to reels, fly lines to tippets, fishing hats to hip boots, this guide covers everything an angler will need before heading to the water. If your favorite way to spend the day is stepping into a mountain stream—fly fishing gear in hand—to match wits with an elusive rainbow trout, The Orvis Encyclopedia of Fly Fishing is the perfect companion. Ideal for newcomers looking to get their feet wet, as well as for seasoned fisherman who need a reliable reference, this A to Z guide unlocks the mysteries of the sport, including answers to questions such as: Where in Montana will I find the best fly fishing for mountain whitefish? (“Montana,” page 136) What kind of fish bite at night? (“Night Fishing,” page 176) Which European country has the best fly fishing? (“Scotland,” page 235) Can I catch a shark on a fly rod? (“Sharks,” page 240) What’s the difference between a Bucktail, a Featherwing Streamer, and a Woolly Bugger? (“Streamers,” page 251) Written by Tom Rosenbauer, a top instructor at the Orvis Fly Fishing School, and loaded with stunning full-color photographs and clear illustrations of step-by-step techniques, The Orvis Encyclopedia of Fly Fishing serves as a comprehensive course in the fundamentals of the sport.

Glory of the Silver King

Glory of the Silver King
  • Author : Hart Stilwell
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Pages : 152
  • Relase : 2011-04-07
  • ISBN : 9781603442671

Glory of the Silver King Book Review:

A tribute to a fish, a sport, and a time now past . . . Through a series of chance encounters over several years, fishing guide and journalist Brandon Shuler unearthed multiple drafts of a nearly finished manuscript by an almost forgotten Texas sports writer, Hart Stilwell. Titled “Glory of the Silver King,”the manuscript vividly captured the history of tarpon and snook fishing on the Texas and Mexico Gulf Coast from the 1930s to the end of Stilwell’s life in the early 1970s. Stilwell was a seasoned outdoors journalist with a passion for salt-water fishing. Now, with Shuler’s careful research, editing, and annotation, this lost manuscript has found new life as both an entertaining “fish tale” and a historical snapshot of a region’s natural heritage. It successfully conveys the thrill of fishing for these once abundant species at the same time it tracks—and laments—the rise, decline, and eventual fall of their fisheries in Texas (which Shuler is able to report are now experiencing a rebound). In a personal and informative introduction, Shuler paints a portrait of Stilwell and tells the story of the discovery and evolution of the manuscript. He also provides a look into his own life as an angler and writer, creating a connection with Stilwell that gives the work authenticity and relevance. Anglers will delight in Stilwell’s rollicking prose. Environmentalists will appreciate the book’s lesson in ocean conservation. For all who live on or near the Gulf Coast, Glory of the Silver King reintroduces a forgotten literary treasure and a magnificent fish that once filled the waters at our favorite coastal retreats. "Hart Stilwell was a world-class raconteur and storyteller. His unpublished manuscript on the glory days of coastal fishing became an underground legend, passed around like a sacred totem for decades. Editor Brandon Shuler has revived Stilwell’s folksy charm and penetrating insights, and the result is this engaging and important book."--Steven L. Davis, curator, The Wittliff Collections

Fly-Fishing for Sharks

Fly-Fishing for Sharks
  • Author : Richard Louv
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2002-06-19
  • ISBN : 9780743225755

Fly-Fishing for Sharks Book Review:

For three years, journalist Richard Louv listened to America by going fishing with Americans. Doing what many of us dream of, he traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from trout waters east and west to bass waters north and south. Fly-Fishing for Sharks is the result of his journey, a portrait of America on the water, fishing rod in hand. To explore the cultures of fishing, Louv joined a bass tournament on Lake Erie and got a casting lesson from fly-fishing legend Joan Wulff He angled with corporate executives in Montana and fly-fished for sharks in California. He spent time with fishing-boat captains in Florida, the regulars who fish New York City's Hudson River, and a river witch in Colorado. He teamed secrets of fishing and living from steelheaders in the Northwest, Bass'n Gals in Texas, and an ice-fisher in the North Woods. Along the way, he heard from one of Hemingway's sons what it was like to fish with Papa and from Robert Kennedy, Jr., how fishing changed his fife. As he describes the eccentricities, obsessions, and tribulations of dedicated anglers, he also uncovers the values that unite them. He reveals the healing qualities of fishing, how it binds the generations, how the angling business has grown, and how the future of fishing is threatened. But most of all, Fly-Fishing for Sharks is about the unforgettable characters Louv meets on the water and the stories they tell. From them, Louv learns about our changing relationship with nature, about a hidden America -- and about himself.

The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide

The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide
  • Author : Tom Rosenbauer
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 2017-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781493025800

The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide Book Review:

Now for the first time in ten years, The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide appears in a revised edition that solidifies its place as the flagship title of the Orvis brand. A best-selling, fully illustrated, and comprehensive book, this large-format volume has been required reading for every angler for nearly three decades. Included here are instructions for tackle selection; casting and presentation; flies and their specific uses; successful techniques on stream, pond, or ocean; and the select tackle, flies, and methods for pursuing every major gamefish in fresh and salt water, from bass to bonefish, tarpon to trout.

Fly-Fishing the Texas Hill Country

Fly-Fishing the Texas Hill Country
  • Author : B. L. Priddy
  • Publisher : Thomas W Taylor
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 1996-06-01
  • ISBN : 0935072233

Fly-Fishing the Texas Hill Country Book Review:

A Guide To Fishing & Lodging on Thirteen Texas Rivers.

Fly Fishing the Surf

Fly Fishing the Surf
  • Author : Angelo Peluso
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2013-04-29
  • ISBN : 9781626368583

Fly Fishing the Surf Book Review:

If you have ever fished in still water and wondered what fishing the currents of rivers and surf would be like, or if you’ve never fished at all but want to start surf or wade fishing, then Fly-Fishing the Surf is for you. Experienced fly-fisherman Angelo Peluso reveals his secrets for navigating the surf, reading the water, and catching stripers in any situation. Fly-Fishing the Surf is a comprehensive and essential volume dedicated to surf and wade fishing along the entirety of the East Coast, from the rugged Maine coastline to Florida’s tropical flats. This book opens up the prolific world of fly-fishing the surf to seasoned and aspiring anglers and demonstrates the enormous promise this form of angling can offer anglers of all skill levels. A wealth of content, photographs, and images help to explore the waters of the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic states, and the southeast as the book guides anglers to discover a veritable gold mine of game fish and fly-fishing opportunities. Fly-Fishing the Surf covers all aspects of tackle, techniques, strategies, game fish and baitfish, flies, and destinations. It will become an invaluable addition to your arsenal of fly-fishing tackle and gear.

Fly-Fishing for Redfish

Fly-Fishing for Redfish
  • Author : Chico Fernández
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2015-09-15
  • ISBN : 9780811716239

Fly-Fishing for Redfish Book Review:

If you're looking to spend some time chasing one of the Atlantic's most popular sport fish, this book can help make it time well spent. Chico Fernández shares a lifetime of expertise and experiences fly fishing for redfish up and down the Atlantic Coast, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Mexico. • The quintessential book on redfish by the author of the quintessential book on bonefish • Complete with Aaron Adams's informative science on the fish's lifecycle, habitats, tides, and foods • Covers the essentials of fishing and tying for redfish: rods, reels, rigs, casting techniques, and flies

Fishing Texas

Fishing Texas
  • Author : Dr. Barry St. Clair
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2012-06-19
  • ISBN : 9780762787036

Fishing Texas Book Review:

Texas is a big place and it’s filled with a whole lot of spots to wet a line. But you’ve got to know where to go. In Fishing Texas, Barry St.Clair provides an insider’s guide to the best places to fish throughout the state—with all the directions and particulars and background that give each place its own unique character and reputation—to give you a leg up. Many fishing sites in Texas are similar in nature and vary based on their particular kinds of fish and climate zones. This guide is based on the author’s in-depth and wide ranging fishing experience in Texas as well as from interviews with friends, guides who fish their lakes nearly every day, and fisheries biologists from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Combining all this experience and expertise creates one indispensible reference for fishing Texas. Look inside to find:A listing of the game fish at each location Tips on lures, flies, bait, tackler, and techniques for each location Directions and information on camping facilities Words to the wise on weather and dangeros critters Maps and photos

Fly-Fishing for Bonefish

Fly-Fishing for Bonefish
  • Author : Chico Fernandez
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 081170095X

Fly-Fishing for Bonefish Book Review:

Essential background on the bonefish's environment and food. Learn what tackle and flies to take and how to cast efficiently in the flats.

It's More Than Fishing

It's More Than Fishing
  • Author : Pat Murray
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Pages : 120
  • Relase : 2020-08-18
  • ISBN : 9781623498153

It's More Than Fishing Book Review:

“The only constant in fishing is that the fish are still trying to avoid being caught as hard today as they were 100 or 1,000 years ago. To improve as anglers, we must be willing to change and evolve.” It’s More Than Fishing is a how-to guide for Texas coastal fishing that addresses a number of key aspects of coastal angling, including the basics of patterning, fishing the Texas surf, choosing lures and baits, common myths and misconceptions, and what to keep in mind when hiring a fishing guide. In addition to these how-to elements, It’s More Than Fishing also includes insight and information from marine biologists, fishing legends, and guides about coastal angling and the importance of conservation. Author Pat Murray has spent more than two decades as a marine conservation professional and more than four decades as a Texas coastal angler, and he emphasizes the critical role of recreational anglers in protecting and enhancing marine resources. Each chapter begins with a handy summary to guide readers through the information, making it easy to jump around. Throughout the book, Murray reminds the reader that angling is part science, but it’s also part art. Similar to fine arts, culinary pursuits, and any other timeless crafts, angling is an evolving skill that has been in practice for centuries. Successful fishing requires a mixture of knowledge, practice, patience, and skill. Murray believes that if anglers view their pursuit as an art, they will not only invest in developing their skills, but their passion for fishing and ocean resources will increase along with their catches.