Power Boating: The Great Ideas Book (1995) by William Carpenter. Gemini Marine Publications, San Antonio, TX. 261 ppg with index. How to buy and sell, equip, trailer, operate, maintain, store, and insure your powerboat successfully.
The Complete Guide - Southwest Camping (1994) with Dave Ganci. Foghorn Press, San Francisco, CA. 459 ppg with index. Features more than 850 campgrounds in Arizona and New Mexico. Ideal for tenters, car campers and RVers.
Wild Fish & Game Cookbook - (Oct 1997) John Manikowski. Artisan. ISBN: 1-885183-50-X. Manikowski is the former co-owner of two popular restaurants that both specialized in serving wild game. His recipes are always elegantly simple, calling for basic and and fresh ingredients such as chopped herbs, cracked black peppercorn, spring onions, and juniper berries.
The Wild Fish & Game Cookbook is accompanied by full-color photographs and wildlife illustrations. 192 ppg, 100 recipes. $35.00.
Salmon on a Fly (1992) by Lee Wulff. Simon & Schuster. 222 ppg with index. "One of my most exciting and gratifying experiences was fishing with Lee Wulff. He was a master fisherman and teacher. Reading Salmon on a Fly is a great pleasure." - Jimmy Carter
Fishing for Dummies - by Peter Kaminsky. IDG Books Worldwide. How, when, and where to catch fish, explained in plain english. Includes foolproof recipes to cook your catch of the day. www.dummies.com
The Untamed Coast - (1995) by Peter Jenkins. Rutledge Hill Press, Nashville, TN. Pictures and stories from the Gulf Coast collected by Jenkins on his cruise of the shoreline from the Florida Keys to Seadrift, Texas. The people, places, photographs and events recorded truly capture the essence of this vast region.
The Complete Guide to North American Freshwater Game Fishing (1992) by Henry Waszczuk and Italo Labignan. Publishers Group West, Emeryville, CA. 192 ppg, 120 color photos, 30 line drawings. North America offers the finest and most varied freshwater fihng n the world. As a result, angling for freshwater fish has become aboomig leisure activity or millions of people of all ages. This book profiles 32 popular game fish found throughout North America. The authours looked for size, availability, and the fighting qualities that make this sport such an exciting challenge.
Saltwater Gamefishing - Offshore and Onshore (1992) by Peter Goadby. International Marine Publishing, Cambden, Maine. 330 ppg. Heavily illustrated guide to offshore fishing world wide. Tackle, bait, technique, where to, how to, knots, tournaments are all covered. If you fish offshore, this is a must for your library.
Southeast Guide to Saltwater Fishing & Boating (1993) by Vin T. Sparano. International Marine. Although the areas covered by this book are from Virginia to Florida (both sides), many of the chapters are useful to fisherman everywhere - hooks, knots, radios, etc. 366 ppg with index. Heavily illustrated. Also several articles included from Gulf Coast Fisherman's Florida editor Herb Allen.
Shore Ecology of the Gulf of Mexico by J. C. Britton and Brian Morton. University of Texas Press, Austin. 387 ppg with index. If you want to look beneath the surface of the water for a complete understanding of the "why things are and how they got to be that way", you'll find this a vast treaure. While it is not specifically for fishermen, you'll find plenty of information on bait, reefs and shoreline structure that will increase your knowledge of your surroundings on the water, which can translate to more fish!
Shark Attacks by Alex MacCormick. (July 1998) St. Martin's Paperbacks. If you're concerned with going in the water because of the fear of sharks, this book is not for you. The author fills 240 pages with account after account of brutal shark attacks that have occurred around the world. Quite a surprising number from the U.S. coast if you haven't been keeping track.
From local lore to delectable recipes, Swindle records the ebbs and flows of mullet madness and the coastal characters responsible for bringing this curious fish to the table. Using colorful vignettes as entertaining and evoking as its sujects are outlandish and whimsical, Swindle explores mullet history, recipes, folklore, and even the best techniquess for tossing them. Evidentally, it's not by the tail.
Incredible Fishing Stories (1994) by Shaun Morey. Workman Publishing Company, Inc. 143 ppg. Offers a wide variety of truly incredible stories collected from guides and sources around the world. Many are indeed humorous but others are tributes to remarkable trips and fishermen.
Texas Hunting and Fishing - (Oct 1997) by Luke Clayton. Taylor Publishing Company, 1550 W. Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75235 (214) 819-8100. ISBN: 0-87833-967-1. 176 ppg.
The book provides practical information not only on hunting and fishing basics, but on issues faced by many Texas outdoorsmen, such as negotiating a deer lease or finding public land. In the process, Clayton, a veteran hunter and Texas native, takes readers sporting for wild hogs in East Texas, fishing for trophy stripers in the Red River, hunting big bucks out on the western edge of the "Edwards Plateau, and adventuring for sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Includes little known hunting and fishing spots, names and numbers of fishing guides and outfitters, pointers for finding your way through the woods, tracking game, and tips for turning fresh game into delectable meals.
Coastal Tips & Trips (1989) John L. Barnes. If you fish the Port O'Connor, Texas area, you will enjoy this book, if you can find it. Plenty of good stories and reminesces on fishing this prime area. Barnes still lives in POC - might find him in the phone book for a lead on it.
The Kingfish Bible - (1994) by Joe Richard. Saltwater Specialties. 21 chapters on kingfishing. If you want to catch bigger kingfish, this is a must!
Hook, Line and Sinker, (July 1994) by Gary Soucie. Owl Books- Henry Holt and Company, 115 W. 18th St., New York, NY 10011. Everything you need to know about hooks, sinkers, swivels, lines, leaders, lures and knots to catch more fish in fresh or saltwater.