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SEASONS ON THE FLATS: AN ANGLER?S YEAR IN THE FLORIDA KEYS
Author: Bill Horn
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Aug 2012
Migrations of fish, rise & fall of tides, & weather changes through the year in the Florida Keys. Both how-to tips for each season of the year & firsthand experiences recounted in detail. 45 B&W photos, 16-p. color section with 35 photos, 12 B&W illus, 3 maps; 6x9 inches, 160 pgs.
Florida Keys fishing info covers northern species that arrive in winter, sailfish offshore, and Spanish mackerel in Florida Bay and the gulf. Silver tarpon cruise transparent waters in spring. Black-tailed permit return from offshore spawning in summer, and fishermen aim for the Grand Slam?catching a permit, tarpon, and bonefish on the same day. Cooler fall weather puts big bonefish on the flats and gives you one last chance for laid-up tarpon. Includes key?s color and history, geology, ecology, and seasonal foods. Illustrations by Bob White.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bill Horn was Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks under President Reagan. He served on the National Academy of Sciences Everglades restoration review committee and is a veteran Keys angler, having started his angling career there in 1954. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia, and Marathon Key, Florida.