FLY FISHING THE LOUISIANA COAST: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO TACTICS & TECHNIQUES, FROM LAKE CHARLES TO TH
Author: Pete Cooper, Jr.
Publisher: W.W. NORTON & COMPANY, Oct 2004
The first definitive guide to saltwater fly fishing in Louisiana -- inshore, coastal, & offshore. A complete guide to fly fishing & visiting the 100s of miles of bayous, coastline, & the Mississippi River Delta. Redfish, specks, flounder, tripletail, cobia, tarpon, crevalle jacks, Spanish mackerel, & even largemouth bass. What gear to bring, from rod to fly, info on local guides, marinas' sporting goods,& outfitters. 40 B&W photos, 8 maps; 6x9 inches, 240 pgs.
Great fishing in great settings with great people and great food, too! Where else can you catch tarpon, eat authentic jambalaya, and dance to zydeco, all in one day? This is the first, and definitive guide to saltwater fly fishing in Louisiana -- inshore, coastal, and offshore. This where-to, how-to guide's coverage begins on the western edge of Cajun Country, in the Lake Charles region, and extends east to the Mississippi River Delta. Louisiana harbors an amazing range of fish: redfish, specks, flounder, tripletail, cobia, tarpon, crevalle jacks, and Spanish mackerel, even largemouth bass, and the author cues you in to what gear to bring, from rod to fly, and provides essential information on local guides; marinas' sporting goods; outfitters; suggestions for sightseeing on your fishing down time; accommodations, from motels to plantation beds; and venues for authentic regional "good eating" and music.
Many of Louisiana's year-round saltwater opportuniites, both offshore & inshore, were developed in the past 10 years. In that time, there's been a growth of fly fishing in the state, and catch-and-release has replaced the ice-chest as a measure of fishing success. Whether you're sight-casting, blind-casting, surfcasting, or casting from your "mud-boat," here's your chance to hook into your biggest fish ever.
Conventioneers & revelers alike in the Big Easy --pack your rod for your next trip, and get out and fish!
* Louisiana is the "Sportsman's Paradise" and first on ESPN's list of Top Ten 2004 Outdoor Winter Fishing Destinations
* Insider info for the intrepid tourish and in-staters alike
* Author is a well-known and well-published Louisiana fishing personality
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Pete Cooper, Jr., is a full-time freelance outdoor writer from Buras, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Elected to the Louisiana Sportsman's Hall of Fame in 2003, Coooper has taught statewide seminars on fly fishing and has published numerous articles in state, regional & national magazines. He is considered a pioneer of saltwater fly fishing in Louisiana.