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.
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.