'The definitive book' - Cruising World . This is 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; and, 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.'A great 'catch' - Sailing . 'You want to catch fish? Read this book' - Herb McCormick, editor, Cruising World . 'Jam-packed with solid advice on tackle and techniques proven to catch fish' - Barry Gibson, editor, Salt Water Sportsman . 'Every culture has its bible, and until now, there wasn't one for the voyager who had a passion for catching fish' - Ocean Navigator. 'Scott and Wendy are giving their fellow sailors the gift of an abundant life on the sea' - Blue Water Sailing . 'A boatload of hard-earned knowledge and practical advice from a couple who has been there' - Latitudes and Attitudes.
Scott Bannerot holds a doctorate in fisheries biology from the University of Miami and has worked as a research scientist, charter fishing captain, and commercial fisherman since 1976. Wendy Bannerot has worked in professional fishing and diving since 1987. Since 1995, Scott and Wendy have lived aboard and voyaged full time in their 41-foot aluminum sloop, Elan.
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