Fishing by the Book

Salt Water Sportsman Louisiana Regional Editor Pete Cooper, Jr., gives up the secrets of his home waters in Fly Fishing the Louisiana Coast (The Countryman Press, $22.95). Cooper, who has long informed the readers of SWS of fishing opportunities and events in his neck of the woods, provides insight into the how-to and where-to of taking on the waters of the Sportsman's Paradise. With fly rod in hand, Cooper goes in search of tarpon, redfish, specks, flounder, tripletail, cobia and more, and he also suggests accommodations and dining options for the visiting angler. For more information, visit

Catchin' Chesapeake Rockfish by Capt. Rich Novotny tells anglers how to use all the best techniques trolling, chumming and eeling to optimize their striped bass catch in Chesapeake Bay. Novotny, a local charter captain with 30 years experience, gives advice about fishing his local waters that can translate to anywhere that rockfish bite. To order, send an e-mail to, or send $24.95 to Chespeake Sportfishing, P.O. Box 643, Pasadena, MD 21123.