Taylor won't win any blue ribbons for his prose, but his meaning is usually clear, except for his curious definition of the word ''fish'' - ''The fish sought on a specific day are fish. If you're fishing for tarpon, other species are identified individually. If you're fishing for bonefish, they are fish, but tarpon are tarpon, barracudas are barracudas. Fish are the species you're actually searching for at a given moment, unless you're fishing for whatever will bite on a bait-type trip.'' Oh sure, that explains it.