New Book on Offshore Fishing


Hot off the press, Offshore Salt Water Fishing is a compendium of 31 of the most acclaimed articles on offshore fishing that have appeared in SWS in the past several years, all updated to 2002. A dozen major big-game species are covered - blue, black, striped and white marlin, sailfish, swordfish, bluefin and yellowfin tuna, wahoo, kingfish, dolphin and sharks. Chapters on kite fishing, wire-lining, gaffing, rough-weather trolling, teasers, and live-baiting are authored by experts such as George Poveromo, Al Ristori, Mike "Beak" Hurt, Angelo Cuanang, John E. Phillips and Tom Waters, and packed with how-to diagrams and photos. Also included is a fish ID section and a year-long "Traveling Fisherman" chart containing SWS's top picks of hot spots to catch these species during any given month. It's 127 pages (hardcover), sells for $21.95, and can be ordered online via or by calling (800) 266-5766, ext. 8300.