A comprehensive full-color guide to catching more and bigger fish. Fishing from beach or rocky coastline presents challenges not faced by anglers who head out to sea. Whether you seek striped bass along the rocky shorelines of the Northeast, bluefish on the Jersey shore, pompano in warm Southern waters, or exotics around the world, this is the indispensable guide to the world of surf fishing. Written to open new frontiers to the old hand and provide advice to novice surf fishermen, The Complete Book of Surf Fishing will be a boon to all coastline anglers. Surf veteran and expert Al Ristori covers the basics of traditional surfcasting, with well-illustrated instruction on casting big rods and big water. You'll learn about: Choosing the best tackle Effective casting techniques Selecting and fishing artificial lures Best bait techniques Knots and rigs Surf buggy basics Fish-finding strategies Accessories for fishing afoot Most importantly, Ristori shows you how to make the best use of your time on the water to catch more and bigger fish! Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.