Books - Striped Bass Fishing Hot Spots

A large selection of books about hot spots for striped bass fishing along the striper coast is shown below.

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They are arranged from North to South along the striper coast.

Book - Surf Fishing the Atlantic Coast

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Surf Fishing the Atlantic Coast
By Eric B. Burnley - 2006

A comprehensive guide to fishing along the coast, Surf Fishing the Atlantic Coast describes where and when to locate all the popular species. You'll learn how to cast for distance and accuracy and how to find and keep bait, including squid, worms, crabs, clams, mussels, shrimp, and baitfish. In-depth sections on rods, reels, lines, the best knots to use, and a chapter on rigging and driving a surf-fishing vehicle cover all the gear you'll need to begin surf fishing. A rundown of the best access points along the coast from Maine to Florida tell where to begin.

Book - The Surfcasters Guide to the Striper Coast

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The Surfcaster's Guide to the
Striper Coast
By D.J Muller - 2007

Comprehensive guide to surfcasting for striped bass from Maine to the Outer Banks. Stresses tackle, techniques, strategies, finding fish, and specific fishing locations.

Book - Striper Hot Spots

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Striper Hot Spots, 2nd Edition
by Frank Daignault - 1996

This popular guide will help eager anglers find the best surf-casting spots in the northeast from Maine to New Jersey. Included are general fishing tips and local contact numbers for each location, with special emphasis on hot spots that boast flyfishing success and a list of 10 common surf-casting errors, along with notes on beach access, and requirements for oversand vehicles. Daignault is a highly sought-after, well-respected writer and lecturer.

Book - Striper Hot Spots - New England

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Striper Hot Spots - New England: Top Surfcasting Locations from Connecticut to Maine
by Frank Daignault - 2010

This popular guide will help eager anglers find the best surf-casting spots in the northeast from Maine to New Jersey. Included are general fishing tips and local contact numbers for each location, with special emphasis on hot spots that boast flyfishing success and a list of 10 common surf-casting errors, along with notes on beach access, and requirements for oversand vehicles.

Book - Striper Hot Spots - Mid Atlantic

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Striper Hot Spots - Mid Atlantic:
The Surfcasting Locations from North Carolina to Connecticut
by Frank Daignault - 2010

This book documents the best striped-bass fishing spots for the Mid-Atlantic surfcaster, from the North Carolina's Outer Banks through the east end of Connecticut, and includes such prime locales as Hatteras, Assateague National Seashore, Pennsylvania's lower and upper Delaware, Cape May Point, Island Beach State Park, Montauk, Orient Point, Hudson River locales, the Thames and Housatonic Rivers, and many more.

Book - Fishing Nantucket

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Fishing Nantucket: A Guide for Island Anglers
by Capt Matt Reinemo - 2012

In this informative guide, Captain Matt Reinemo provides a species by species analysis of fishing around Nantucket Island. From the basic starting points of where to go and what to use, to details like the precise placement of your lure along a rip�s edge, Fishing Nantucket is packed with information to help you catch more fish. More than just a technical how-to, Captain Matt offers anecdotal stories and observations about fishing and his hometown.

Book - Explorer's Guide Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket

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Explorer's Guide Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket
by Kim Grant - 2014

Some of the greatest vacation delights in the U.S. are waiting for you on the Cape. Whether you�re looking for a quiet retreat or boisterous nightlife, bird-watching or whale-watching, ocean beaches or kettle ponds, drive-ins or professional theater, Cape Cod and the islands offer all that and more. The very best resource available to guide you through the riches of this fabled place is the tried-and-true Explorer�s Guide Cape Cod, Martha�s Vineyard & Nantucket, now in its 10th edition.

Book - Fishing New England

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Fishing New England
- A Cape Cod Guide
by Gene Bourque - 2000

For the first time, anglers have a comprehensive guide to shore fishing locations along one of the most productive and scenic destinations in the world: Cape Cod. This guide profiles over 40 spots from the Cape Cod Canal to Provincetown. It includes detailed maps and directions.

Book - Fishing the Cape Cod Canal

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Fishing the Cape Cod Canal
- by D.J Muller - 2017

Some of the best surfcasting in the world happens not on a beach, but along the banks of the uniquely positioned Cape Cod Canal. Seven miles long and 480 feet wide, the Cape Cod Canal, connecting Buzzards Bay to the south and west and Cape Cod Bay to the north and east, offers the striped bass fisherman unparalleled opportunities--a fishery unlike any to be found, on any coast. The paths to successful fishing in this unique environment are fully explained in FISHING THE CAPE COD CANAL.

Book - Innermost Waters: Cape Cods Ponds and Lakes

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The Innermost Waters: Cape Cod's Ponds & Lakes
by Peter Budryk- 2014

Secret's out! Cape Cods freshwater fishing: as great as its fabled saltwater fishing. Budryk's book proves it. "Judged: #1 BEST BOOK, ALL OUTDOOR CATEGORIES, NEW ENGLAND-WIDE" New England Outdoor Writers Association "Sparkling chapters! Great, witty, with a superb chapter and one of the best discussions I've ever read on how to go about fishing with kids" Cape Cod Times, Molly Benjamin "MUST-HAVE reference. Immensely informative" MASS Wildlife Magazine, Peter Mirick "Beautifully written. incredibly exhaustive guide" Cape Codder Newspaper, Laurie Higgins "Impressive. Great humor. A keeper" The Cape Cod Voice, Michael Lee

Book - Fishing The Masachucetts Coast

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Fishing The Massachusetts Coast
by Capt. John Gribb - 2004

Some of the finest saltwater fishing in the United States has to offer is off the coast of Massachusetts in general, and Cape Cod in particular. John Gribb is a USGC Licensed Charter Captain specializing in light-tackle and saltwater fly-fishing who has compiled a life-time's experience and expertise in Fishing The Massachusetts Coast: A Guide To North Shore, South Shore, And Cape Cod Locations For Boat
and Shore Angles.

Book - Gone Fishin': Massachusetts 100 Best Waters

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Gone Fishin':
Massachusetts 100 Best Waters
by Manny Luftglass - 2008

From catching rainbows, browns, and brookies in the streams and rivers of the Berkshires to hauling in cod, haddock, and tuna in the salt waters of Stellwagen Bank, this book is your ultimate guide to fishing in Massachusetts. Manny Luftglass, a veteran fisherman and journalist, has written a definitive and entertaining guide to fishing the salt, fresh, and brackish waters of the Bay State. Providing easy-to-follow directions, boat launch information, and detailed advice on live and dead baits, artificial lures, fishing methods, equipment, depths, weather, best times of the day and the year, and even specific areas to fish at most locations, this is truly the only fishing guide to Massachusetts you'll ever need.

Book - Fishing The Connecticut and RI Coasts

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Fishing The Connecticut and Rhode Island Coasts
by Bob Sampson - 2003

The shorelines from Greenwich, Connecticut to Little Compton, Rhode Island features some of the best near-shore saltwater fishing in the Northeast. Here is a thorough guide to fishing these waters from a seasoned pro.

Book - Surfcasting Around the Block

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Surfcasting Around the Block
by Dennis Zambrotta - 2012

Approximately 20 years ago I was asked by my friend, the late Tim Coleman, then editor of The Fisherman Magazine - New England Edition, to write a story about surfcasting on Block Island during the epic Striped Bass runs of the 1980s. What started out as a 1000 word article titled "The Snowstorm Blitz," quickly evolved into 30 pages and much too long for the magazine. Those initial 30 pages were the basis and beginning of this book. The project grew more and more as I found that I actually enjoyed writing about striped bass surfcasting almost as much as the act of surfcasting itself. This work is a culmination of 20 years of research and interviews, multiple edits and re-writes.

Book - Ialand Stripers

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Island Stripers: A Fisherman's Guide to Block Island
by Capt. Al Anderson - 2012

Customer Review

This is a great book. I read the whole thing and learned more about fishing around Block Island than I could have picked up in 20 years. There's so much good stuff in here that I don't even know where to start. I suggest that nobody buy this book so I'll know all the hot spots and you won'

Book - Falvey's Guide to Fishing Long Island

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Falvey's Guide to Fishing Long Island
by Kevin Falvey - 2009

Kevin Falvey details fishing in Long Island's waters with a species-by-species approach, covering winter and summer flounder, striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, blackfish, black sea bass, porgy, and other species, case-by-case. Each chapter is capped off with custom-marked charts that show anglers the hotspots where they'll find the fish. But Falvey goes even further:he ties the "why" to the "how" for anglers - not only will he tell you where and when to hook into a cow striper, he'll also tell you why the fish will bite in that specific spot at that specific stage of the tide on that specific lure.

Book - Fly Fishing Long Island

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Fly Fishing Long Island
by Angelo Peluso - 2009

Long Island�the Montauk area in particular�has been discovered as a world-renowned saltwater fly fishing destination. The fall runs of striped bass, bluefish, and false albacore draw anglers from far and near. The island also has world-class freshwater fisheries with such exotic opportunities as sea-run brown and rainbow trout. Bass and panfish abound in lakes and ponds. Yet, until now no one has done a comprehensive guide to the amazing fly fishing opportunities Long Island has to offer. Peluso will tell you everything you need to know from where to go to how to catch the big one.

Book - Fishing The Long Island Coast

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Fishing The Long Island Coast
by Tom Melton - 2005

Here is a complete where-to-guide for some of the best saltwater fishing anywhere. The coastal waters of Long Island, from the barrier-beaches of the south coast to the countless bays and inlets on the north, with the fabled Montauk Point in the center, offer hundreds of miles of great saltwater fishing.

Book - Fishing Long Island Sound

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Fishing Long Island Sound:
A Guide for Beach and Boat Anglers
by Tom Migdalski - 2011

Fishing Long Island Sound is currently the only publication of its type that describes all shore-based and boat-accessed fishing hotspots on Long Island Sound, including Connecticut, the north shore of Long Island, the north side of Fishers Island and New York City waters. The text covers over 600 miles of shoreline and 1,300 square miles of water.

Book - Bites Around the Big Apple

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Bites Around the Big Apple
By Vincent Badame - 2012

Sport fishing is not as easy as it looks. Ask an expert surf fisherman like Vincent Badame, winner of the 1997 Fisherman's Surf Fishing Club Contest in New York. Bites Around the Big Apple is designed as a good resource tool on how to improve a sport fishing enthusiast's performance in landing his dream big catches around New York's game fish hubs. Badame shared the secrets of his trade by discussing the characteristics of game fish and baitfish, determining the right time, place, and the effect of nature (temperature, tide, and seasons) in the behavior of the fish, as well as the proper equipment.

Book - Jersey Surf Diaries

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Jersey Surf Diaries
by Nick Honachefsky - 2014

Experience the strange and fascinating world of surf-fishing from the perspective of a veteran angler. Based on a ten-year compilation of detailed journals, this personal account will take you on an adrenaline-filled trip to key spots along the Jersey coast and teach you the seasonal strategies, best rigs, and most effective methods for bass, blues, weakfish, sharks, and more.

Book - Fishing The New Jersey Coast

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Fishing The New Jersey Coast
by Jim Freda - 2001

Covering surf, bays, and near shore waters, this book is an in-depth look at prime saltwater fishing locations in the Garden State. Jim covers 128 miles of coastline while describing 100 places where you can fish for striped bass.

Book - The New Jersey Boat Fisherman

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The New Jersey Boat Fisherman
by Nick Honachefsky - 2005

New Jersey hosts some prime ocean-fishing opportunities, for striped bass, fluke, cod, sharks, tuna, and many other species. Outdoor writer and lifetime angler Honachefsky details these locations, how to find them (with GPS and Loran specifics) and how they are fished.

Nick reveals 50 Back-Bay and Ocean Hot Spots for the NJ Boating Angler.

Gone Fishin' THe 100 Best Spots in NJ

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Gone Fishin' The 100 Best Spots in New Jersey
by Many Luftglass & Ron Bern - 2008

With a new foreword by David Chanda, Director, N. J. Division of Fish and Wildlife, this book covers the top places to fish in the Garden State, freshwater and saltwater alike. The book was first published by Rutgers University Press and they sold out all three editions and turned the rights over to Gone Fishin' Enterprises to reprint it in 8/08. The new book covers two more locations and now gives G. P. S. numbers for eight Artificial Reef sites. Wherever an angler wants to fish, and whatever they seek to catch, "Gone Fishin' The 100 Best Spots in New Jersey" gives directions to each venue, as well as what kinds of fish can be found thereat and how to catch them!

Book Sport Fish of N.J.: An Angler's Guide

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Sport Fish of N.J. : An Angler's Guide
by Many Luftglass & Ron Bern - 2012

This book contains full color pictures of every sport fish found in the fresh and saltwaters of N. J., in addition to lots of material on where the fish can be found and how to catch them. The foreword was written by Dave Chanda, Director of the N. J. Division of Fish & Wildlife. Coldwater, warmwater and marine introductions were written by Jim Sciascia, Chief of Information and Education, N. J. Division of Fish & Wildlife. Together with the author's first book, Gone Fishin' the 100 Best Spots in N. J., these two will make a perfect combination of all that an angler might need to know about fishing in the Garden State.

Book - Barnegat Bay Fisheries

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Barnegat Bay's Fisheries
by Richard A. Henderson - 2003

The complete guide to fishing Barnegat Bay, New Jersey and the surrounding inshore Atlantic waters. This 200+ page book focuses on key fish species (blowfish, bluefish, false albacore, fluke, sea bass, squid, striped bass, tog, weakfish, etc.) and blue claw crabbing. Numerous photos and illustrations make this book a great read for anyone interested in fishing and crabbing.

Fishing The Delaware and Maryland Coasts
by Andy Snyder - 2006

A veteran angler presents a complete where-to-fish guide for outstanding saltwater fishing opportunities on the Delaware and Maryland coasts. These fifty-nine miles of coastline offer surf, inshore, back bay and inlet fishing for many saltwater fish, especially striped bass.

Rudow's Guide to Fishing the Chesapeake by Lenny Rudow - 2005

Rudow�s Guide to Fishing the Chesapeake is the most comprehensive guide to angling on all of the Chesapeake�s waters from main-stem Bay to tributaries and tidal creeks. Detailed charts show over 550 specific hotspots and 35 public shoreline fishing hotspots, plus 33 reliable public boat ramps.

Specific Bay sportfish and the most effective methods of catching them during each phase of the season are meticulously discussed on a fish-by-fish basis, as are both modern and traditional tackle and rigs.

Fishes of Chesapeake Bay: A Guide to Freshwter & Saltwater Species by Craig Springer and Diane Rome Peebles - 2011

Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay: A Guide to Freshwater and Saltwater Species is for anglers and nature enthusiasts alike. Featured are 60 common freshwater and saltwater species of fish occurring in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. The illustrations are arranged so that comparison of similar species is easy. The accompanying text accurately indicates size, distinguishing features and habitat. This 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use and folds to an easy-to-carry pocket-size�a handy complement to any boat or tackle box.

Book - Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay

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Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay
by - Edward O. Murdy & John A. Musick - 2013

The only comprehensive field guide to the Chesapeake�s fishes, this book is an indispensable resource for both anglers and students of the Bay. Vivid illustrations by Val Kells complement the expertise of researchers Edward O. Murdy and John A. Musick. They describe fishes that inhabit waters ranging from low-salinity estuaries to the point where the Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Key features of this field guide include full-color illustrations of more than 200 species. .

Book - Chesapeake Light Tackle

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Chesapeake Light Tackle
by Shawn Kimbro - 2012

Light Tackle Fishing is becoming an increasingly popular way to fish in the Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries.Chesapeake Light Tackle provides tips, techniques and success stories from noted author and well-known fisherman, Shawn Kimbro. Foreword by Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Naturalist John Page Williams. 344 pages, soft cover. Illustrated by over 40 high resolution photos of lures and action shots of techniques.

Book - How To Catch Chesapeake Panfish

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How To Catch Chesapeake Panfish
by Shawn Kimbro - 2018

Whether you fish from the bank, a kayak, or a boat, there's nothing more fun than catching panfish in the Chesapeake Bay. Digging deep into his bag of panfishing tricks, life-long angler Shawn Kimbro lays out the best year-round strategies for catching perch, crappie, bluegill, shad, and other species in the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Featuring the locations of prime fishing spots in Maryland and Virginia, along with the history of some of the region's most popular lures, you'll find details about the best baits, rigs, lines, rods, reels, and other tackle. Enhanced with entertaining fish tales and illustrated by Eva Nichols' artful sketches, this book is perfect for both beginning anglers and seasoned panfish pros.

Book - Surf and Saltrwater  Fishing in the  Carolinas

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Surf and Saltwater Fishing in the Carolinas
by Jeffrey Weeks - 2011

Surf and Saltwater Fishing in the Carolinas is the ultimate all-in-one guide to inshore fishing in North and South Carolina. Written by long-time Brunswick Beacon fishing columnist Jeffrey Weeks this book is packed with all the information you need to know about surf and saltwater fishing the Carolina waters. You will find tips and tactics for flounder, redfish, speckled trout, bluefish, pompano, sea mullet, Spanish mackerel, spot, croaker, black drum and even the lesser known fish of the Carolina inshore saltwater scene. Whether you choose to fish from the surf, the shore, the pier, or in a boat Surf and Saltwater Fishing in the Carolinas is the most complete and detailed resource you are going to find.

Book - Coastal Fishing in the  Carolinas

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Coastal Fishing in the Carolinas
by Robert Goldstein - 2000

Choose a location from Goldstein's complete list of "hot-spots" along the coasts of both Carolinas. The book is illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps, and charts, to show you the way.

Book - Inshore Angler: Coastal Carolina's Small Boat Fishing Guide

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Inshore Angler: Coastal Carolina's Small Boat Fishing Guide
by Mark Marsh - 2004

This book instructs anglers how to catch every major saltwater species that can taken from a small boat along the coast of North Carolina. Chapters cover rigging, selecting a small boat, catching live baits, and fishing techniques for specific species with tips about lures, baits, and gear.

Book - Coastal Fishing in the  Carolinas

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Fishing North Carolina's Outer Banks
by Stan Ulanski - 2011

Fishing North Carolina's Outer Banks, expert fisherman Stan Ulanski combines his enthusiasm, his experience, and his scientific expertise to show anglers how to catch more fish.

Book - How to Read a North Carolina Beach

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How to Read a North Carolina Beach
by Orrin N, Pikey and more - 2004

Take a walk on the beach with three coastal experts who reveal the secrets and the science of the North Carolina shoreline. What makes sea foam? What are those tiny sand volcanoes along the waterline? You'll find the answers to these questions and dozens more in this comprehensive field guide to the state's beaches, which shows visitors how to decipher the mysteries of the beach and interpret clues to an ever-changing geological story.

Book - Gone Fishin'.. For Hybrid Stripers

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Gone Fishin' --- For Hybrid Stripers
by Manny Luftglass - 2005

Hybrid bass are stocked in 29 states in America but no book has been written specifically about this wonderful game fish until now. This book discusses in easy-to-read language the fish that the author considers, pound-for-pound, to be the best fighting fish in all the land. Each of the 29 states are talked about, with discussions on the main locations in each state that contain hybrid bass, as well as how to catch them. Hybrid bass are also called Sunshine bass, Palmetto bass, wiper, whiper, Cherokee bass, and, by the author, Rocket bass because of their explosive strike and ensuing battle.

Book - Fishing for Lake Lanier Striped Bass

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Fishing for Lake Lanier Striped Bass
by Tom Blackburn - 2011

Fishing for Lake Lanier Striped Bass is a modern, essential guide for fishermen of every skill level that fish for Striped Bass. The easy to read informative text presents information that is not only applicable to Lake Lanier; it can be applied on any similar fresh water lake containing Striper. The authors hope to help you catch a few more fish by offering some increased understanding of the Striped Bass, as well as thoughts on evaluating and optimizing your boat and gear, understanding bait, fishing techniques and helping you make the best of what you have.


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