This book is a given for recreational and commercial fishermen as well as anyone who loves the outdoors! Since most anglers identify their fish by reviewing illustrations rather than using scientific keys, the authors have succeeded in making fishing easier by providing superb illustrations and detailed diagnostics for fish identification. A valuable, one-stop reference tool for everyday anglers, fisheries experts, biologists, and outdoors writers, this guide includes intensively researched information on 207 species of saltwater fish, essential data on each species’ habitat, identification, typical size, and food value.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jerald Horst is a fisheries specialist who translates the results of scientific fisheries research into a common language for the fishing industry. A former professor at Louisiana State University, Horst has written numerous articles for ecological, agricultural, and fisheries publications. Horst is president of the Louisiana Outdoors Writers Association and a member of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association. He lives in Harvey, Louisiana.
Mike Lane is the creator of the Web sites RodnReel.com and RodnGun.com, which were among the first fishing Web sites in the United States. He is a member of the Louisiana Outdoors Writers Association and the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association. Lane lives in Metairie, Louisiana.
ABOUT THE Illustrator
Duane Raver’s extensive background as a fisheries biologist and artist includes working for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and serving as editor of Wildlife in North Carolina magazine. Raver’s artwork has appeared in books and magazines, on posters, and throughout numerous publications. In 2002, he was presented with the North Carolina Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award. He lives in Garner, North Carolina.
ANGLER’S GUIDE TO FISHES OF THE GULF OF MEXICO
By Jerald Horst and Mike Lane
Illustrated by Duane Raver
432 pp. 9 x 6
207 color illus. Biblio. Index