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Fishermen are always seeking good information, trying to benefit from the experience of others.  This is especially true when it comes to fishing new waters or learning new rigging. We're also stocking a good variety of informative videos in addition to the books listed below.  Between the books and videos you'll learn a lot, and feed your fishing addiction while off the water. Here are some of our favorite reference materials. 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Description Price
Braid & Gelspun SUPERLINES Rod Harrison's Braid & Gelspun SUPERLINES
Here's the full story on braided gelspun fishing line, the history of development, types, applications... No one knows more about this stuff than Australian Rod Harrison, a consultant to many USA and Australian fishing companies. GsP lines (gel spun polyethylene line) encompases Spectra/Dyneema/"braid" all describing the newer Super Lines which have become much favored in the fishing community. Here's a straight discussion of the product, without the hype.
$22.95
Semi Hardcover
The best book on long range fishing ever produced.

At the Rail

At The Rail: Long Range Fishing
The heftiest, best illustrated book on long range fishing ever printed begins distribution in early December, 2010*: At The Rail: Long Range Fishing, by Bill Roecker. It's a big, coffee-table volume of 208 pages with high-quality printing and paper, featuring color on every page. What's inside? The best bites ever seen, the closest calls, oddest events, the most gratifying results and heartbreaking losses are in this great new book.

At The Rail is a landmark saltwater volume, for the general audience as well as anglers, with history, expert tips, profiles of legendary anglers like Bill Poole, Frank LoPreste, Carl Newell, Russ Izor and the sport's major companies. It includes high-quality color photos, including two-page spreads, location and tackle information, war stories from fishermen, the most significant catches, scientific data from Kurt Schaefer of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commision, details of record fish and Roecker's personal long range adventures over the past 30 years. This book is a must-have for all ocean anglers.

If you love long range sportfishing, you'll spend hour upon hour reading this book. It covers everything from gear, techniques, locations, people, some history and more. It's an eclectic stroll at the docks, with a huge amount of information, written in a relaxed style that invites readers. -Mark Smith

$59.95
Hardcover
$39.95
Softcover

 

Anglers Cookbook 100 incredible seafood recopies, list of favorite fish with cooking tips, step-by-step guidance with photos covering cleaning your catch to cooking delicious meals. The book provides all sorts of fish preparations needs: barbeque, fry, broil, bake, poach and sauté, smoking a catch, freezing...it's stocked with great ideas. 205 pages by Vic Dunaway $16.95

 

West Coast Seafood Recipes West Coast Seafood Recipes is filled with hundreds of easy, yet delicious, recipes to help you enjoy the delights of the sea! From spicy curried shrimp to lutefisk, grilled tuna to calamari, you'll love each delicacy. With simple directions and easy to find ingredients, this cookbook guarantees delightful meals with little effort. 171 pages by Blaine Freer $15.95

 

San Diego's Fishing Industry San Diego has always attracted a rich diversity of immigrant groups. Between the 1880's and 1970's, many of these groups helped to create a strong and dynamic fishing industry that became a key component of the city's identity. This book discusses and vividly describes through words and photos the blossoming of the San Diego fishing industry. 127 pages $21.95

 

Saltwater Angler's Guide to Southern California Excellent fishing information is provided for the entire southern California coastal, from Point Arguello north of Santa Barbara down through San Diego and the Mexican border. The Channel Islands, Catalina and many other offshore islands and the Outer Banks are covered including Mexico's Islas de Coronado. Each area is covered with thorough descriptions of the best fishing, with charts showing the best times of the year to target each major species: over 50 maps highlight this book, as well as boat launches and landings. 478 pages - new edition  

OUT OF PRODUCTION AT PRESENT-please do not order at this time.$28.95

 

Boat, Dive & Fish Catalina Island Bruce Wicklund provides detailed information on Catalina Island's coves, moorings, anchorages, sites and much more. The book covers everything from expected, and unexpected species you'll encounter as well as where to find 'em. Fish, shellfish, recepies, fish cleaning, knots...lots of info here. 152 + pages $19.95

 

The Local Angler (New Edition)There are fishermen and then there are anglers - the  select few that can step on a sport or private boat and put on a veritable clinic on how to fish. They can do it all, these southern California anglers, from flylining an anchovy on light line to tossing a surface iron with a long rod. Essentially, there is a style to saltwater fishing in southern California, especially when it comes to fishing from the decks of it's big sport boats. This book includes information from top captains, crew members, anglers and scientists, much of which has never been in print before. Tips, tackle & gear, skills well covered. . $24.99

 

Wrecks and Reefs! Jeff Spira uncovers shipwrecks and artificial reels of southern California for fishermen and divers. The book covers the many wrecks and reefs from Santa Barbara County to the Mexican border. It contains histories of these ships, how they sank, their GPS coordinates and even fishing and diving information. 118 pages $14.95

 

The COMPLETE Book of Tackle Making This huge 549 page book covers about everything you'll ever need to know about tackle making, from lures to rods, everything is discussed and photographed. It's a huge book, and quite a value given it's breadth over scope. By C. Boyd Pfeiffer. $19.95

 

Hoopin' it Up

Jim Salazar is a long time friend. Back when I was starting up CharkBait we'd gab on the radio, swap fishing reports, and share spots. Several years ago he teamed up with the folks at ProMar and became a field tester for their lobster products. He knows buggin like no other person I know. Jim recently wrote an excellent book about catching bugs. It covers all the basics, and goes well beyond anything I've come across. If you want to catch lobster, you need to buy his book. It's as simple as that. It's the best $15 investment in a great meal you can make.

$14.95

 

the Angler's Guide to Trailer Boating Baja

This is a must have book for guys traveling Baja. It contains the straight, first hand, on-the-ground research you need to make this adventure. Includes all the necessary info, marinas, beach launches, fishing, where-to, how-to and what you can expect to catch. Wonderful book, by Zack Thomas in 2008. 307 pages

$29.95

 

Fishing California Saltwater - Proven Spots & Proven Methods

Fishing California Saltwater - Proven Spots & Proven Methods - David Colby
Whether you're an experienced angler or just starting out, you'll find some very good and useful information in this "how to" guide to fishing in California. For anyone new to the State of California, or new to saltwater fishing, this book is a must.  The book starts out with a nice calendar of expected fishing you might get into through the year, one focused on the northern part of the state, another geared to the south. The book has an abundance of recognized fishing areas pinpointed on maps.  There's also a good amount of info provided about methods of catching various species of local fish. 

$18.95

 

Sport Fish of the Pacific - Vic Dunaway Sport Fish of the Pacific - Vic Dunaway
If you're trying to identify a catch, check to see if you've caught a record, or a safe meal, this is the book for you.  It includes 250 full color fish images with a good amount of information concerning main habitats, game qualities and best fishing methods and tackle used. The illustrations are excellent, better than a photograph for identifying your catch.  The book covers the Pacific from Alaska to Central America.
$16.95

 

Saltwater Gamefishes of the World This is the definitive coffee table sportfishing reference.  Saltater Game Fishes of the World, an Illustrated History by Bob Dunn and Peter Goadby covers it all, from a historical perspective.  The book is large, 12x18 inches, and 270 of information.  The illustrations (not photographs) are stunning, and they're real works of art.  This book covers a lot of territory, with chapters about Medieval Writers on fish, Naturalists, The Fishes, covering Broadbill Swordfish, Salifishes, marlin, Tunas, sharks, Cobia, Bluefish..., Anglers - origins to the birth of sportfishing.  It's a rich volume of information, any angler will value.  The book carries a retail price of $130, but we've got yours for only $89!  $89.95

 

California Guide Great Saltwater Fishing Ray Rychnovsky 150 pages of detailed information about where to go and how to catch gamefish at specific locations along our coast. From Oregon to Mexican boarder, this book offers a lot of info. $19.95
Saltwater Fishing In California Ronnie Kovach's classic is now in it's 7th edition.  That's a pretty good indicator of it's worth.  Covers fishing spots, techniques, includes quite a few maps $14.95
Fishes of the Pacific Coast

Alaska to Peru including the Gulf of California and Galapagos Islands

Small, compact, and crammed with images.  It's an easy fit in the tackle box.

by Gar Goodson

$12.95
Pacific Coast Fish A guide to Marine Fish of the Pacifi Coast of North America by Ron Russo, Illustrated by Ann Caudle $5.75
Pacific Coast Inshore Fishes Daniel W. Gotshall provides hundreds of photos and drawings of inshore fish for easy reference. $19.95
Tales of the Golden Years of California Ocean Fishing 1900-1950 Every hear someone mention just how good the fishing was in the good old days.  Well, with this book you can see what they're talking about. Big fish, close to home fish, the men and techniques used in days gone by. $14.95
Guide to Rigging Braid, Dacron and Gelspun Lines Here's the Spectra Rigging resource you were looking for.  Great illustrations and descriptions.

NEW EDITION

$12.95
Complete Book of Fishing Knots and Rigs Geoff Wilson wrote the world's best selling knot book, over 200,000 sold.  It's a very good resource, with great illustrations.

NEW EDITION

$12.99
Bait Rigs & Tackle Vic Dunaway's Complete Book of Baits Rigs and Tackle covers over 100 of the best knots and rigs, from wire to mono, offers instructional information regarding rods, reels, lines and terminal tackle, rigging baits, for big game to small inshore flyrod or canepole techiniques. Over 250 pages. $16.95
Practical Fishing Knots Mark Sosin and Left Kreh team up to provide over 50 knots anglers will use. $19.95
Savord's Lat-Long Guide Fifth edition of a clasic reference covering the whole west coast, from Washington, Hawaii and down to California and Baja $18.95
West Coast Seafood Recipes Over 375 easy to prepare seafood recipes for two people by Blaine Freer. $14.95
Fish Have No Hands Mike Gardner's classic, tell all book that will give you some 100 fish days like Mike enjoys on a consistent basis. $19.95
It's a Keeper

Al and Max at the CharkShopHere's something for the local guys.  If you fish Southern California saltwater from your own boat, you'll want this book. If you are a private boater, buy this book and start programming your GPS.  You'll have confidence inspiring experience right at your fingertips while you're on the water.  

It's A Keeper covers the coast from Point Conception to the Mexican border.  It covers our water from north to south, and includes all the inshore reefs, islands, inshore and offshore banks and far outside banks.  There are several bonuses included in the book, like their halibut landmark spots for the Santa Monica Bay. Click on the link above right to see a typical page from the book.

 
$19.95
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