Updated information on tackle, baits, and casting techniques and new photos and knot-tying illustrationsFishing sandbars, points, jetties, scalloped beaches, and inletsSpecies include bluefish, striped bass, red drum, weakfish, spotted sea trout, flounder, sharksA 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. The first edition's ISBN is 0-8117-2301-1.