Geared Up's Fishing Division presents these awesome books for anglers.
All of Geared Up's fishing books are written by professional saltwater anglers who are dedicated to producing books that are jam-packed with information instead of fluff. We started the fishing division because we were tired of reading books written by people who don't know the difference between a buzz bait and a ballyhoo. But our authors are professional captains, mates, and tournament anglers. You'll find their bylines in magazines such as Saltwater Sportsman,Sport Fishing, Coastal Fisherman, The Fisherman, and Big Game Fishing Journal. If you want poignant fishing stories, get Hemingway. But if you want to become a more effective saltwater angler, get Geared Up.
Our guarentee: If these books don't help you catch more fish, we'll eat our bait!
Rudow's Guide to Modern Jigging
Jigging may be an ancient technique, but it's also the hottest, newest way to fish. Thanks to advances in tackle technology and the development of new methods like speed jigging, meat jigging, and yo-yoing, today you can target everything from panfish to pelagics - with light tackle that's comfortable to use even on the biggest fish. And jigging will, at times, be far more effective then any other tactic you can employ. Are you ready to target tuna? Set your sights on stripers? Jig up giant golden tilefish? Then join well-known fishing author Lenny Rudow in this detailed examination of modern jigging techniques, equipment, lures, and lines. As usual Rudow pulls no punches, explaining techniques with thorough instructions, naming his favorite rods, reels, and jigs by brand, and examining specific species on a case-by-case basis.
If you want to challenge one of the strongest, fastest, most exciting creatures on Planet Earth, then Modern Sharking is for you!
For more than three decades, Capt. Mark Sampson has stood watch over over chum lines, chased IGFA world records, and guided clients to thousands of unique shark encounters. In Modern Sharking, Sampson shares his knowledge and experience and examines how to chum, rig, bait, hook, land, or release 20 species of sharks. Modern Sharking is about sustainable shark fishing, and in it anglers will gain a higher level of knowledge and respect for these awesome creatures, while learning the latest techniques for pursuing them. This 264-page book is illustrated with 160 pictures and even includes sections on how to mount a shark's jaws, which sharks are good to eat, and how to cook them.
About the author:
Capt. Mark Sampson is a full-time sharker, with over 30 years of experience. He currently runs the Fish Finder out of Ocean City, Maryland, and hunts for shark in Florida waters during the winter. Sampson is a member of the NMFS highly-migratory species advisory panel, and has guided his clients to 18 IGFA world records and 8 state records. When it comes to sharking, he is the man!
"Exposes secret tricks and tactics only the pros know," Big Game Fishing Journal, May 2007 $19.95
Learn how to rig trolling baits like a pro, with different methods to fit different situations. Find the most productive offshore trolling areas. Tease marlin to the hook. Apply the tactics and techniques detailed in Offshore Pursuit and your catch rate is bound to grow exponentially. Whether you're after billfish, mahi-mahi, wahoo or tuna, you'll gain the hard-earned insight and knowledge author John Unkart has accumulated through 40-plus years of offshore experience. This book is 6 x 9, 208 pages, with dozens of illustrations, charts, and photos. About the author: John Unkart took his first offshore run over 40 years ago, and has worked the cockpit on charterboats like the Strike III and the Volcania professionally for over a decade. He shares his secrets and takes recreational blue-water anglers to the next level with his book Offshore Pursuit.
Falvey's Guide to Fishing Long Island
Falvey's Guide to Fishing Long Island
The most comprehensive, in-depth book to ever discuss species-specific techniques, rigging, and hotspots for sound, bay, and coastal waters surrounding Long Island, New York.
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. The book also includes a comprehensive knot-tying guide with custom illustrations. 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. Once an angler understands why a fish will bite, he can predict where and when others will—gaining the ability to apply their knowledge to fisheries in other places, at other times. Falvey’s Guide packs generations of fishing experience into its 232 pages, and with 130 pictures and illustrations, makes that know-how easy to understand.
About the Author: Outdoors writer Kevin Falvey grew up fishing Long Island’s waters from Throg’s Neck to Montauk, and currently lives in East Quogue. He is a long-time contributor to The Fisherman magazine and is senior technical editor at BOATING magazine.
Rudow's Guide to Rockfish
"Lenny Rudow has done it again." --Candus Thomson, the Baltimore Sun, July 8, 2007 "Silence is golden to anglers; so is Rudow's Book." --Bill Burton, The Capitol, July 1, 2007
You want to catch more and bigger striped bass, every time you cast a line? That's what this book is all about—there are no stories, no BS about sunrises and companionship, just hard-core how-to fishing information. Tactics, tackle, baits, tidal influences, seasonality, water quality and literally hundreds of other factors that affect the bite are covered in explicit detail. The book starts by digging deeply into behavior patterns of stripers, then connects their mannerisms and preferences with tackle, tactics, and techniques, so you understand what works best, when, where, and why. Many of the rigs and tactics included in this book have never before been seen in print, and are backed up with easy to understand diagrams and pictures. No matter where or how you like to fish, if you read this 208-page book and look at the 40-plus tactical and rigging diagrams and photos, you'll catch more stripers—period. About the author: Lenny Rudow has traveled much of the world and virtually all of the Atlantic coast on fishing assignments as Boating Magazine's "Ultimate Angler," and for The Fisherman, and Texas Fish & Game magazines.
Flounder Fishing Tactics and Techniques by Keith Kaufman
If you want to know how the pros go after flatfish, then this book is for you. Tackle, tactics, and techniques of the doormat masters are just a few of the secrets exposed in Flounder Fishing Tactics and Techniques. A huge collection of diagrams, pictures and illustrations make it easy to understand how and where to pinpoint flatfish and specifically target them, while the where-to section of this book details hundreds of fluke fishing hotspots up and down the coast. This book is 256 pages, with nearly 100 illustrations including rigging diagrams, tactical diagrams, hotspot charts, and photos. About the Author: Keith Kaufman was the managing editor of The Fisherman magazine for over a decade, and is currently a field editor for both Chesapeake Angler and The Fisherman magazines. As a professional in the sportfishing industry Keith is respected, and on the water he is feared... by the fish, that is. And one of his favorite species to chase is the tasty, hard-fighting flounder. In his new book he shares all the insight and hard-won knowledge he has accumulated over the years. You want to be a more successful flounder fisherman? This book shows you the way.
Rudow's Guide to Fishing the Mid Atlantic Coastal Bays & Ocean
"Whether you want to try drifting the bay for flounder, wreck fishing for sea bass, or trolling for marlin, Rudow points the way." --Carolina Currents, 1/07
With 38 charts detailing over 300 bay, inlet, inshore, and offshore hotspots from New York to North Carolina, Rudow gives away a treasure trove of secrets in this book. It also contains the how-to/where-to information you need to know to catch more fish in all of these locations, as well as detailed descriptions of the tackle, tactics, and techniques for coastal, inshore, and offshore fishing. Plus, every Mid Atlantic species from sea bass to swordfish is meticulously examined on a seasonal and situational basis. Whether you drift for flounder in ShinnecockBay or troll for tuna at Poor Man's Canyon, Rudow's guide will help you boost your catch rate! This book is 6 x 9, with 266 pages of solid info. About the author Lenny Rudow is Boating Magazine's "Ultimate Angler" and senior technical editor, and writes for other magazines such as The Fisherman and Texas Fish & Game. Other books by Rudow include Rudow's Guide to Fishing the Chesapeake,Off the Hook, Rudow's Recipes for Cooking Your Catch, and Boating's Ultimate Guide to Sportfishing.
Rudow's Guide to Fishing the Chesapeake "Lenny Rudow represents a new breed of angler who is detail oriented, pushes far beyond the usual limited waters close to home, and looks upon catching fish as a science." --The Capitol, 10/2005
"Rudow provides detailed information on exactly where to find buoys, shoals, knolls, edges, rockpiles, and other fish-attracting structure." --Chesapeake Angler Magazine, 9/2005
Just ask around, folks, this book is the undisputed "Bible" of Chesapeake Bay fishing. It features over two dozen custom-marked charts, detailed sections on how and when to catch specific bay sportfish, plus chapters on tackle, techniques, and tactics. Rudow's Guide to Fishing the Chesapeake has become the go-to resource for bay anglers ranging from beginners to experts, and no other book covers fishing in the Chesapeake bay in such a comprehensive way. (It took author Lenny Rudow over 18 months to research and write.) From the Susquehanna Flats to the CBBT, whether you fish the shoreline or from a boat, Rudow's Guide is a must-have.
Geared Up Publications (a division of Geared up, LLC) is a small book publisher in Edgewater, Maryland. We were tired of seeing fishing books written by people who don't know the difference between a buzz bait and a ballyhoo--so we started our Fishing Division, which is dedicated to producing books that are jam-packed with information instead of fluff. Our authors are hard-core anglers with years of professional fishing experience, who have written for magazines such as Sport Fishing, Saltwater Sportsman, The Fisherman, Boating, and In The Bite. If you want "entertaining" me-and-Joe-go-fishing stories, look elsewhere. But if you want to become a more effective saltwater angler, you'll want to get Geared Up!
Rudow's Guide to Rockfish
Rudow's Guide to Modern Jigging
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