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Looking to get more educated....I know that I can scour the internet and find lots of information, but I'm looking for a good book or 2 on offshore fishing techniques, species etc. I've been trolling and bottom dropping with buddies, but that means my knowledge is limited to what we have done and even though successful, we were often having slow days(which I understand). What could we have done to switch things up and target different species, maybe use some trailers....Artificials vs live vs cut. What species are at what depth/temp and migration patterns. Thanks for any input
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I'm gonna follow this too. Love to read...and fish. Thanks Chad.
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Some Guy named Ernest wrote a pretty good book about fishing off-shore...
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Dolphin by Capt. Jim Sharpe, To Catch A Tuna by Capt. Al Anderson, the list is extremely long and distinguished but I enjoyed these two.
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Originally Posted by BillTex View Post
Some Guy named Ernest wrote a pretty good book about fishing off-shore...
LOL, didn't realize he did, but when you said Ernest I chuckled. Ordered
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Originally Posted by dingoatemebaby View Post
Dolphin by Capt. Jim Sharpe, To Catch A Tuna by Capt. Al Anderson, the list is extremely long and distinguished but I enjoyed these two.
When searching for some of the ones you guys recommended, I found one was available now in VHS(lol)....What it did do was show me other books that I'm sure you are talking about. I'm a reference guy with most of the books I read whether it be gardening, guns, fishing. Thanks for the suggestions. My list so far is:

Saltwater Fishing Made Easy Saltwater Fishing Made Easy
by Martin Pollizotto
Saltwater Gamefishing: Offshore and Onshore Saltwater Gamefishing: Offshore and Onshore
by Peter Goadby
Hemingway on Fishing Hemingway on Fishing
by Ernest Hemingway
Sportsman's Best: Dolphin Book & DVD Combo Sportsman's Best: Dolphin Book & DVD Combo
by Rick Ryals
I Shouldn't Tell You This: Trolling Tips the Pros Don't Want You to Know I Shouldn't Tell You This: Trolling Tips the Pros Don't Want You to Know
by Ancient Mariner (Joseph Bielawski)
Chasing Tuna: The Beginnerís Guide to West Coast Offshore Fishing Chasing Tuna: The Beginnerís Guide to West Coast Offshore Fishing
by Matt Steiger

Offshore Pursuit: A Complete Guide to Blue-water Sport Fishing Offshore Pursuit: A Complete Guide to Blue-water Sport Fishing
by John Unkart

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Originally Posted by ptag View Post
Ordered....thankyou
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Anything by Jim Rizzuto is awesome for Hawaiian islands. I think much would transfer but it’s a really helpful guide for local Guys.

how to make a fighting chair, live bait, lures, how ice fish down, more in your box- ahi (yellowtail tuna). mahi mahi, ono (wahoo). I own just about every book if you wan examples before buying I’ll send you a pic of the stuff you wanna read.
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the Dolphin Bible right here.
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Originally Posted by SRQMynatt View Post


the Dolphin Bible right here.

Jim has it dialed in and he will catch them when others can't. A real must book for those fishing in the Keys. Fished side by side with him many times.
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Dolphin The Perfect Gamefish, listed above, is the best technical book I've found for a specific species.

A lesser known book that I really enjoyed is "A Crew of One" by Carlos Bentos. He is a phenomenal writer, one of my favorite books.

Downloading old issues of Saltwater Sportsman, Florida Sport Fishing, Sportfishing Magazine, etc is helpful. The articles are rehashed every few years but you can skim each issue and pick up a lot of knowledge or specific techniques.

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Originally Posted by SRQMynatt View Post


the Dolphin Bible right here.
Ordered....Thankyou
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The complete guide to small boat canyon fishing
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Originally Posted by Xcomunic8d View Post
Anything by Jim Rizzuto is awesome for Hawaiian islands. I think much would transfer but itís a really helpful guide for local Guys.

how to make a fighting chair, live bait, lures, how ice fish down, more in your box- ahi (yellowtail tuna). mahi mahi, ono (wahoo). I own just about every book if you wan examples before buying Iíll send you a pic of the stuff you wanna read.
Absolutely....Thankyou
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Look at: The Fisherman's Ocean, David Ross PhD

Not exactly what you asked for but helps you understand the science of why ocean fish do what they do and you can apply that to techniques in the books listed above.

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Originally Posted by Touche View Post
Look at: The Fisherman's Ocean, David Ross PhD.
I second this one... great book, it should be required reading for any captain looking to catch fish. As a matter a fact I think Iíll go pull my copy off the book shelf and give it another read.
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The best and worst of Tred Barta.
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