Seasons on the Flats: An Angler’s Year in the Florida Keys

$27.00

Bill Horn was Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks under President Reagan. He served on the National Academy of Sciences Everglades restoration review committee and is a veteran Keys angler, having started his angling career there in 1954. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia, and Marathon Key, Florida.

  • Migrations of fish, rise and fall of tides, and weather changes through the year in the Keys
  • Both how-to tips for each season of the year and firsthand experiences recounted in detail
  • Northern species that arrive in winter, sailfish offshore, and Spanish mackerel in Florida Bay and the gulf
  • Silver tarpon cruise transparent waters in spring
  • Black-tailed permit return from offshore spawning in summer, and fishermen aim for the Grand Slam—catching a permit, tarpon, and bonefish on the same day
  • Cooler fall weather puts big bonefish on the flats and gives you one last chance for laid-up tarpon
  • Key’s color and history, geology, ecology, and seasonal foods
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Bill Horn was Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks under President Reagan. He served on the National Academy of Sciences Everglades restoration review committee and is a veteran Keys angler, having started his angling career there in 1954. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia, and Marathon Key, Florida.

  • Migrations of fish, rise and fall of tides, and weather changes through the year in the Keys
  • Both how-to tips for each season of the year and firsthand experiences recounted in detail
  • Northern species that arrive in winter, sailfish offshore, and Spanish mackerel in Florida Bay and the gulf
  • Silver tarpon cruise transparent waters in spring
  • Black-tailed permit return from offshore spawning in summer, and fishermen aim for the Grand Slam—catching a permit, tarpon, and bonefish on the same day
  • Cooler fall weather puts big bonefish on the flats and gives you one last chance for laid-up tarpon
  • Key’s color and history, geology, ecology, and seasonal foods