about-angler-pocket-guidesAbout Angler Pocket Guides

It really is like packing a professional fishing guide in your pocket.

Each of these pocket sized guides details a specific destination to help the casual or visiting recreational angler enjoy some great fishing from the east to the west! Even if you don’t fish, the pictures are beautiful and they make a great gift for all the anglers you know!

After fishing these areas together for over 40 years and answering endless questions, we are publishing this series of waterproof pocket sized guides with beautiful photographs, maps and illustrations. We first show you either high altitude USGS images or topographic maps of the areas that will guide you to some excellent fishing. Then we give you tips about the best spots to fish, whether it is a productive beach, bay, pier or a location on a high mountain lake or stream. We show you what kind of fish you will most likely catch, show you exactly how to rig your spinning rod or fly rod and what bait, lure or fly to use. We also give you tips on staying safe in some places you may not be familiar with. As your guides, we want you to have fun, productive and safe days on the water!

About the Angling Authors: Les and Kimball Beery

Les grew up in Orlando, Florida and was practically born with a fishing rod in his hand. Kimball grew up in Boulder, Colorado and began catching trout at a very young age. Their lives together have always included fishing wherever a rainbow or redfish might be found. [They’re actually a little weird about it!] While fishing Florida’s southwest coast for many years and the high lakes and streams of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado for forty short summers there, they answered lots of questions about fishing in both these popular destinations. So, why not write a series of books for visiting anglers? These books would answer the same questions that they had encountered for years on the trails and beaches. And, printed on a waterproof material, they could accompany the angler into the real world just like a hired guide. So here they are; waterproof, tear and stain resistant, pocket sized field guides designed to last a lifetime….and they float!

Soon after the release of the “Angler’s Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park” book, one of their Colorado friends, planning a trip to Florida, asked about fishing in salt water. E-mails went back and forth and evolved into the second book “Angler’s Guide to Shore Fishing Southwest Florida – Longboat Key to Boca Grande” [Thanks Larry!]

When we started kayak fishing, we ran into a lot of paddlers that wanted to be anglers too. So, after researching [fishing] kayak angling for several years we published the next guide: “Angler’s Guide to Kayak Fishing Southwest Florida- Sarasota Bay to Pine Island” It shares 20+ favorite launches right in the middle of great fishing and has lots of info about tactics, tackle, techniques and tips to make your kayak fishing experience a great one.