These products have been design to encourage the use, not abuse of our natural resources, waterways and their unique habitats. They lend to the sustainability of our natural resources while encouraging the use of them.
Enjoying Life on the Indian River Lagoon Coast
Hot off the presses, Capt. Rodney Smith’s latest literary achievement has been a lifetime in the making. Part memoir, part how-to, part guidebook, “Enjoying Life on the Indian River Lagoon Coast,” is the first book of its kind, totally dedicated to the outdoors activities available along Florida’s Indian River Lagoon Coast.
Smith, a longtime Florida east coast fishing guide, publisher of Coastal Angler Magazine and connoisseur of the Indian River Lagoon outdoors, has borrowed from his own personal journal-filled with a lifetime of adventure and experiences-to share many unique and entertaining stories, lessons and adventures with his readers.
With more than 220 pages of tales from North America’s greatest lagoon and estuary, as well as eight full-color pages of stunning photography, readers will learn about sea turtles, sharks, manatees, bottlenose dolphins, climate change and sea level rise, conservation, tides, bird watching, beach combing, the Gulf Stream, Indian River Lagoon history and much more.
John Kumiski said, “I gained new insights into the workings of the IRL system in every chapter, and I highly recommend this book to anyone who cares at all about the history and future of the Indian River Lagoon,” while Bob Stearns called it, “A very enjoyable read and a truly entertaining peek into a unique part of Florida.”
Smith not only shares from his guiding, gardening, surfing and kayaking experiences, but he also touches on a vast array of other topics, including, fishing for a wide variety of premier game fish found in the Indian River Lagoon, exploring the Banana River Lagoon’s world-renowned No Motor Zone and shrimping and crabbing in the lagoon’s crustacean-rich waters.
“After more than 20 years of writing in my journal and several years of working on this book, I’m very proud of the final product. I strongly believe promoting and protecting this national treasure is of the highest level of importance,” Smith said.
As an additional bonus, contributors Grant Gilmore, Ph.D., Estuarine, Coastal and Ocean Science, Inc., Jim Egan, Executive Director of the Marine Resource Council, Randall Parkinson, RWParkinson Consulting, Inc., and Troy Rice, Director of the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program, add keen insight from each of their unique perspectives in a series of guest chapters at the end of the book.
Surf Fishing Maps
These are an angler’s map and guide to successful surf fishing. The maps supply anglers with the best local surf fishing information ever made publicly available. They also provide useful insights on how to recognize beach structure, gamefish and gamefish habitat.
These maps provide anglers with information on where, when, how, and under what conditions to target over thirty species of local gamefish. This is an invaluable tool for all surf anglers, both expert and beginner.
The North Brevard Surf Fishing Map accurately details the location of surf fishing hot spots from Port Canaveral to Indialantic.
The South Brevard Surf Fishing Map accurately details the location of surf fishing hot spots from Indialantic to Sebastian Inlet.
The monoMASTER™ is special new fishing tool to help store all the waste monofilament that is generated by anglers while fishing.
It has received official endorsements from the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) and from Richard Friedenberg (A River Runs Through It) and recognition from Trout Unlimited, Field & Stream and many other national and international publications, television and radio.
It’s compact, lightweight and can be used by flyfishermen and spin fishermen alike.
These release tools instantly and safely remove hooks from the lip, mouth, throat and esophagus of fish, sea turtles, marine mammals and sea birds without touching or removing them from the water. This releases your catch in a manner that ensures the maximum probability of survival as mandated by National Standard 9 of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.