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Boating and Fishing

  • Fishing by Paddle
    Fishing Florida by Paddle
    From The History Press:
    From Pensacola to Jacksonville to the Everglades, fishing by paddle craft in the Sunshine State offers seemingly endless journeys. Whether in the cypress dugouts of the Calusa, Dimock's wood-and-canvas tarpon fishing canoe, or modern fiberglass and plastic, humans have been paddle fishing in Florida for thousands of years. Sprinkling colorful history throughout, author John Kumiski highlights the state's best paddle fishing destinations, both freshwater and saltwater, including the bass of Farm 13, the redfish and trout along the Big Bend Paddling Trail, and the snook and tarpon of the Everglades. Learn the locales and what to do when you get there, including launch points, shuttles, rentals, tackle, techniques, and more.

    By John Kumiski, ISBN 978-1-4671-4063-8, copyright 2019

    Price: $21.99
  • Florida Seashore Life - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
    Florida Seashore Life - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
    From Waterford Press:
    Stretching for 1,350 miles from Fernandina Beach to Pensacola, the Florida coastline encompasses a variety of diverse habitats on the Atlantic and Gulf shores that are home to thousands of species of plants and animals. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of birds, mammals, nearshore fishes, seashore creatures, seashells and plants. It also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by tourists and residents alike. Made in the USA.

    By James Kavanagh, ISBN 978-1-58355-097-7.


    Price: $7.95
  • Florida's Rivers
    Florida's Rivers
    From Pineapple Press:
    Florida's rivers comprise a tapestry of natural wonders. They lend character to the regions through which they pass and offer superb scenery and exciting recreational opportunities. Florida's rivers played a key role in the state's history, from the Spanish explorations through the Seminole Wars and into the modern era. Even their names - Apalachicola, Caloosahatchee, Ocklawaha, Suwannee, Withlacoochee - evoke images of the state's rich cultural heritage.

    This book provides a detailed profile of every significant river in the state. No other source provides such comprehensive coverage. The book features more than two hundred color photographs of waterways, fish, and wildlife, along with sixty river-system maps. Anglers, history buffs, nature enthusiasts, boaters, and others will find great value in its contents. It will acquaint the reader with waterways that so many people depend on but so few really know.

    By Charles R. Boning, ISBN 978-1-56164-986-0, copyright 2016.

    Price: $24.95
  • Give Sea Turtles a Safe Path Nesting Poster
    Give Sea Turtles a Safe Path Nesting Poster
    Nesting season poses risks for sea turtles along Florida's coasts. Artificial lighting and other human impacts can disorient hatchlings or obstruct their journey to the sea. This informative 11" x 17" color poster aims to educate beachgoers and property owners on simple actions they can take to support sea turtles and enhance their chances of survival.

    Price: $5.00
  • Juvenile Fish of Northwest Florida
    Juvenile Fish of Northwest Florida
    This sturdy and colorful identification guide to juvenile fishes of Florida's northwest Gulf coast includes full- color photographs along with information about their range and habitat, physical descriptions, key identifying features, size ranges, fun facts and FWC catch regulations. A must for beachcombers, naturalists, and educators. 
    Ring bound; 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”; 138 pp. 




    Price: $12.00
  • Paddler's Guide
    Paddler's Guide to the Sunshine State
    From University Press of Florida:
    Featuring a wide variety of paddling trips from the Panhandle to the Keys, this book provides an insider's scoop on canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddlingboarding in Florida. This easy-to-use guide equips paddlers of every level with a toolbox of skills for their adventure on the water, from trip planning to journey's end. It highlights practical tips for equipment and safety, as well as opportunities for viewing wildlife along the most notable and scenic of Florida waterways.

    This second edition is fully updated with the most current information on how to navigate 80 of Florida's best paddling routes and what to know before you go. Veteran paddlers and outdoor writers Sandy Huff and Lars Andersen are joined by 60 guest authors who offer valuable anecdotes and candid discussion about their topics and regions of expertise. With new photos, maps, and park and trail information, this guide will enable readers to head outdoors and enjoy a paddler's paradise.

    By Sandy Huff and Lars Andersen, ISBN 978-0-8130-6854-1, copyright 2022

    Price: $30.00
  • Florida Sea Grant Panic Prevent File for Marinas
    Panic Preventer File: Generic Model for Marinas
    “What if . . . ?” is a question every marina owner or operator should ask. This set of guidelines, developed in cooperation with Florida’s Clean Marina Programs, addresses a comprehensive set of common and not-so-common problems encountered in disasters, and what to do to prevent disasters from creating all-out panic. The publication comes with a CD that provides a Word version of the Panic Preventer File, with all instructions and fill-in forms. 
    Price: $20.00
  • Saltwater Fish Card Deck
    Saltwater Fish of the Gulf & Atlantic Playing Cards
    Hone your identification skills while having fun with this unique deck of playing cards! 

    54 cards, 2.5"x3.5". ISBN: 978-1-64755-050-9.
    Price: $5.95
  • Canvas Tote Bag
    Sea Turtle Plush
    This soft plush toy is the perfect companion for the young naturalist on your shopping list. 


    Price: $8.99
  • Gulf Coast Sport Fish Quick Guide
    Sport Fish of the Gulf Coast & Florida
    From Adventure Publications:
    Your guide to 67 of the most popular freshwater and saltwater sport fish of the Gulf of Mexico - including the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas - plus all of Florida's coastal waters.
    • Includes sport fish from freshwater, brackish water and saltwater
    • Organized by where you're fishing, whether close to shore or deep sea fishing
    • Pocket-sized format - easier than laminated foldouts
    • Professional illustrations that show key markings
    By Dave Bosanko, ISBN 9781591935803, copyright 2016. Spiral bound.
    Price: $9.95
  • Sport Fish Quick Guide
    Sport Fish of the Middle & South Atlantic Quick Guide
    From Adventure Publications:
    Your guide to 67 of the most popular sport fish of the inland waters, surf and deepwater.
    • Includes sport fish from freshwater, brackish water and saltwater
    • Organized by where you're fishing, whether inland, close to shore or deep sea fishing
    • Pocket-sized format - easier than laminated foldouts
    • Waterproof and tear-resistant durability
    • Professional illustrations that show key markings
    By Dave Bosanko, ISBN 978-1-59193-701-2, copyright 2021. Spiral bound.
    Price: $9.95
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