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


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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole / Headwater (August 1, 2012)
  • Book Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

I had the great pleasure of creating the pencil illustrations for this book by my friend Bill Horn. Follow the links to find some of the original pencil work and limited edition prints of the Keys maps.

Migrations of fish, the rise and fall of tides, and weather changes through the year in the Keys. Bill provides 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. Keys’ color and history, geology, ecology, and seasonal foods.

About the Author:
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.

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