Fishing Florida's Top Ten Bass Lakes Volume I

Lake Tarpon

by Larry Barker & Lenny Crispino



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/6/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 114
ISBN : 9781553952442

About the Book

This book, the first in a series, is designed to help anglers catch more and bigger fish in Lake Tarpon, Florida. The authors--professional tournament fishermen and outdoors writers--share tips, technipues and some close guarded secrets about catching trophy fish, especially largemouth bass, on the lake.

The guide provides a wealth of informations about the lake, its fish, and the surrounding resources available to anglers. Of particular value are up-to-date maps that identify seasonal hot spots for bass and crappie. A full sized map of the lake is also included including depths, names of familiar lake areas and laocations, and landing docks.

Numerous photos and graphics, including a rare picture of the lake record bass, a 19 lb monster caught on a live eel in 1961, add interest to the book.

About the Author

Larry Barker, PhD, a freelance writer and video producer, has more than 30 years of experience fishing Florida and Bahamas fresh and saltwater tournaments. He has pubished over 20 books and 100 articles in such magazines as Florida Sportsmanand BASSMASTER. He has also been interviewed on NBC's Today Show and ABC's 20/20. Larry was honoured by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission in 2002 with the "Specialist Award" for outstanding catches (and releases) of trophy largemouth bass. In addition, he currently holds four catch and release world records for largemouth bass, black bullhead and chain pickerel, certified by the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame.

Captain Lenny Crispino has been a successful professional tournament fisherman and full-time guide on Lake Tarpon for more than 12 years. He owns and operates Tarpon Tom's Bait & Tackle, located on Lake Tarpon, and is widely sought after as a speaker for Bass and Fishing Clubs in the Tampa Bay Area. His fishing columns appear monthly in the St. Petersburg Times and The Suncoast News. He also frequently appears on television fishing shows and videos as a bass fishing expert. Lenny has spent over a decade studying largmouth bass migratory patterns on Lake Tarpon and is widely acclained as one of the premier experts on Lake Tarpon trophy bass fishing methods.