Bill “Doc” Muller has already authored a handful of books on the subject, but The Ultimate Surf Fishing Guide is by far his most comprehensive work. The book covers every aspect of surf fishing, with enough detail on each topic to satisfy novice to veteran casters. As do the many articles on surf fishing he has written over the years, The Ultimate Surf Fishing Guide is intended to not only educate, but also to “increase your respect, appreciation and enjoyment of surf fishing.
The initial chapters are geared toward the beginning surfcaster, but the pace soon quickens, covering a range of topics that include chapters on beach venues, casting, terminal gear, bucktails, plugs (a chapter on each category), metal lures, soft plastics, reading the beach, catch and release, beach buggies, night fishing, bait fishing and tackle maintenance. Each of these chapters is further broken down into more specific info concerning the main theme of the chapter. Virtually every detail associated with surf fishing is touched upon within the book’s pages, and even the Introduction contains some valuable insights into the surf game.
Bill’s years of educating students (he’s a retired college professor) and sharing his knowledge of surf fishing through hundreds of seminars and articles offer perhaps the best explanation for his ability to help the reader easily navigate what could be an otherwise frustrating learning curve.
Cost: $19.95 plus shipping and handling. Also available at local tackle shops.