FISHING IN NRTHERN CALIFORNIA, by Ken Albert. Good for anglers new to the California experience. Lots of handy information especially for freshwater fishing and places.
CALIFORNIA FISHING, by Tom Stienstra. Decent (boat chauvinist) guidebook for freshwater and saltwater fishing spots.
PACIFIC COAST FISHES, by William Eschmeyer and Earl S. Herald. A Peterson Field Guide. It's always a good idea to know what it is you've caught. And who knows, you might even discover a new species and have it named after you--just like Mr. A.C. Jackson of San Francisco, immortalized in the black perch, embiotica jacksoni.
PACIFIC COAST, by Bayard and Evelyn McConnaughey.An Audubon Society guide. For those who believe knowledge is power. An amazing book.
FISHERMAN'S OCEAN, by David A. Ross. Incredible writing by a marine biologist
who fishes. (Thanks to Scott
for introducing me to this one!)
ROCKFISHES OF THE NORTHEASTERN PACIFIC, by Milton S. Love. Thorough and
Abe and Angelo Cuanang. The
best book on the subject. Hard to find these days.
And Do Check Out These Excellent Online Articles! Worth Printing.
EFFECTS OF WATER MOVEMENT AND OTHER PARAMETERS ON FISHES AND FISHERIES, By Dr. Milton Love: HERETIDES & CURRENTS, by NOAA: HERE