Book-Fishing Florida Flats: A Guide to Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, and Much More by Jan Maizler, Shallow ocean, or "flats," fishing is one of the most popular coastal activities in Florida. No other place has such a large combination of different shallow water species. In Fishing Florida’s Flats, world-champion angler Jan Maizler draws on the expertise of numerous "flatsmasters" who share their wisdom on how to land a trophy catch. 208 page Paperback edition. 5.5 x 8.5 inch format.