Hi LuckyHi Dave - what do you recommend for a safety line?
The first one's of my friend playing a 400lb Blue on 50lb stand-up gear - http://www.scbi.org.uk/Pages/00_ScbiSeparateImage.Asp?SsiF=92F.gif&SsiH=550&SsiW=809&SsiT=A%20Study%20in%20Curves - and the second, the attachment, a 225lb Yellowfin I got fishing the chair - you can see the slack in the line.I'm sure I've got some shots that illustrate that somewhere - I'll find them and post separately.
In terms of basic on line identification a starting point, I would suggest, is this site - http://www.floridafishandhunt.com/articles/wildlife-information/fish-identification/saltwater/florida-fish-records.htm. Complementing that there are, for example, organisations that produce laminated mini cards of Caribbean Reef species (just 'google' on the 'Net) for just 4 or 6$US and the IGFA similarly produce a much larger one covering global species.Hullo matey
Gar Goodson's 'Fishes of the Atlantic Coast' is a good place to start, IMHO (he has also done a Pacific Coast volume). It's compact, comprehensive, well-illustrated and while it's not aimed specifically at anglers, it's a good field guide that fits comfortably into a pocket. It lists the range, biology, edibility, size and habitat of most of the fish you'll find there. Not easily available here, and Amazon doesn't stock it at the moment but try specialists such as Coch-y-Bondhu (?sp?) books in Machynlleth, (I'm not making this up), or a US outlet.
Good luck with the move ... lucky man!