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Fishing tips, techniques, hot spots, how-to, where-to, when-to – it's all right here in The Fisherman's feature articles. Read along as our expert staff details when, where and how to fill the cooler with tasty fillets or deck your favorite gamefish. We'll cover inshore, offshore and freshwater fishing with insightful pieces designed to put you in the right place at the right time using baits and lures that fish can't resist. From gangbusters like striped bass, bluefish, false albacore, mahi and tuna, to dinner staples including fluke, sea bass, blackfish, codfish and scup, you'll find a treasure trove of information in each and every article.


STRIPED BASS REGULATIONS BY STATE

State-by-state breakdown of the current recreational striped bass regulations.
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THE RED FIN

You’ve heard the folk lore, but have you ever tried this simple modification to a tried-and-true surf producer?
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THE FISHERMAN'S STRIPED BASS PHOTO CONTEST

A new mini-tournament concept for Fisherman subscribers worth a possible trip to Costa Rica.
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FINE-TUNING THE PENN 706Z

Recently reintroduced by Penn, here’s how to stretch the life of this workhorse and make a good reel even better.
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WHAT A DRAG!

Choosing the right drag depends on the fish, tackle, fishing situation and angler skill. Making the right choices will help you land more fish. Let’s take a look at what works best.
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TIPS ON PLAYING THE SPOONS

Spoon master Tony “Maja” Arcabascio shares his secrets on trolling this deadly lure for striped bass.
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THE ICE TACKLE TAXI

Craft your own ice fishing sled to take you far and wide across your favorite frozen venue.
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THE IMPROVED SNAFU RIG

The deadly effective snafu rig has earned a serious reputation as a big blackfish killer and is responsible for besting Kenneth Westerfeld’s 28.80-pound pending World Record white chin.
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SEEKING SEA HERRING

Sea herring can be jigged up from the many piers and docks that dot the coastline of the northeast, but finding success is not always as simple of an endeavor as one might hope.
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THE POWER TO PERSEVERE-ON ICE COOKERY AND CATCHING

When fishing in the harshest of ice angling elements, often times the culinary aspect is just as important as the location of fish.
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˜TWAS THE HOUR BEFORE LOW TIDE

Pour yourself a glass of egg nog, pull up a chair and give a look at this surfcaster's take on a holiday classic.
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NIGHTMARE ON A JETTY

A brush with death provided this surfcaster with a whole new perspective on the dangers of chasing stripers from slime-covered rock piles.
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