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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.


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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THE HUNT FOR BIG FISH WITH LARRY DAHLBERG

Whether your taste in trophy fish runs to sweetwater or the salt, this veteran angler and personality has designed a series of big fish lures.
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BLACKFISH DREAMING

On November 14 Bill Taylor bested a truly monstrous bulldog of 22.53 pounds which took the lead in The 2014 Dream Boat Challenge.
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ORIGINS OF THE CURSE

Perhaps it was the work of some higher power, or maybe it was just coincidence, but whatever it was for several years when any of us made plans to fish on a given night we each secretly hoped that the other guy would cancel at the last minute.
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HOW-TO: THE ULTIMATE NECKLIGHT

Whether you fish from a boat or in the surf, a flashlight is a must-have item for both safety and convenience.
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