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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.


THE SEARCH FOR BUNKER

When bass and blues tear into bunker schools, acquiring perfect baits becomes the first directive. Fill your livewell in a hurry with these bunker snagging tips from Captain Joey "Chasin' Tail" Leggio.
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CHARIOTS OF EEL

Live eels offer the best shot for surfcasters to go large but keeping the slimy critters alive and getting them to your sudsy hot spots takes a little ingenuity. The Fisherman's Toby Lapinski explains how to get it done.
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FALL BOAT BUYING TIPS

Boat shows are your best bet for getting a look at certified new, pre-owned and used boats. As when car shopping, however, you've got to go the extra yard to make a safe and smart investment.
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MIX AND MATCH SURF FISHING OUTFITS

When putting a surf outfit together, the rod and reel must be perfectly balanced to provide every fish-catching advantage possible. Follow this expert advice to come away with a quartet of outfits that cover a variety of situations.
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THE ULTIMATE FISHING CONTEST

In its 68th year, the Martha’s Vineyard Derby is as popular as ever and continues to draw eager anglers from around the world.
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TALE OF A SURF-CAUGHT MAKO

Would you believe a 600-plus-pound mako from the surf? It happened – and it wasn’t by accident. Read on to see how native New Yorker Matthew Zapala tackled this mighty beast from a Florida panhandle beach.
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THE ALLURE OF DIAMONDS

The sand eel deal for jigs both in the surf and from the deck include these proven options for heavy metal inshore mayhem.
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PRE-FISHING WITH THE IZORLINE BASS PROS

If you think serious black bass tournament anglers just show up and start casting on the day of the contest, think again. Most pre-fish to develop a solid game plan before the real deal begins. A couple of springs back, author John Punola fished with the Izorline team at Candlewood Lake in CT and filed this report.
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CALTABELLATTA WINS FLUKE MOUNT CONTEST!

Sharp photo of 14-pound 8-ounce doormat taken from the Raritan Reach Channel claims prize from Global Fish Mounts.
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MID-SUMMER MAHI MAYHEM

Little compares to the fighting ability, intensity and entertainment value mahi bring to the game. Catching them on the near shore and offshore grounds is a given if you have a good game plan. Here's how to light 'em up!
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GET A GRIP!

From the early days of golf cleats screwed into sneakers to today’s spiked boots, surfcasters are ever seeking sure footing in the surf environment.
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THE BOULDER FIELD FIVE

Five must-have plugs for the surfcaster that plies his craft along boulder-strewn playgrounds of the Northeast in search of striped bass and bluefish.
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