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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 PRACTICAL PLASTIC WORM

The lowly plastic worm, rigged on a simple jighead, is an economical cow-catching machine.
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OF TRUTH AND COD

A captain’s story of radio chatter, cold, and the calamities endured in pursuit of the winter king.
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HOW-TO: EASY HOOK CONVERSION

Here is a simple and effective way to convert those extra strong, closed eye VMC hooks to the open eye variety.
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THE BEST IN MY COLLECTION

A license plate topper was the metal logo attached to the top of license plates of the early surf fishing beach buggies in the 1950’s and 60’s.
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GEAR UP FOR BACCALA

Whether you head out on a cold winter day or run far offshore under the summer sun, packing the right gear goes a long way toward making cod trips productive and enjoyable - especially if you are fishing aboard somebody else's boat.
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CLIMATE CHANGE - WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR ANGLERS AND THE FISH THEY PURSUE?

Many scientists believe climate change is to blame for the increasing intensity of the world’s weather. How might it affect our outdoor lives and fishing in the northeast?
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INSIDE THE MIND OF A COW HUNTER

The road to catching cow stripers on a regular basis requires a serious commitment that might not be for everyone.
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POST HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF AND ASSISTANCE

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy many boaters, anglers and citizens will need assistance to get back on their feet and begin the rebuilding process. Here are some important links and information to help point you in the right direction.
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FILING FLOOD INSURANCE CLAIMS

Hammered by the floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy? Follow these basic points for flood insurance claims to ensure your coverage isn't jeopardized.
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A MESSAGE FROM THE FISHERMAN MAGAZINE

To everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy, The Fisherman extends our sincere wishes that life quickly gets back on track. Challenges lie ahead but the angling community is a tough bunch - and a close family. We hope to see you back on deck and in the suds real soon.
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UMBRELLA BASICS

The umbrella rig is one of the most effective trolling lures ever invented for stripers and blues. Follow these tips to make these rigs work for you.
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FALL BLUEFISH BASH

Summer slammers may be fun, but the fall fiesta of blitzing blues is what many anglers wait for every year. If you are looking to wrestle a gator, now is the time to grapple.
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