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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.


BLACK SEA BASS – THE NEW “WAR BETWEEN THE STATES”

Atlantic coastal states are set to battle it out over scraps from a fishery that is 240% of the target biomass, sparking yet another fisheries war that can only end badly for all anglers from north to south.
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DREAM BOAT FISHING CHALLENGE: THE BIRD IS THE WORD IN 2018!

Some people feel that they can’t win the Dream Boat… this year we think it’s anybody’s game.
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WE ARE BEING WATCHED!

In the digital age in which we live, anglers must be even more careful to think before they speak (or post) for the repercussions can be even more far-reaching than ever before.
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CHRISTOPHER J. RAGUSO: A HERO IN LIFE

A loss to our local community and to a proud nation, Chris Raguso dedicated a large part of his life to serving others.
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THE TROLLING MOTOR ADVANTAGE

Not just for freshwater bassmen and southern flats boats, the trolling motor is fast-becoming a valuable tool of Northeast anglers in the know.
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ELECTRONIC CATCH REPORTING STARTS MARCH 12

As of March 12, for-hire vessels permitted to fish in federal waters for species managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will need to file their vessel trip reports electronically, even when fishing inshore.
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TRAVEL LOG:ST. THOMAS (USVI)

A year following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the sportfishing in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is back up at 100% access and action.
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POPPER TALK: GET THE MOST OUT OF POPPERS

Start doing a little of your "out of the box" thinking now, and once the striper run kicks into a high gear you'll all ready to "pop" out of your wader seams on a few good fish up top.
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NO-MESS FLIES, TEASERS & TAILS

For those looking to tie on a few flies and teasers in the season ahead, this acrylic resin is clean, neat, quick drying and simple to work with when sitting down at the workbench.
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RESOLVE YOURSELF TO LOG IT

Another year, another resolution; whether paper and pencil or downloadable APP, make this season you stick to your plan to create and maintain a fishing log to help improve forecasting and success in the future.


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IT'S TIME TO RENEW THOSE FISHING LICENSES

Whether you fish in fresh or saltwater, a recreational fishing license or registration is required. Here is a quick guide to lessen the confusion if you fish in more than one state.
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2018 NEW OUTBOARD MOTORS

Whether you need to equip a new boat or repower an old faithful, the list of 2018 outboard motors offer an excellent blend of features, fuel economy and power.
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