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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.


PULLING AN ANCHOR MADE EASY

Not everyone has a windlass or needs one. Here’s the easy way to weigh anchor without the work.
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MEASURE AND RELEASE

When the right formula and accurate measurements are used, a fish's weight can be estimated with little if any harm coming to the fish.
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HEAD OFF BIG BASS

Fishing behind the melee of a bluefish blitz can be your key to scoring a big striped bass this spring.
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HIGH-TECH JERKBAITS

High-tech hard plastic lures are making the transition from freshwater stand-bys to saltwater killers.
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FIVE KNOTS EVERY BOATER SHOULD KNOW

While not generally required in order to get your safe-boating license, this short list of must-know knots should be a part of every boater's repertoire.
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THE 2016 SWLCC SHOW

Atoms and Murats and Gibbs, oh my! A look inside the Salt Water Lure Collectors Club's annual show in Bourne, Massachusetts.
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BUYING BOAT INSURANCE: THE FINE PRINT

Check your policy for these six must-have coverage items.
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THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

Barometric pressure has a major influence on fish behavior which can give the angler an advantage and general idea of what they can expect out of a day of fishing.
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FOUR FIRE EXTINGUISHER MYTHS DEBUNKED

Every spring, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water receives questions from boaters about fire extinguishers. To help set the record straight here are four fire extinguisher myths debunked.
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LOST AND FOUND ROD AND REEL

Not all bad fishing stories end on a negative note. Here is one about a lost and found and reunited rod and reel.
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FLOTSAM & JETSAM: EARTH DAY IS OUR DAY!

While some may “celebrate” Earth Day on April 22, anglers see it as an opportunity to spend a few hours dedicated to protecting our future access rights.
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JAPANESE TAXIDERMY: GYOTAKU

An alternative option for documenting a memorable catch, Gyotaku is both beautiful and simple.
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