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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.


BEHOLD THE LOWLY EARTHWORM

The earthworm could be considered the universal bait for its ability to tempt both freshwater and saltwater species alike.
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THE FISHERMAN STATUE

Unveiled last July, this spring marks the beginning of the first full season of striped bass fishing since the completion of this beautiful bronze depiction of a fisherman carrying his catch.
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BEACH, BUNKER & BASS - AGAINST THE WIND

There is a case to be made for calm conditions and offshore winds when fishing the surf. Add bunker to the mix and you have a perfect storm of big fish opportunities.
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DRAG SENSE IN THE SURF: ONE MAN'S VIEW

While conventional wisdom with a reel’s drag is to set it and forget it, under certain conditions and scenarios there is a case for adjusting it throughout the battle.
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TAG A TAUTOG FOR TOMORROW

The RFA-CT is organizing a tagging program for blackfish/tautog in conjunction with the Connecticut DEEP.
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CLAM, A FIRST-ROUND SELECTION!

Equally effective both by boat and from the surf, the lowly clam is readily available year-round and produces from north to south cross the entire range of the striped bass.
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TIPS ON RELEASING YOUR CATCH

Tips on helping you get the fish back in the water as soon as possible for the best chance of a successful release.
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BOUNCING AROUND THE BLOCK - PART 2

Picking up where we left off with Part 1, this installment of surfcasting stops around Block Island covers the extensive southwest and western sides of the island.
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RIGGING EELS IN A ZIP

Rigging eels just got a whole lot easier!
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CATCH A TROUT- MAKE THE COVER

With trout fever spreading across the northeast, that next catch just might land your smiling face on the cover of The Fisherman Magazine!
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SHAD TO ARRIVE ANY DAY

Tennyson once wrote, "In the spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love" – obviously, Lord Alfred wasn’t much of a shad fisherman!
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BOUNCING AROUND THE BLOCK - PART 1

The first in a two-part, shore-bound tour of fabled Block Island and all its fishy structure and hot spots.
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