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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.


IMPROVED CIRCLE HOOK RIGGING

Whether you call them bunker, menhaden or pogies, when impaling one on a circle hook designed for improved survival rates on released fish, there are things to consider to first improve your catch rate.
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SPRING BLUEFIN: NEW REGS USHER IN NEW SEASON

NOAA Fisheries has officially adjusted the Atlantic bluefin tuna daily retention limits for vessels permitted in the Highly Migratory Species Angling category and HMS Charter/Headboat category effective April 26.
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SURF FISHING: SOME MISCONCEPTIONS

If you fish the surf long, or hard, you will quickly come to realize that there are no absolutes when it comes to success in the suds, or in any other type of fishing for that matter.
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GET CONNECTED - BRAID TO BACKING TO SPOOL

A secure connection between your braided line and spool is of paramount importance; here’s a look at how to do it properly.
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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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