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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.


CHANGING REGULATIONS: TALKING CIRCLES

With the ASMFC considering mandatory use of circle hooks when bait fishing for striped bass in 2020, two of our editors relay their circle hook findings and how to make them work for you.
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ANGLER PROFILE: AL RISTORI

Capt. Al Ristori just turned 83. The legendary writer, fisheries activist and seasoned angler still fishes every single day with the excitement of a little boy.
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SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM

With the spring bluefish bite developing up and down the coast, save a few fish for the smoker and treat yourself to a culinary delight.
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STRIPED BASS DO SI DO

The Massachusetts DMF dances around setting any real conservation measures for striped bass with new regulations.
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THE 2019 NORTHEAST STRIPED BASS STUDY

Five years after removing striped bass from the Dream Boat Fishing Challenge, The Fisherman Magazine partners up with Gray FishTag Research and Navionics in a ground-breaking research program to better understand the species.
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FISHING LICENSE & REGISTRATION, PLEASE

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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PLAYING THE SLOTS

With reductions in striped bass harvest on the horizon, one option being thrown around is a slot limit; but how would that work and what might be implemented?
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FL KEYS - A WINTER OPTION

Whether you plan on booking a last-minute charter or you’re just looking to apply Northeast style surfcasting tactics on bridge permit, a quickie trip to the Florida Keys is a great way to shorten the winter.
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2019 OUTBOARD MOTOR BUYER’S GUIDE

Whether outfitting a new boat or updating an old favorite with fresh power, these new engines are your insurance for spending quality fishing and family time on the water this upcoming season.
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2019 FISHING BOAT BUYER’S GUIDE - PART 1

Outboard powered sportfishers continue their evolutionary journey, breaking new size and capability barriers with each passing season. Here’s part 1 of the ultimate guide for what’s new in fishing boats for 2019.
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2019 FISHING BOAT BUYER’S GUIDE - PART 2

With so many new boats on the market this year, we had to break out annual buyer's guide in half. Here’s part 2 of the ultimate guide for what’s new in fishing boats for 2019!
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MEET THE WINNER OF THE 2018 DREAM BOAT FISHING CHALLENGE

This year’s Challenge went down to the final gun with the winner decided by a tie-breaker.
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