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February 2019  ¦  Volume 54  ¦  Issue 2

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February 2019

HOW-TO: BUILD YOUR OWN BAIT PEN By Capt. Tony Gatto
Maintaining a healthy supply of live baits can be a game changer when targeting some of our most prized inshore and offshore species.

PROFILING THE ATLANTIC COD By Bob Michelson
The Winter King has influenced history, politics and economics for the better part of five centuries.

PLUG BUILDING: THE FISHMASTER FLAPTAIL By Dave Anderson
Resurrect this striper catching classic for some heart-stopping surface strikes this season.

STRIPED BASS: HAS THE STOCK CRASHED? By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
A dismal season for many anglers along the Striper Coast, and early dissemination of preliminary stock assessment data has raised serious concerns about the health of the fishery.

2019 MARINE ELECTRONICS BUYERS’ GUIDE By Capt. John N. Raguso
This is definitely the golden age for marine electronics and it gets better every year. This year is no exception.

RODCRAFT: BUILD A RAIL ROD By Joseph Cassone
A West-Coast rod style finds its home with Northeast party boat tuna fishermen.

FINDING YOUR RHYTHM By Bryon Detwiler
Changing your normal approach to the fishing game can sometimes make a big difference in the outcome of your next fishing trip.

STINGER HOOKS: STICK A FLUKE By Capt. Steve Tombs
Adding a stinger hook to your jigs this season will put an end to short striking fluke.

KETTLE HOLE LAKES: MADE FOR JIGS By Tom Melton
Become proficient at fishing jigs and you can pull bass from the Island’s kettle hole lakes all season long.

IN REVIEW: 2018 OFFSHORE SEASON By Capt. Tony Gatto
The Fisherman’s Offshore Report columnist looks back at some of the high points of the 2018 offshore season.

HOW AND WHY: CHANGING BEACHES By William A. Muller
Some valuable insight into the dynamics that cause both subtle and dramatic changes to our Island’s shorelines.