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March 2019

STRIPED BASS ASSESSMENT UPDATE By Bob Danielson
The latest stock assessment states that the stock is in a state of decline and it will continue to decline unless something is done to reverse that trend.

HOW-TO: POWDER PAINT YOUR OWN JIGS By Anthony Kritis / Photos by Steven Levy
Here’s an economical way to build a good inventory of custom finished jig heads.

LIP SERVICE: MAKING PLUGS WORK FOR YOU By Jerry Audet
Here’s how you can modify plastic-lipped swimming plugs to bring your success in the surf to another level.

SPOONS OR MOJOS? THE “BIG GAME” STRIPER COMBO By Capt. Jim Freda
When it comes to their action, mojos are more forgiving than spoons and will catch bass at a wider range of speeds than the spoons.

TRAVEL LOG: FLORIDA MORE THAN JUST THE KEYS By Al Ristori
Florida is a major destination for Northeast anglers looking to bend a rod on a host of inshore and offshore species from March through May.

TURNING PRO: GO FOR YOUR DREAMS By Bucky D’Agostino
So you want to be like Mike and make it on the professional bass circuit?

SETTING UP AN EFFICIENT SURF BELT By Bob Danielson
This vital piece of equipment provides an added measure of safety and efficiency to the surf game.

POUR YOUR OWN: MAKING SOFT PLASTICS By Tom Fucini
From crafting molds to blending unique custom colors, pouring soft plastics is a rewarding way to pass the winter months.

STRIPER STOCKS AND 50 COUNT By Frank Daignault
While fifties were down last season, the smaller fish, and not all that small, were in good numbers.

FISHING AN OUTFLOW: THE OVERLOOKED JIG By Toby Lapinski
No less productive today than in seasons past, the jig could be the perfect lure for fishing deep current.

WHAT LIES BENEATH: READING SUBSURFACE STRUCTURE By Capt. Tom Migdalski
How to read the coastal landscape to understand the bottom composition, currents and species beneath your hull.

GUEST OPINION: THE STATE OF THE SHARK By Jamie Golden
As seal populations continue to increase, so too do the sightings of nearshore Atlantic great white sharks in New England.

FINDING FLUKE: POINT JUDITH TO CHARLESTOWN By Capt. Steve Tombs
A pile of spots off the eastern end of the South Shore of Rhode Island to find fluke this summer.