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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.

HOW-TO: PLUG STORAGE RACK By Tom Melton
This easy, do-it-yourself winter project will provide you with a neat and efficient way to organize all those plugs that you can’t resist adding to your arsenal.

EARLY SPRING: TIME TO THINK SMALL By John Paduano
As winter transforms to spring, ultralight tackle and small bodies of water become the field of play.

TACKLE CARE: PRE-SEASON CHECKLIST By Tony Salerno
Some basic maintenance and a touch of TLC can have your tackle in tip top shape in time for the upcoming season.

SPRING SURF: LITTLE NECK BAY CULL By William A. Muller
Not playing by the book may be the key to culling some bigger stripers while other casters are fixated on catching schoolies.

SNAG AND DROP ALTERNATIVE FOR SUCCESS AND CONSERVATION By Joseph K. MItchell
With another striped bass season close at hand, it's time to rethink the way we go about targeting this valuable resource.