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January, 2020

2020 BOAT & MOTOR BUYER’S GUIDE By Capt. John N. Raguso
Bigger, faster, better, high-tech, inter-connected, user-friendly, ergonomic, multi-functional - the list goes on and on regarding why you might want to consider a new boat this season. There are some wickedly cool and interesting new boats to talk about for the upcoming model year, so just sit back and enjoy the ride as we begin our annual exploration with the 2020 version of the Fisherman’s Boat Buyer’s Guide.

BORN TO RUN: HUDSON RIVER TO CANYON STRIPER By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
The much-anticipated results of satellite tag #2 begs the question – coincidence or pattern?

MEET THE WINNER OF THE 2019 DREAM BOAT By Fred Golofaro
Nosed out of the top spot in 2018 by a tiebreaker, Garrett Weir was determined to find his way back to the winner’s circle.

MOVING WATER:BUTTON YER LIPS by Dave Anderson
A ‘Buyers Guide’ of metal lip styles and what they do when attached to a piece of wood.

ICE FISHING: THE HARD WATER OPTION By Anthony Kritis
Ice fishing can be a fun experience that just might change how you feel about winter.

CPR ON THE FLY:COLOR, PROFILE & RETRIEVE By Capt. Jim Freda
When choosing the appropriate fly, what characteristics are most important for drawing a strike?

A LOOK BACK:2019 OFFSHORE REVIEW By Capt. Tony Gatto
Some of the highlights included insane bluefin action around the Coimbra and an unprecedented swordfish bite at the canyons.