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February, 2020  ¦  Volume 47  ¦  Issue 2

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February, 2020

2020 MARINE ELECTRONICS BUYER’S GUIDE By Capt. John N. Raguso
This year’s class of electronics are breaking new ground and opening buyers to a whole new world of options.

HOW-TO: MAKE YOUR OWN HOOK-OUT By Anthony Kritis
With catch & release increasingly popular and in some cases necessary, and growing concern about release mortality, this is a tool you should not be without.

ROAD TRIP: ON THE HUNT FOR MONSTER BLACKFISH By Frank Mihalic
Take your togging on the road in search of your personal best white chin.

ON THE ROAD: PREVENTATIVE TRAILERING By Charley Soares
Before hitting the highway, try spending some time with your trailer in the driveway.

2020 PLUG BUILDING: AN ALBIE PENCIL By Dave Anderson
Catch these mini tunas on mini pencil poppers. Here’s how to make ‘em!

OPEN-WATER OPTIONS:HUNTING WINTER TROUT By John A. Bevilacqua Sr.
Where open water can be found, winter trout options abound in Southern New England.

MENTAL FORTITUDE: ZEN AND THE ART OF LANDING BIG FISH Story and photos by Jerry Audet
When it comes to landing your personal best, you can never start too early.

UNTAPPED OPPORTUNITIES: WINTER EXPERIMENTS By Frank Daignault
Here are some forgotten long shots that could still be there waiting to bend a rod; you just have to go looking.

MAKE IT YOURS: CUSTOMIZE YOUR KAYAK By Mark Ambert
The basic fishing kayak platform is prime for tricking-out to meet your angling needs.

LATE ICE: PRESSURED PANFISH By Kyle Quine
Extend the hot bite of early ice by altering your presentation and location to adapt to specific panfish preferences.