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August, 2020

NORTH VS. SOUTH: A DAYTIME SWORD FIGHT By Al Ristori
Northeast anglers may want to take a page from their Southern brethren when it comes to targeting daytime swords.

MINEFIELD MAHI: TARGETING NEARSHORE DOLPHIN By Nick Honachefsky
If the last two summers are a developing pattern, this month should be a good one.

MISSION MONTAUK: SAT TAG #3 IS DEPLOYED! By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
There are currently three 46-inch jumbo stripers swimming around somewhere in the North Atlantic with MiniPSAT devices affixed to their shoulders.

SHOREBOUND: FISH ARE WHERE YOU FIND THEM By Fred Golofaro
A far cry from traditional surf fishing hotspots, these areas offer some very good opportunities not far from home.

PORGIES ON ARTIFICIALS: A NEW TAKE ON AN OLD CLASSIC By Jackson Kobylarcz
New technology continues to change the way we approach fishing for different species, including the humble but tenacious porgy.

SUMMERTIME POTPOURRI By Capt. John N. Raguso
Our inshore and offshore waters come alive during late summer with a variety of transient gamefish.

WETSUITS IN THE SURF NO SWIMMING REQUIRED By Jerry Audet
You don’t have to swim to appreciate the many benefits afforded by a wetsuit.

TALE END MONSTER OF THE LAKE By Chris Angelone

SHARING OUR WATERS WITH WHALES AND OTHER MARINE WILDLIFE By Carl LoBue
Some advice on safely navigating around the large number of whales and porpoises that have taken up residence in our offshore and nearshore waters.

WESTERN SOUND: HART ISLAND FLUKE By D.W. Anthony
There’s no doubt that the August full moon offers western Sound anglers a great chance for a doormat.

SMITHTOWN BAY: MIXED BAG ON THE BOTTOM By William A. Muller
Smithtown Bay has always been special in its own way, for a variety of species including oceanic predators.

WELCOME BACK BLOWFISH By Tom Melton
For kids and adults, blowfish are just plain, old fun and pretty darn good eating.

NOYACK BAY: SUMMER RUN WEAKFISH By Tony Salerno
Along with weakfish, you are likely to find porgies, kingfish, blowfish, snapper blues, and even some sea bass in the mix.

A LOOK BACK: RELIVING THE PAST By Matt Ahern
Taking a look back at what fishing was like in the “good old days” for the late Matt Ahearn