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February 6, 2014  ¦  Volume 49  ¦  Issue 2

Features

February 6, 2014

IN THE SURF: WEATHER OR NOT By William A. Muller
Turbulence and white water are often a prelude to hot surf action.

SPIN REEL DRAG SYSTEM TLC By Pete Barrett
How to keep this critical function running smooth and trouble-free.

OF FLIES AND TEASERS By Angelo Peluso
Some of the best salty fly patterns are equally effective as teasers.

AN ANGLER’S PARADISE: CABO SAN LUCAS By Capt. John N. Raguso
One of the premier fishing destinations in the world attracts scores of anglers from our region. Here’s why.

WINTER REPRIEVE: PERCH TO THE RESCUE By Tony Salerno
Too rough for cod, and Florida not in the budget? Hit the tidal creeks for this cousin of the striper.

FOUR RIGS FOR WINTER WHITES By Tom Schlichter
Here’s a quartet of surefire rigs for white perch.

CODFISHING: A MATE’S PERSPECTIVE By Bill Jakob
Who knows better than those who spend day after day on deck?

PLUGBUILDING: THE SLIM PLUG By Dave Anderson
This slender profile metal lip has its share of believers.

EXTREME PLUGGING: TUNA TALES By Al Ristori
Bluefin and yellowfin tuna provide the ultimate in top-water action.

2014 MARINE ELECTRONICS ROUNDUP By Capt. John N. Raguso
There’s plenty to get excited about if you’re shopping for new electronics.

TRAVEL: FLORIDA EAST COAST BOUNTY IN THE SURF By Alberto Knie
Tackle big snook, tarpon, and red drum from the Florida surf.

SNOWTIME STRIPERS: BASSIN’ THROUGH THE WINTER By Toby Lapinski
Striper hungries willing to trek a bit north can have at it right through the “off season.”