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January 2017  ¦  Volume 44  ¦  Issue 1

Features

January 2017

2017 FISHING BOAT BUYER’S GUIDE By Capt. John N. Raguso
The Fisherman’s long time boating editor delivers the most comprehensive boat buyer's guide available as he reveals the latest models and some of the next-generation standard features found on today’s fishing boats. Some truly amazing things are happening in the fishing boat marketplace and there’s never been a better time to consider purchasing that fishing boat of your dreams. Here is everything that’s new in the world of outboard-powered fishing boats, and your guide to shopping this winter’s boat show circuit.

2017 OUTBOARD MOTOR BUYER'S GUIDE By Capt. John N. Raguso
Whether you’re considering purchasing a new boat and motor or repowering an old favorite, here’s a rundown on the newest additions and innovations in the outboard power market.

PLUG BUILDING 2017: TROPHY TACKLE NEEDLEFISH By Dave Anderson
One of the Striper Coast’s more respected plug builders takes on the Trophy Needlefish, a design that relied heavily on input from legendary surfman Steve Campo.

DREAM BOAT: CROWNING THE 2016 DREAM BOAT CHAMPION By Toby Lapinski
The 2016 Dream Boat champion proves it takes more than luck to take home the grand prize.

THE STORY BEHIND STEIGER CRAFT BOATS By Fred Golofaro
Al Steiger’s passion for fishing is clearly reflected in the Steiger Craft lineup of custom fishing boats.

ICE JIGGING FUN By Frank Daignault
Long winters without fishing can give you the shakes. Why not combat the ailment with a little catching?

OPEN-WATER WINTER TROUT By Jamie Golden
Most winters the open-water trout season never rests on the many kettle ponds of Cape Cod.

WINTER WATER WOLVES By Kyle Quine
Winter is a great time to target large New England pike and here are some tips to make your time on the ice more productive.