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March 2017

OFFSHORE JIGGING: HEAVY METAL TUNA By Tony Gatto
Jigging for tuna has become the go-to approach for many anglers intent on doing battle with these hard fighting pelagics.

TROLL MORE STRIPERS: BUILD A BIGGER SPREAD By Gary Caputi
“New school” trolling techniques have broadened the options for striped bass anglers.

PLUG BUILDING: THE SOCO CHIEF By Dave Anderson
The SoCo Chief is considered by many vintage plug collectors to be the Holy Grail.

COLD WEATHER FISHING: OUTFITTING FOR LIFE & LIMB By Paul Cummings
Cold weather fishing can be detrimental to your health. Here’s a threepronged approach to avoiding hypothermia.

SPRING SALMON & TROUT EXPLOSION By Bill Hilts, Jr.
The Lake Ontario region offers some excellent angling opportunities for coastal anglers waiting out the arrival of their favorite saltwater species.

BOAT SENSE: A GUIDE TO BUYING YOUR FIRST BOAT By Capt. John N. Raguso
The boating lifestyle can be richly rewarding, but it can also be a major headache if you make the wrong choices.

THE FOR-HIRE CALENDAR: MARCH TO AUGUST By Toby Lapinski
With year-round fishing options across New England, here is a look at your best bets from now through August.

COW POTENTIAL: LAST YEAR'S FIFTIES By Frank Daignault
Striper fishing last year held, but the monsters never really showed.

GO LIGHT FOR SPRING STRIPERS By William A. Muller
When schoolie stripers dominate early-season action,it’s time to break out the light tackle and have some fun in the surf.

HUNTING SPRING LARGIES By Dave Anderson
As winter gives way to spring, largemouth bass begin to move shallow and they are eager to feed.

GUEST OPINION: OFFSHORE WIND FARMS By Captain Michael Pierdinock
What effect will proposed offshore wind farms have on both commercial and recreational fisheries here in New England?