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January 25, 2018  ¦  Volume 53  ¦  Issue 2

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January 25, 2018

STRIPED BASS: HISTORY AND LIFE CYCLE By Robert Michelson
A revealing look at the life cycle and history of arguably the most popular sportfish on the East Coast.

MARINE ELECTRONICS ROUNDUP By Capt. John N. Raguso
With fierce competition bringing prices down and overall functionality up to new levels, there has never been a better time to shop for new electronics.

PLUG BUILDING: NAT’S NEEDLE By Dave Anderson
Kicking back to a needlefish plug designed by legendary Long Island surfcaster Nat Piazza.

THE TROLLING MOTOR ADVANTAGE By Capt. Mike Roy
Not just for freshwater bassmen and southern flats boats, the trolling motor is fast-becoming a valuable tool of Northeast anglers in the know.

WHITE PERCH: BEATING CABIN FEVER By Matt Broderick
This close relative to the striped bass can provide a welcome reprieve from cabin fever through the winter months.

HOW-TO: COMMON SENSE PLUG MODIFICATIONS By William A. Muller
Here are some simple modifications that can make life easier and safer for you and the fish.

SOUTH SHORE WRECKS: COD, POLLOCK, LING AND MORE By Nick Honachefsky
Bundle up and commit to tangling with some good eating table fare this winter.

RESURRECTING THE JIGMASTER By Pat Vogt
Breathe new life into an old-school classic conventional workhorse of a reel.

ANNUAL REPORT By Ross Squire
The NYSFC contest officer analyzes results of the 2017 installment of this season long inter-club surf contest.