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February 22, 2018  ¦  Volume 45  ¦  Issue 3

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February 22, 2018

SUSQUEHANNA FLATS: BIG STRIPERS FOR LITTLE TRAVEL By Keith Kaufman
This perennial upper Chesapeake hotspot has been drawing “catch & release” trophy hunters for decades.

PLUG BUILDING: THE BIG WEASEL By Dave Anderson
Because of their scarcity, swimming an original is completely out of the question.

THE TRUTH ABOUT BAROMETRIC PRESSURE By David Ross
Just how much of an effect does a falling or rising barometer have on your fishing? The answer may surprise you.

HEAVY THOUGHTS: DISSECTING THE JIG HEAD By Toby Lapinski
A look at some jig head shapes and how to make them work for you.

SCHOOLIE TIME: SCALE DOWN FOR STRIPERS By Fred Golofaro
Several strong up and coming year classes provide hope for the future and lots of fun for those who downsize their tackle.

ICE-OUT TACTICS FOR BASS AND CRAPPIE By Kyle Quine
Piecing together the right variables is the key in springtime success on these popular freshwater species.

RIG A FISHING BIKE By Dave Pickering
Not just for the Canal, a bicycle offers the mobile fisherman access to spots that are otherwise too far to reach on foot.

LATE-WINTER HOLDOVERS By Pat Vogt
Head to your local tidal river for a shot at some striped bass action right now.

LAST YEAR’S STRIPER MUSINGS WITH FIFTIES By Frank Daignault
Striper management is in the midst of evolution, and tabulating the annual catch is rife with difficulty.

THE BENEFITS OF LOGGING By Kevin Naudts
Keep those fishing memories alive and your results improving by starting a fishing log in 2018!