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February 22, 2018  ¦  Volume 46  ¦  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.

BOAT SENSE: BASIC FIBERGLASS REPAIRS By Capt. John N. Raguso
Knowing how to perform minor repairs to the skin of your vessel can help keep her looking good, while cutting down on repair bills.

EARLY SPRING SURF:PATIENCE IS THE KEY AS STRIPERS HEAD NORTH By Milt Rosko
Hit the sandy beaches for a little spring run reconnaissance, and don’t forget the bait rigs.

SWFRA REVISITED: “I REMEMBER BARNEGAT” By Vin T. Sparano
Revisiting an original Salt Water Fly Rodders of America trip 57 years ago this spring.

A MOVING FEAST: START TO FINISH STRIPERS By Willie Davis
The tides of March rise, bringing forth a new season of stripering all the way through fall.

THE FIBERGLASS CEILING: BREAKING THROUGH TO NEW ANGLERS By Suzanne Tullo
One female angler’s perspective on winning over new fishing partners in 2018.

RIGHT-EYED RETURN: OUT OF THE GATES WINTER FLOUNDER By Nick Honachefsky
When one angler’s winter epiphany leads to the first flounder sandwich of the year.

ALL ABOUT ATTITUDE: BIG PRE-SPAWN LARGEMOUTHS By Bruce Litton
Nine outstanding Garden State locations for targeting monster bass this season.

EXPRESS TUNA: MID-SHORE TIPS FOR SHORT RUN TRIPS By Joseph K. Mitchell
With a little strategic planning, you’ll be home with tuna before the boss knows you’re gone.