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February 22, 2018  ¦  Volume 53  ¦  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.

LOOKING BACK: DIVERSIFY YOUR FISHING By Steve Shevlin
The author takes us through his 2017 season and shows how diversifying your approach can make this year’s fishing more rewarding.

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.

STRIPED BASS: MOON TIDE MAGIC By Capt. Tom Mikoleski
Moon tides and the currents they generate are a major turn-on for trophy size stripers.

LEADER TALK: GETTING DOWN TO BASICS By Paul Stowe
Abrasion resistance, visibility and stiffness can all play a role when it comes to selecting the right leader for the job.

PROFILES IN ANGLING: JESSE YORK By Al Ristori
Jesse York was a pioneer of Northeast angling techniques who lived on borrowed time.