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August 31, 2017  ¦  Volume 52  ¦  Issue 26

Features

August 31, 2017

SEA BASS CLASS IS IN SESSION BY NICK HONACHEFSKY
It may require work finding open seasons, but it’s all play – big play – once you do.

BOAT SENSE: ADDING FUNCTIONAL LUXURY TO YOUR BOAT BY JOHN N RAGUSO
These upgrades have “reel” value helping captains catch more fish, run vessels safely or efficiently, and adding to crew comfort.

DUNK A CHUNK FOR FALL TROPHIES BY MARK EDWARDS
Chunking is one of the most effective ways to connect with big stripers and blues in the fall surf.

GET THE MOST OUT OF BUCKTAILS BY FRED GOLOFARO
Adding the snap jigging technique to your bucktailing repertoire adds a whole new dimension to your surf fishing arsenal.

THE PLUGGER’S LURE BAG BY STAFF
A look at must-have surf plugs with tips on how and where to fish them for maximum success.

TALKIN’ TACKLE: HOMER RHODE LOOP By Pete Barrett
This is a simple and exceptionally strong knot when used with monofilament and fluorocarbon leaders from 20- to 80-pound test.

SURF SAVVY: HITTING THE STRIKE ZONE By Andy Dear
The author picks the brains of surf sharpie Crazy Alberto Knie to reveal why 10 percent of fishermen catch 90 percent of the fish.

TARGETING EDDIES: THINK OUTSIDE THE RIP By Tom Fucini
While many anglers concentrate their efforts on the main rip line itself, they overlook productive nearby water.

IMPROVING SCIENCE: COUNTING SEA BASS BY HOOK & LINE By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Could a Rutgers University sea bass study hold the key to improved reef fish assessments throughout the country?

MORICHES BAY: MIXED BAG BONANZA By Tony Salerno
Moriches Bay features a smorgasbord of species within its shallow confines during the ninth month.

NORTH SHORE: HARD NOSED HARBOR BLUES By William A. Muller
Bluefish prowl Western Sound harbors in late summer and early fall, providing some exciting shallow water action.

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