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A DOUBLE-SHOT OF SHOWS by Toby Lapinski
With the final days of March comes the final two fishing shows of the 2017 season here in New England.
APRIL KICKS OFF SPRING FISHING by Fred Golofaro
Fishing opportunities broaden considerably in the fourth and fifth months, as a host of inshore species, along with trout, put a bend in the rods of winter weary anglers.
A CASE FOR CHANGE IN FLUKE MANAGEMENT by Tom Smith
New and existing data could indicate that NOAA Fisheries efforts to save the summer flounder fishery may actually be contributing to the recent decline, an argument that could bear fruit in SSFFF's ongoing efforts.
A NEW FISHERIES SHERIFF COMES TO TOWN by Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
The confirmation of Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary should represent a transition in federal fisheries management in the Trump White House and clears a fluke hurdle in New Jersey for the Christie administration.
ASMFC TO LOOSEN STRIPED BASS REGS? by ASMFC
The ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board initiates development of Draft Addendum V to consider liberalizing management measures.
ASMFC APPROVES FLUKE OPTION 5 by Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
ASMFC members vote 7-3 in favor of the so-called “Option 5” for the 2017 fluke regulations at their Virginia meeting, with New Jersey officials off to Washington DC to tell Congress “enough is enough.”
ASMFC/DNREC FLOUNDER HEARING ON JAN. 17 by DNREC
The Delaware meeting on the 2017 summer flounder regulatory measures with ASMFC will be held on Tuesday, January 17 at 6 p.m. in Dover, DE.
A CHANGE WILL DO YOU GOOD by Dave Anderson
Changes in environmental factors can help turn on the striper bite!
ASMFC REGIONAL TOG MANAGEMENT by Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
The Commission’s Tautog Management Board approved regional stock assessments for Long Island Sound and New Jersey-New York Bight for management use.
ACME KASTMASTER AND ATOM STRIPER SWIPER by Capt. John N. Raguso
Now that the summer fishing season is in full swing, striper and bluefish fans should consider two classic lures that have not lost any of their magic fish-catching abilities over the years.
ASMFC TO REVIEW HARVEST ESTIMATES by Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
The ASMFC summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass and bluefish management boards plan to meet via conference call to review recent recreational harvest estimates.
ASMFC SCHEDULES MENHADEN HEARINGS by Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
The states of Rhode Island through Delaware have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Addendum I to Amendment 2 the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden.
A SOLITARY ROCK by Toby Lapinski
A break in the solitude of a night alone in the surf is welcomed when a large striped bass makes her presence known.
ANTICIPATED FLUKE, SEA BASS AND SCUP REGS by Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has announced its expectations for 2016 recreational fluke, scup and black sea bass management.
A GUIDE'S PERSPECTIVE ON ICE FISHING ELECTRONICS by Maynard Lee
A look at how a trifecta of marine electronics can best be applied to ice fishing situations.
A TIME OF TRANSITION by Toby Lapinski
For many anglers it’s easier to replace one fishing habit with another than it is to call it quits all together, even if only temporarily.
AVG ABUNDANCE OF JUVENILE SB IN VA by Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Preliminary results suggest an average number of young-of-the-year striped bass was produced in Virginia tributaries of Chesapeake Bay in 2015.
ANGLERS' ART EXHIBIT IN NY by Toby Lapinski
Mike Laptew and Savio Mizzi have teamed up to present an absolutely stunning display of underwater photography and fine art paintings depicting gamefish and the marine environment.
ASMFC SEEKS INPUT ON TAUTOG MANAGEMENT by ASMFC
The ASMFC's Tautog Management Board is seeking public comment on the Public Information Document (PID) for Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Tautog.
AUG. 12 FLUKE MEETING IN NYC OPEN TO PUBLIC by Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Fisheries managers will meet in Manhattan from Monday, August 10 through Thursday, August 13 with impending quota reductions anticipated for the 2016 summer flounder season.
APPOINTMENTS TO FISHERY COUNCILS by U.S. Commerce Department
The U.S. Commerce Department has appointed 30 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks.
ASMFC SUMMER MEETING AGENDA by ASMFC
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s annual summer meeting is scheduled to take place in Alexandria, VA, on August 4-6.
ATLANTIC MENHADEN KILLS IN CONNECTICUT by CT DEEP
Several mass die-offs of bunker/menhaden were reported in Connecticut waters over Memorial Day weekend.
ASMFC BEGINS SEA BASS STOCK ASSESSMENT by ASMFC
The ASMFC welcomes the submission of data sets that will improve the accuracy of the assessment.
ATLANTIC HERRING DRAFT AMENDMENT 3 by ASMFC
The Atlantic Herring Section has released Draft Amendment 3 to the Interstate Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan for public comment.
ASMFC SPRING MEETING AGENDA by The Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Comission
The final agenda and meeting materials for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's 2015 Spring Meeting in Virginia have been released.
ATLANTIC CITY INLET JETTY SYSTEM by Capt. Scott Newhall
Located at 39.22’ 17.99” N and 74.24’ 45.85” W these fish holding structures are worth the gamble.
ASMFC UPDATES ON KEY SPECIES by Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
At the Winter Meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission in Virginia, management issues pertaining to such key species as striped bass, black sea bass and fluke were addressed.
A.C. BOAT SHOW NEXT UP by Chris Lido
Escape winter and plan for Summer at the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show February 4-8, 2015
ASMFC WINTER MEETING AGENDA by Toby Lapinski
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will host its Winter Meeting in Alexandria, VA, February 3 - 5, 2015.
ASMFC 73RD ANNUAL MEETING by Toby Lapinski
Scheduled for the week of October 27 - 30, the 73rd Annual ASMFC Annual Meeting will cover a wide range of topics including fisheries management on striped bass, American eel, cancer crab and more.
AUTUMN PORGY POUNDING by Toby Lapinski
Late summer and early fall is the best time to hop aboard your local head boat in search of slammer scup!
ASMFC SETS STRIPED BASS PUBLIC HEARINGS by Toby Lapinski
If striped bass are important to you then it is of utmost importance that you attend these hearings and make sure that your voice is heard!
ALLIED BOAT WORKS 20 FISHERMAN by Capt. John N. Raguso
Sometimes our lives just get too complex. If fishing is supposed to take the hard edge off of the usual challenges of work and family, then simplifying your piscatorial adventures can be a good thing. And few boat builders can simplify things better than Allied Boat Works with their 20-foot Fisherman model.
A FIRST LOOK AT NEW PRODUCTS FROM OKUMA by Michael Caruso
Check out some exciting new products from Okuma Fishing Tackle that were debuted at this year's ICAST 2014 show.
ANOTHER FISHING REPORTS WINNER by The Fisherman Staff
Adam Stannard is this week's winner of an Aquatic AV Media Locker. Congrats Adam.
ASMFC PUBLIC HEARING ON AMERICAN EEL IN MA
On July 1 a Public Hearing on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Draft Addendum IV to the American Eel Fishery Management Plan will be held in Massachusetts.
ASMFC PUBLIC HEARING ON AMERICAN EELS IN CT
On June 24 a Public Hearing on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Draft Addendum IV to the American Eel Fishery Management Plan will be held in Connecticut.
A NEW BOAT FOR BLACK HAWK SPORTFISHING by Toby Lapinski
Sailing out of the Niantic River in Connecticut, the newly-upgraded 75-foot boat will open up many new fishing opportunites for fishermen from across New England and beyond.
ABSECON BAY, NJ by Capt. Scott Newhall
Come visit after the Atlantic City Boat Show when stripers, fluke, weakfish and more feed in the fertile waters.
ART OF THE RETRIEVE by Angelo Peluso
The goal of any retrieve is to make the fly look natural. Check out Angelo Peluso as he covers several different ways to impart life in an otherwise lifeless fly.
ANNOUNCING THE 2013 DREAM BOAT CHALLENGE WINNERS! by Capt. Joe Wenegenofsky
So who were the winners of the 2013 Dream Boat Challenge? Read on to see who took the top 8 spots and which lucky anglers scored the Cobia 217 CC and the trip to Zancudo Lodge!
ASMFC AMENDS EEL FISHERIES by Chris Lido
You wouldn't think there would be such turmoil over the lowly eel, but they are an important food source, bait and indicator species.
ABU GARCIA REVO TORO NACL BAITCASTING REEL by Capt. John N. Raguso
For anyone who remembers their basic high school science, the Revo Toro’s “NaCl” namesake tells the story of what it’s meant to do and where.
A CALL FOR ACTION IN CONNECTICUT by Toby Lapinski
If you like catching trout or salmon in Connecticut waters, read this editorial and pick up the phone today!
ANGLER'S PARADISE AT SALTY EXPO by Fred Golofaro
The Saltwater Fishing Expo at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ is the largest show dedicated to saltwater sportfishing north of Miami, FL.
AIRMAR'S NEW CHIRP TRANSDUCERS
Airmar’s new CHIRP transducers really are a step up the evolutionary ladder in the world of recreational fishfinders.
AFTER THE STORM - ON LONG ISLAND, SANDY'S BREACHES TO BE CLOSED by Tom Schlichter
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that work will begin immediately to close the breaches on Long Island's barrier islands caused by Hurricane Sandy.
AFTER THE STORM - NJ'S BELMAR OPEN BOAT FLEET RESUMES SAILING by Tom Lynch
Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey's Belmar open boat fleet has resumed fishing. That's bringing smiles, hope and solid action to those anglers who can manage to get out.
ANGLERS PULLED FROM FRIGID WATERS OFF COAST OF MASSACHUSETTS by Toby Lapinski
While out for a day cod fishing off the New England coast, two local anglers discover a capsized boat and become heroes.
AFTER THE STORM - NJ GOVERNOR AND CONGRESSMAN REQUEST FEDERAL FISHERY RESOURCES DISASTER RELIEF by Chris Lido
Bait shops, charter and party boats forced to close early this year should benfit from proposed disaster relief.
AFTER THE STORM - STARTING TO SAIL IN JERSEY by Chris Lido
For many Jersey Shore businesses the season hangs in the balance, but more and more tackle shop and boats are getting underway this week.
A MESSAGE FROM THE FISHERMAN MAGAZINE by The Fisherman Staff
To everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy, The Fisherman extends our sincere wishes that life quickly gets back on track. Challenges lie ahead but the angling community is a tough bunch - and a close family. We hope to see you back on deck and in the suds real soon.
ANDE BLUE MONSTER MONO by Capt. John N. Raguso
Ande’s new Monster Mono in “Gulfstream” blue is a line that’s born and bred for rough and tumble blue water action.
AMBROSE CHANNEL, NJ by Chris Lido
As summer flounder season fires off, haunts like the famous fluke funnel known simply as Ambrose will be producing hefty flatfish already.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PARTY BOAT MATE by Tom Schlichter
We dare you to not break a sweat as you follow mate Deena Lippman through a typical morning’s worth of bay fluke fishing on the open boat Shinnecock Star.
ANGLERS RAISE MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE!
The largest spring striper tourney on Long Island's Great South Bay raised nearly $8000 dollars for charity and was won by a 46-pound cow.
Alaska Trip, Elfin Cove
The Fisherman Magazine takes you to Alaska's Tanaku Lodge for some amazing halibut, salmon and bottom fishing, all set against the wild environs of the 49th state.
A BETTER CONNECTION
The improved Albright knot is great for joining mono to braid. It has a smooth finish and provides added insurance against slippage, especially in offshore applications.
Accurate Spinning Reel
Direct from the 2011 ICAST Tackle Show in Las Vegas, The Fisherman Magazine and Accurate Fishing Products provide insight into this manufacturer's all-new spinning reel - and it's a winner!
ANGELICA POINT, MATTAPOISETT, MA by Dave Anderson
From May right on through the fall run, New England surf anglers can have a hot time targeting striped bass and bluefish here.