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We Are Being Watched!

In my January Editor’s Log I discussed a proposal in Massachusetts to ban commercial fishing for striped bass.

Exploding Heads

It’s a question I posted to my Jersey fishing friends on Facebook in December, which immediately generated 62 NO responses, and 17 YES.

2018 2 Stay Safe Ice

Stay Safe on the Ice!

Ice is never 100 percent safe. You can’t judge the strength of ice just by its appearance, age, thickness or the temperature.

Sea Bass: Management Methodology

The black sea bass fishery is jointly managed by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, ASMFC, and the National Marine Fisheries Service, NMFS. ASMFC issued a Public Information Document for Addendum XXX to the Fishery Management Plan for black sea bass in December 2017, on which they are looking for public comments.

Burden of Proof

So I’m walking down the street in my favorite Irish tweed cap, the one my buddy refers to as the “soup” hat.

MA Bills Would Phase Out Commercial Striper Fishing

While New York wallows behind all of the other states in the Northeast when it comes to striped bass management, it is encouraging to see that Massachusetts is making an effort to step up its game when it comes to managing this important sportfish.

Bring on the New Year!

The December edition of The Fisherman is the last one of 2017; that means subscribers get a 14-week break from the weekly deliveries.

ASA – Changing of the Guard

Just about every U.S. industry has its own “trade” group; for recreational fishing businesses, we have the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), of which The Fisherman Magazine is a member, as are nearly all of the national tackle manufacturers whose products our readers use every day.

A Smell of a Season

Berkley Gulp! is one heck of an invention. I guess it’s good that they’ve figured out a way to keep costs down by using thinner plastic buckets, although they don’t hold up so well to the rigors of moving from duffel bag to back pack, boat to beach, and back again; the Gulp! smell is essentially the cost of doing business on the fluke grounds every year.

America’s Pastime

Outside of fishing I am really only interested in a few sports. I received my first pair of hockey skates before I could walk, so hockey was number 1 for me for much of my youth (next to fishing, that is!).

A Smell of a Season

Berkley Gulp! is one heck of an invention. I guess it’s good that they’ve figured out a way to keep costs down by using thinner plastic buckets, although they don’t hold up so well to the rigors of moving from duffel bag to back pack, boat to beach, and back again; the Gulp! smell is essentially the cost of doing business on the fluke grounds every year.

High Tides & Green Grass

Thirty-five years ago this month, Al McReynolds made surfcasting history when his 5-1/2-inch black and silver Rebel was engulfed by 78-1/2-pound striper near the Vermont Avenue jetty in Atlantic City.

#Owenstrong

I usually try to theme my September Editor’s Log on a subject which is surf fishing related, but this month something more personal takes priority.

Updating the Regs

Keeping up with current regulations these days can be a challenge to say the least.