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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.

Razing Pyramids

In June, U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke did a four-day trip across the Northeast while announcing $1.1 billion in annual funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts.

Just My Luck

I have never been a fan of fancy new vehicles to be used when fishing, so due to this I have an older truck as my primary mode of transportation.

Concerns Over Lower Yaphank Lake Project

A Brookhaven Town project to drain and excavate mud and sentiment with heavy machinery from Lower Yaphank Lake, also known as Lily Lake, is set to begin within weeks, yet little is being done to protect resident fish and the native brook trout population in Carmans River below the lake.

Gimme Back My Humpbacks

The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council (Council) meets on Thursday, July 13 at 4 p.m. at the Galloway Township Branch of the Atlantic County Library at 306 East Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway, NJ, just off Parkway exit 41.

The Youth Angler Showcase

As many of you know, I have a 4-year-old son, Aiden, who at this point in time has just as big of an interest in fishing as I do.

2017 7 Ordinance Bans

Ordinance Bans Walking or Climbing on Jetties

T here surely must be some longtime west end jetty jockeys turning in their graves about now with the recent announcement that the Long Beach City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance prohibiting anyone at any time from walking or climbing on Long Beach jetties.

My First Unicorn

I became obsessed with trying to land one of these fish, but despite my best efforts it began to look like it was simply not in the cards until the night of the full moon.

Meeting With New County Parks Commissioner on Access

Back on Friday, May 19th, myself, Craig Berkhardt of Smith Point Bait & Tackle, and representatives from the Long Island Beach Buggy Association, including several board members, met with new Suffolk County Parks Commissioner, Philip Berdolt and principal environmental analyst, Nick Gibbons at County Park Headquarters in West Sayville.

Catch & Release Fluke

Kids say the darndest things! “Mr. Hutchinson, are the bigger fish the ones that make babies? If they are why do they want us to keep those?”