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April 2017


2017 4 Top Lures Flies Baits For Trouts Art

Tip of the Month: Best Baits and Lures for Spring Trout

Reading A Beach

Reading A Beach

Being able to separate good water from bad is the key to success when it comes to fishing a sand beach.

Behold The Lowly Earthworm

Behold! The Lowly Earthworm

Earthworms can at times be just as effective as sea worms on inshore favorites like flounder, weakfish and striped bass.

Dream Boat Challenge

2017 Dream Boat Challenge

Get the details on The Fisherman’s 2017 Dream Boat Fishing Challenge. The ultimate subscriber only, multi-species fishing competition.

White Perch Another Spring Option

White Perch: Another Spring Option

This scrappy relative of the striper is a nice early season option for anglers probing the Island’s tidal creeks and rivers.

2017 4 Becoming Better Boat Fishermen

Becoming A Better Boat Fisherman 101

Some helpful tips to improve your boat fishing skills.

A Trophy Dozen: Where To Find Your 50-Pounder

From spring through fall, here are a dozen locations on the Striper Coast that could connect you to that mystical 50-pounder.

Family Fishing Boats

Family Fishing Boats

The ideal family fishing boat can go a long way toward building a lifetime of lasting memories.

Baiting Beyond Bar

Distance Matters: Baiting Beyond the Bar

There’s no need to look beyond standard surf gear when it comes to improving your casting distance.

Northeast Musky Destinations Brian Tola

Mini Travel: Northeast Musky Destinations

The Northeast offers plenty of places to tangle with the fish of 10,000 casts.

Casting For Fluke Deck

A Light Approach: Casting For Fluke

Casting will expand your fluke fishing skills and put more fish in the cooler.

Blessing Cursed Blues

The Blessing Of The Cursed Blues

Always willing to brawl, the spring arrival of these yellow-eyed battlers on the inshore scene is a celebrated event.

More In This Issue

Invincible 42 Center Cabin

Boat Review: Invincible 42 Center Cabin

2017 4 Sealing The Deal

Sealing the Deal

Anyone who fishes the Northeast from Long Island north to the Cape during the late fall has noticed the increasing number of seals in these waters over the past decade.

2017 4 Noyack Bay

Noyack Bay

Nestled between the North Haven Peninsula and Jessup Neck and southward of the western end of Shelter Island and part of the Peconic Bay estuary sits Noyack Bay.

Pick Your Braid

Pick Your Braid

In 1991 Western Filament introduced Tuf-Line, the first superline, followed soon after by Spiderwire and Berkley’s Fireline, which ushered in the modern era of braided lines, probably the most significant fishing tackle innovation in the past 50 years.

Cod With Crab Meat Topping

Cod With Crab Meat Topping

Here’s a great recipe for those of you who stocked up on cod this winter, or for those who are working on spring-run fish.


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