Good news from State Parks concerning nighttime fishing access at Orient Point State Park and the most recent addition to the park system, Hallock State Park. Both North Fork parks provide prime surf fishing access in areas where access has been traditionally difficult, especially for non-residents of North Fork communities.
Some of the best fishing of the season takes place in the opening weeks if you know where and how to target those early arrivals.
A guide to being in the right place at the right time when it comes time to score that trophy cow.
Decoding most of our gamefish is becoming a specialized angling endeavor and developing the skill to do it can pay big dividends.
No time on the water is ever wasted time and there’s always something new to see if you take the time to look.
The Fisherman’s Dream Boat Challenge has evolved into the top saltwater fishing tournament in the Northeast.
Tautog (or tog, blackfish) are members of the wrasse family and are found from Nova Scotia to South Carolina hanging around areas of structure from deepwater wrecks to bulkheads.
This largely overlooked world class smallmouth fishery sits in the north of Vermont and is within a day’s drive of most Northeast anglers.
Recreational anglers can play a major role in reducing catch and release mortality.
Understanding the nuances of drag settings can help avoid the painful loss of that long sought trophy fish.
For more than half a century, anglers used the traditional two-hook sinker rig to catch plenty of blackfish. Now, anglers up and down the coast are using jigs to fill their limit.
Those looking for a little flexibility in fluke regulations in 2019 may find “status quo” as just another “stab in the back.”
The Fisherman’s boating and electronics editor unravels the mysteries surrounding marine engine oil.
The Fisherman Magazine is teaming up with Gray Fishtag Research and Navionics to track the long-distance movement of striped bass in 2019 and beyond.
In This Issue:
- Where & How: Early Season Fluke
- Times and Places: Trophy Striper Calendar
- Western Sound: Decoding Spring Stripers
- Surf Sense: Learning Curve Logic
- Lines In: 2019 Dream Boat Fishing Challenge
- Game-changing Tautog
- Freshwater Travel: Lake Memphremagog – Smallmouth Heaven
- Striped Bass: Catch & Release Mortality
- Fight Time: Dragging It Out
- Tactical Tautog: How Jigging Changed Blackfishing Forever
- 2019 Fluke Status: Science Cuts Both Ways
- Boat Sense: the Unique Demands of Marine Engine Oil
- Fish Tagging: 2019 Northeast Striped Bass Study
More In This Issue
It was a chilly September morning when I boarded the Super Hawk for a day of fluke fishing off of Long Island’s South Shore.
Tucked between the LIPA Stacks and Cranes Neck in Long Island Sound, Smithtown Bay comes to life once the sand eels settle into the bay and head for the shoals for their annual spring spawn.
Judging by the response at this winter’s shows, where The Fisherman raffled off three pairs of Unsinkable Sunglasses at each event, there is a tremendous demand for sunglasses that won’t sink to the bottom once they leave your face.