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April 2019


2019 4 Striped Bass Where Are We Headed Catch

Striped Bass: Where Are We Headed

The governor’s appointee to the ASFMC talks striped bass management, now and in the future.

2019 4 Kids Back Bay Blues ROD BEND

April Kickoff: Kids & Back Bay Blues

Seven reasons to get in on those spring bluefish trips this month.

2019 4 Creek River Bay Stripers Catch

Bass in Back: Creek, River & Bay Stripers

First sign of ospreys and herring gulls should be a good indication of what’s going on out back.

2019 4 Reigning Over Spring Rainbows BREEDERS

NJ Trout: Reigning Over Spring Rainbows

It’s all-systems-go for yet another banner spring kickoff on April 6 in the Garden State.

2019 3 Learning Curve Logic Angela P

Surf Sense: Learning Curve Logic

No time on the water is ever wasted time and there’s always something new to see if you take the time to look.

Lines In: 2019 Dream Boat Fishing Challenge

The Fisherman’s Dream Boat Challenge has evolved into the top saltwater fishing tournament in the Northeast.

2019 4 Game Changing Tautog Water

Game-changing Tautog

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.

2019 4 Smallmouth Heaven Catch

Freshwater Travel: Lake Memphremagog – Smallmouth Heaven

This largely overlooked world class smallmouth fishery sits in the north of Vermont and is within a day’s drive of most Northeast anglers.

2019 4 Catch And Release Mortality Supporting Fish

Striped Bass: Catch & Release Mortality

Recreational anglers can play a major role in reducing catch and release mortality.

2019 4 Dragging It Out Dragging

Fight Time: Dragging It Out

Understanding the nuances of drag settings can help avoid the painful loss of that long sought trophy fish.

2019 4 How Jigging Changed Blackfishing Forever Show

Tactical Tautog: How Jigging Changed Blackfishing Forever

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.

2019 4 Fluke Status Science Cus Both Ways Fish

2019 Fluke Status: Science Cuts Both Ways

Those looking for a little flexibility in fluke regulations in 2019 may find “status quo” as just another “stab in the back.”

2019 4 Marine Engine Oil Main

Boat Sense: the Unique Demands of Marine Engine Oil

The Fisherman’s boating and electronics editor unravels the mysteries surrounding marine engine oil.

2019 4 Fish Tagging Catch

Fish Tagging: 2019 Northeast Striped Bass Study

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.

More In This Issue

2019 4 Shepherd Lake

Shepherd Lake

Shepherd Lake is tucked away among the mountains of northern Passaic County, the northern shoreline right on New York’s border in Ringwood State Park.

Now Who’s Laughing

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.

Product Spotlight: Unsinkable Polarized Mirror Sunglasses

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.


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