Current Issue – The Fisherman
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April 2020

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A tautog’s teeth are designed for crushing shellfish and mussels

April Delight: Springtime Togging

Because last fall was exceptional, there is a good chance we will see much improved blackfish action this spring.

Fin Strike flounder hooks/corn bead

Great South Bay: Starting with Flounder

The appeal of still being able to come home with a few flounder still weighs strong on some anglers.

Any 4- to 6-weight fly fishing outfit

Then & Now: Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Despite being located on one of the most densely populated islands in the country, the Connetquot is recognized by the state as a Wild, Scenic Recreational River.

pring Blackfish Success

On the Spot: Spring Blackfish Success

Light spinning tackle and jigs are the modus operandi for springtime blackfish.

A mild winter should produce good action with slot fish

Where-to: Early Spring Stripers

A regional guide on where to connect with the first stripers of the season.

News Briefs

News Freeport Marine

FREEPORT MARINE SUPPLY OPEN HOUSE

News Star Island

STAR ISLAND YACHT CLUB & MARINA SHARK TOURNAMENT

News Freeport

FREEPORT TUNA CLUB FLUKE SHOOTOUT

News Fish

FISH ON L.I. SURFCASTERS

News Safe Boating

SAFE BOATING COURSE IN BRIDGEHAMPTON

News Boating Law

NEW BOATING LAW TAKES EFFECT THIS YEAR

News Stuck Home

STUCK HOME? LEARN TO FISH WITH IGFA’S ONLINE MODULES

More In This Issue

This unexpected catch

Epic Days Remembered

A where-to article in “The Fisherman” magazine about the popular and easily-accessed Outer Wall (OW) at Lewes, DE described a substantial rip that developed during an outgoing tide.

Boat Review Steigercraft 255CC Profile

Boat Review: Steiger Craft 255 Center Console

Although more than 90 percent of Steiger’s current semi-custom production of roughly 100 boats per season is dedicated to their signature three-sided Miami and totally enclosed Chesapeake pilot house designs, their owner’s roots of fishing open center consoles “back in the day” still runs deep.

A New Day A New Way Mike

A new day. A new way…

Over the last few weeks, life as we know it has changed for everyone.

Many of today’s kayaks are stable enough for anglers to safely and effectively fish from while standing up.

Peddle, Paddle, Power: 2020 Fishing Kayak Buyer’s Guide

A variety of propulsion options take this year’s slate of new fishing kayaks to the next level.

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