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August 2017


2017 8 Tossing Tins For Albies And Bones Chris Wahl

Speed Demons: Tossing Tins for Albies and Bones

Everything you need to know to catch false albacore and green bonito on metals this season.

2017 8 What You Should Know About Repowering Motor Underwater

Boat Sense: What You Should Know About Repowering

Repowering provides the comfort that having new engines provides, but it is also an opportunity to take advantage of the latest outboard technology.

2017 8 Drifting For Big Eye Boat

The Offshore Edge: Drifting for Bigeye Tuna

If you’re looking for an alternative to trolling for bigeyes at night, drifting can be a very productive and sometimes safer alternative on crowded offshore grounds.

2018 8 Searobbins Trash Fish No More Searobbins

Sea Robins: Trash Fish No More!

With its mild taste, wide ranging abundance and an insatiable appetite, the sea robin is quietly gaining in popularity.

2017 8 Light Tackling Big Water Stripers Mouth

Light Tackling Big Water Stripers

Light tackle can be equally as effective in the deep and turbulent waters of the Striper Coast as it is in the more placid waters of our bays and sounds.

2017 8 Peanut Bunker Doormats Main

Final Hour Flukin’: Peanut Bunker & Doormats

Young of the year bunker make their run towards the coast this month, and trophy fluke (and you) should be there.

2017 8 Sand Crabs BATTLE

Sand Crabs: Summer Surf Sweets for Stripers

Giving thought to where fluke feed might just give you pause to how you approach your next drop.

2017 8 Flat Line Long Line Tomato Tomahto LONGLINE 2

Competitive Crappies: Flat Line, Long Line, Tomato, Tomahto

A New Jersey native and national tournament pro gives insight to upping your local crappie score in numbers and size.

2017 8 Deep Drop Bottom Fishing Tilefish

Deep Drop Bottom Fishing

Veteran angler/author grabs a spot along the rail for a “golden” opportunity for scoring the best tasting fish offshore.

Dream Boat Update

There is still plenty of time to make a run at the top of the standings by focusing your efforts on several key species.

More In This Issue

2017 8 Chapel Hill Channel

Chapel Hill Channel

Raritan Bay holds plenty of hot spots for the August run of doormats, but one that falls a little under the radar is the Chapel Hill Channel.

2017 8 Distracted Drifting

Distracted Drifting

The opening day of New Jersey’s 2017 fluke season arrived on a Thursday; that’s a deadline day at The Fisherman, which meant I couldn’t stray far from the laptop.

2017 8 Okuma Alc Mag Surf Reel 2

Okuma ALC Mag Surf Reel

The ALC Mag Surf Reel by Okuma delivers exceptional distance in a reel an angler can easily cast for extended periods of time in the surf and it’s delivered at an affordable price.

2017 8 Striped Bass Francese

Striped Bass Francese

Lemon and fish go together like peanut butter and jelly, and with plenty of stripers coursing through our waters now, what better combination than striped bass francese to satiate the pallet.

2017 8 Kayak Gear Keeper

Kayak Gear Keeper

Kayaks are wonderful craft for fishing but small items like knives, hooks and lures can be easily lost. Neodymium or “rare earth” magnets are an effective and inexpensive solution for this problem.


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