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August 2019


The Making of a Party Boat Mate

It’s often left to the mate to ensure those on board have an enjoyable trip - whether the fish cooperate or not.

Capt. Kirk Fay paying special attention not to go too high while fighting this tuna.

A Dozen Common Mistakes and How to Correct Them

Here are twelve common mistakes made by novice and veteran anglers alike – and here’s how to correct them.

we use stout tackle to navigate fish in shallow water and around boulders, pilings, and moorings

Live-Lining in the New Millennium

It may be a lazy delight to sit back while your bunker flops around the boat, but tending and working your gear will trigger more strikes.

Yellowfin were partial to multicolored spreader bars on this particular day

Offshore Tactics: Dragging a Mixed Spread

Until you know what fish find to their liking on any given day, a mixed spread is the best way to find the hot color and size.

Fluke Rigs: Tried and True – Old and New

Spice up your fishing by experimenting with some of these other rigs and you just might discover a new favorite.

Contender 44 ST

Boat Review: Contender 44ST

The new 44ST reminds me of their popular 39ST, but like a supersized version on steroids.

A large piece of flotsam produced some excellent mahi action for Ryan, Greg and Marc.

Day Tripping the Edge: Maximizing Your Opportunities

Take advantage of the latest electronic systems to broaden your options when making that long run to and from the Edge.

showing off a huge fish with the bait still attached

Bullseye on Bonito: The Mini Pelagics

The Spanish word for beautiful – bonito. In the Northeast, it also means opportunity.

showing off a twin sea bass

Bangin’ Biscuits: Shift Gears for Sea Bass

As sea bass season enters its later stages, a change of tactics is required to stay on top of the action.

show up that huge fluke while holding the fishing rod with your teeth

Late Summer Option: Go Deep for Fluke

Focusing your efforts in the ocean during August and September can make that dream of a double digit doormat a reality.

Surf Speed-O’s: Gearing-up for Albies

The end of summer brings a new season and a reward for those of us who have been patiently waiting for the first slice of silver through the waves.

Artwork of tuna by Savio Mizzi

Ballyhoo: Hot Bait for Tuna

They are readily available and with proper rigging techniques are deadly on tuna.

More In This Issue

Map of OAK BEACH Shoreline

Oak Beach Shoreline

Stretching from the west side of the Robert Moses Bridge to the Sore Thumb Pocket along the northern shore of Fire Island Inlet, on the barrier island separating the Atlantic from Great South Bay, lies the sleepy community of Oak Beach.

Catching a striper fish

The Hole in One Striper

Over the course of a lifetime of fishing, most fisherman can recall many memorable and even strange fishing experiences that occurred over the years.


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