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new england
August 2019


Flipping a jig over the tree produced a chunky 3-pounder.

Freshwater: Bassin’ Through Summer Slop

Catching largemouths once the weeds and lily pads take over your favorite lake or pond requires a change in tactics.

Where there is one monster like this one landed by Capt. Mike Roy, there are likely more

Mega Bass: Monster Contingents

Where there is one giant bass, there are likely more; where will the next event unfold?

A look at a small peanut bunker

Surf Snacks: Get Your Peanuts

With August usually comes the arrival of peanut bunker, here’s how to capitalize on this baitfish in the surf.

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.

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

The Southeast Corner, block island map

The Southeast Corner, Block Island

Continuing our tour of Block Island’s fishy structure, the Southeast corner of the island offers great variety throughout the seasons.

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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