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August 2020

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Soft plastics will take their share of summer weakfish. Most fish will range from 1 to 3 pounds, but fish from 5 to 8 pounds are caught every summer.

Noyack Bay: Summer Run Weakfish

Along with weakfish, you are likely to find porgies, kingfish, blowfish, snapper blues, and even some sea bass in the mix.

The return of blowfish to North Shore waters has added additional spice to my mixed bag.

Smithtown Bay: Mixed Bag On The Bottom

Smithtown Bay has always been special in its own way, for a variety of species including oceanic predators.

Boat and whale on collision course in Reynolds Channel in November 2017. Photo by Mike Busch

Sharing Our Waters With Whales And Other Marine Wildlife

Some advice on safely navigating around the large number of whales and porpoises that have taken up residence in our offshore and nearshore waters.

Fishing with white bucktails

Western Sound: Hart Island Fluke

There’s no doubt that the August full moon offers western Sound anglers a great chance for a doormat.

This little guy was caught off the Captree Pier Memorial Day weekend of this year. Photo by Captree Bait and Tackle.

Welcome Back Blowfish

For kids and adults, blowfish are just plain, old fun and pretty darn good eating.

Kyle and Chris Angelone

Tale End: Monster Of The Lake

It was an overcast, rainy day on Long Island when my brother Kyle, my friend Ricky Hutter and I set out to capture a beast.

Sure a wetsuit is the only way to go if you plan on casting from that far-off rock, but it affords even greater benefit in places where you may never wade deeper than your knees.

Wetsuits In The Surf: No Swimming Required

You don’t have to swim to appreciate the many benefits afforded by a wetsuit.


Summertime Potpourri

Our inshore and offshore waters come alive during late summer with a variety of transient gamefish.

Porgies like this one decked by Zach Stern

Porgies On Artificials: A New Take On An Old Classic

New technology continues to change the way we approach fishing for different species, including the humble but tenacious porgy.

Fish Are Where You Find Them

Shorebound: Fish Are Where You Find Them

A far cry from traditional surf fishing hotspots, these areas offer some very good opportunities not far from home.

Independence is the name of the third striped bass of 2020

Mission Montauk: Sat tag #3 is deployed!

There are currently three 46-inch jumbo stripers swimming around somewhere in the North Atlantic with MiniPSAT devices affixed to their shoulders.

Product Spotlight: Yo-Zuri Mag Popper

Swim it or pop it; either way, the new Yo-Zuri Mag Popper is sure to be a hit!

The author shows off a bull dorado

Minefield Mahi: Targeting Nearshore Dolphin

If the last two summers are a developing pattern, this month should be a good one.

North Meets South: A Daytime Sword Fight

Northeast anglers may want to take a page from their Southern brethren when it comes to targeting daytime swords.


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