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August 2020

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Finding good structure off the beach

Scouting Hereford Inlet Wrecks & Obstructions

Our BDV spotlight returns in August with a bathymetric snapshot off Cape May County.

Mark Cornelius

Get Slick & Bring Your Chum

If you like variety, a chum slick is the way to go this month.

Often, the biggest fluke of the day may turn out to be the one that hit the deadsticked bait.

Stick Or Move? Fluke jigging vs. Deadsticking

Sometimes, it pays to led Rodney do the work!

The author with a scrappy, fine-tasting triggerfish

Bay Bygones: Bottom Fishing The Delaware

At roughly 782 square miles in area, the Delaware Bay has been a big target area for NJ and DE anglers for generations. 

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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Hot Spot: Little Egg Reef

The third largest spread in the artificial reef lineup at 1.5 square miles (surpassed only by the Atlantic City Reef at 4 square miles and the Cape May Reef


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