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long island
December 2019

Features

girl fishing

First Ever: Womans’ Fishing Expo

The Expo was a great first step by NYDEC to introduce a new generation of women and girls to this amazing sport.

Eric Fieldstadt had this fat bass last winter from an East End lake.

Freshwater: Winter Bassin’ Long Island Style

Long Island’s largemouths do not go into hibernation like a big old bear waiting for spring to arrive.

Windmill

Myth or Matter: Is Offshore Wind Blowing in Too Fast?

Is it too much to ask that more research be conducted to determine what effects these windfarms will have on critically important coastal fisheries like summer flounder?

Catch & Release Made Simple

Here are five things we can do to take a huge bite out of catch and release mortality.

Rocket Charters’ captain Paul Risi readies the net

Northeast Striped Bass Study: Tag #2 is Found

The second tag is in with full results to be revealed in late December.

SPRO PRIME MINI SNAP

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

This year’s Gift Guide features a wide selection of fishing related products designed to meet the gift giving needs of any angler, from stocking stuffers to that once in a lifetime gift.

More In This Issue

So many promises, so many disappointments.

Sharing the Wealth

“Do I really need this?” He asked himself while spinning the handle another turn before putting it down. I held my breath as he lifted up another old reel before putting it back on the shelf.

The East Grounds

The East Grounds

Offering excellent late-season cod and sea bass, the East Grounds produce fish through the year.

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