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December 2019


December is a hot month in the Garden State for party boat action targeting tasty wreck favorites like black sea bass and porgies.

Winter Wreckin’ Hone in for the Holidays

There are options aplenty in December for warming up with a bent rod.

Five-inch thick “black ice” cut by a power auger resulted in this pickerel.

Winter Wondering: Judging Ice for Safe Catches

Preparation and planning goes a long way towards hardwater safety and success.

A picket fence of surfcasters on the beach at Point Pleasant during beach replenishment efforts in 2018

December Surf: That Sand Eel Magic!

Tossing teasers, tins & slender body plastics for some of the most wonderful action of the year.

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.


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.


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