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February 2017


2017 2 Without Science Next Cut Deepest

Without Science, the Next Cut Is the Deepest

What’s the difference between a “benchmark” and any other fluke assessment? Perhaps another month of fishing!

2017 2 Migrating Baits Seasons Peanut Bunkers

Migrating Baits Through The Seasons

Understanding the life cycles of common bait species is essential to formulating an eff ective fi shing strategy throughout the season.

2017 2 Updated Banana

Plug Building: The Updated Banana

Modernizing the unique and ingenious wooden bunker plug.

2017 2 New York Surf Fishing Contest Chart

2016 New York Surf Fishing Contest

Data from this past season’s contest reveals some noteworthy trends in the striped bass, bluefish and weakfish fisheries.

2017 2 Spinning Reels Chris Gatley Casting At Sunrise

Spinning Reels: The Class of 2017

Blending cutting-edge design, space-age components, and the highest quality and craftsmanship available, today’s spinning reels offer exceptional performance and durability.

2017 2 Travel Log Nola Lou Dericco

Travel Log: “Nola” A Sportsman’s Paradise

World class fishing is just part of the mystique that draws so many anglers to New Orleans and its adjacent bayous.

2017 2 Winter Action Ice Man

Winter Action: Down in a Hole

Fishing doesn’t stop during the winter for those who walk on water. Knowing where to set your holes is the key to a successful outing.

2017 2 Inshore Fishing Boats

Boat Sense: Inshore Fishing Boats

The ideal inshore boat will you serve you well from skinny water back bays to near-offshore sharking or deepwater fluking.

Gearing Up for Winter Cod

A handful of veteran skippers share their insight on what you need to make a successful run at winter cod.

More In This Issue

2017 2 Whale Tale

A Whale of a Tale

2017 2 Linda Wreck

The Linda Wreck

A chunk of bottom that remains a mystery lying 20 miles out of Fire Island Inlet has become known as the Linda wreck (N 40.22.524/W 073.00325) which sits on a clean piece of sandy bottom, situated upright in 135 to 140 feet of water.

2017 2 Reelin Fast Lane

Reelin’ in the Fast Lane

Your favorite tackle shops are re-stocking their displays with the latest tackle and if you’re looking to add a new reel to your arsenal this is the prime time to check them out.

2017 2 Salmon Tartare Raw

Salmon Tartare (Raw)

This time of the year, when the choice of fish we catch is limited to just a couple of species, you might want to consider spending a few bucks at your local fish market on “fresh” salmon.


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