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January 2020

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Ted Prager and his son Teddy with a late season 60-inch bluefin

A Look Back: 2019 Offshore Review

Some of the highlights included insane bluefin action around the Coimbra and an unprecedented swordfish bite at the canyons.

Steigercraft 255CC Port Stern

Steiger Craft 255 Center Console

Carry a wide selection of flies.

CPR on the Fly: Color, Profile & Retrieve

When choosing the appropriate fly, what characteristics are most important for drawing a strike?

Ice Fishing: The Hard Water Option

Ice fishing can be a fun experience that just might change how you feel about winter.

Some plug builders, like Gary Soldati of Big Water Lures, use a common lip

Moving Water: Button Yer Lips

A ‘Buyers Guide’ of metal lip styles and what they do when attached to a piece of wood.

2018 Evinrude2

Meet the Winner of the 2019 Dream Boat Challenge

Nosed out of the top spot in 2018 by a tiebreaker, Garrett Weir was determined to find his way back to the winner’s circle.

Born to Run: Hudson River to Canyon Striper

The much-anticipated results of satellite tag #2 begs the question – coincidence or pattern?

World Cat 400DC X Product Photo, Rendering

2020 New Boat Buyer’s Guide

Bigger, faster, better, high-tech, inter-connected, user-friendly, ergonomic, multi-functional - the list goes on and on regarding why you might want to consider a new boat this season. There are some wickedly cool and interesting new boats to talk about for the upcoming model year, so just sit back and enjoy the ride as we begin our annual exploration with the 2020 version of the Fisherman’s Boat Buyer’s Guide.

More In This Issue

Persistence pays off. Notice the cut tail – a bluefish missed the bait.

A Striper Tale

The tide had already turned and was running hard over and across my favored area where it had set up a feeding zone close to the rocks. 

Magnolia Pier in Long Beach is one of the more popular locations for herring on Long Island.

Herring for the Holidays

Pickled herring are a welcomed treat on the holiday tables of many Long Island, Metro New York anglers, while some take advantage of the herring run to freeze away bait for the coming season.


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