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new england
January 2020

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A slow-trolled eel along some gnarly, rocky structure was the key to this large bass landed by the author.

Yak Bass: Skinny Water Stripers

The kayak is the perfect platform to target big bass on shallow, near-shore reefs.

Yes, carp can be caught in the dead of winter if you fish the right spots and use the right tactics!

Cold Carp: Score Some Winter Gold!

Carp offer year-round opportunities in Southern New England anywhere open water can be found.

Before getting dialed-in on a bite there are several factors to consider when choosing between an active or passive approach to locating fish.

Hole Hoppin’: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Know how to decide between keeping mobile and staying put to ice more fish this winter.

Steigercraft 255CC Port Stern

Steiger Craft 255 Center Console

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.

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Image courtesy of Google Earth.

The Bourne Bridge

When Jim Kleimola retired from his job at the Massachusetts Department of Correction in April he realized that there would be plenty of time for fishing and he already had the perfect spot lined up.

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. 


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