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January 2020

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The author with a good trout taken from one of the many South Jersey area lakes and ponds stocked by the state in the fall.

Southern Comfort: Winter Roundup in Lower State

Keep your South Jersey options open – and fresh – this winter season.

Most boats sailing for tautog this month will include the green crabs for bait, others may also have a few white leggers available in the mix often for an additional price.

January Jackpot: Top Toggin’ Tactics

Jump aboard a local party boat for advice on scoring that personal best tog this month.

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.

More In This Issue

Images courtesy of Navionics and the Navionics Boating app.

Resor Wreck

One of the most notable casualties of the World War II German sub wolfpack was the unfortunate sinking of the 435-foot standard oil company tanker, R.P. Resor. 

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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