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July 2019


Man holding up his sea bass

Targeting Jumbo Sea Bass

Steer away from crowded reefs and wrecks and find your own rough bottom.

Stomach contents of fish will give you a clue on what bait to use

New York Bight Fluke: A Summertime Approach

When the perennial hotspots don’t produce, expand your territory and approach.

Flipping a jig over the tree produced a chunky 3-pounder.

Freshwater: Bassin’ Through Summer Slop

Catching largemouths once the weeds and lily pads take over your favorite lake or pond requires a change in tactics.

Tidewater 320 Center Console running

Blue Marlin Boats: Tidewater 320 Adventure Center Console

A close-up look at the Tidewater 32 during a recent visit to Blue Marlin Boats.

Long Island Sound: Backwater Stripers

North Shore harbors serve up good sport with schoolie stripers during the dog days of summer.

Inshore Bluefin: Get in the Game

Here’s an in-depth look at what you need to do to get a piece of this fast and furious fishery.

fluke fish attached to a bait on the sand

Summer Surf: Shorebound Fluke

Roaming oceanfront beaches in search of summer flounder requires a certain amount of prospecting to be successful.

Targeting Big Fluke With Peanuts

Elephants aren’t the only ones who love peanuts - so do doormat fluke!

dolphinfish (aka dorado or mahi mahi) is typically found on the offshore grounds

Pot Hopping Mahi: Offshore Action Hits Close to Home

Work those hi-fliers and bell buoys casting light tackle to mahi from 2 to 20 pounds.

Eric Harrison used 10-inch white Original Hogy mounted on a Barbarian Swimbait hook this large striped bass

Eel Alternative: Rubber Worms for Bass

From shallow rock piles to mid-depth reefs, slender rubber baits are fast becoming the go-to choice of striped bass sharpies.

Man fishing using a rod standing on the rocks

Jetty Work: The Ins and Outs of Rock Hopping

Working oceanfront jetties, or those bordering inlets and breachways, can pay off big once you solve the learning curve.

More In This Issue

Wedding day with sunset

For Better or for Worse

It was ever so obvious that my sister Sue and my best friend and fishing partner Gary were going to exchange wedding vows in the near future as the two had google eyes for each other since the day they met back in the mid ‘80s.

Map of Harts Cove

Harts Cove, Moriches Bay

Moriches Bay offers anglers numerous opportunities for a variety of species. You can fish the Elbow area for stripers, triggerfish and fluke.

NorthCoast 280CC running4

Boat Review: NorthCoast 280CC

Recently introduced as the sister ship to the 285 Cabin, albeit it is using a deeper-vee 24-degree running bottom, the new NorthCoast 280 CC takes a no nonsense, all-business approach to getting you offshore and back in the rough stuff to play where the big fish call home.


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