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new england
July 2019


Early morning hours scene when fishing

Yak It Up: Trolling for Trout

A simple yet effective way to target large, summertime trout from a kayak.

This quality fluke caught by Owen Roberge on a JoeBaggs Flukie has the telltale coloration of a fish that has been staging on pebbly bottom.

Target a Doormat: Working Ocean Structure

Man on a boat holding a fishing rod

12 Common Mistakes: And How to Correct Them

Here are 12 common mistakes made by novice and veteran anglers alike – and here’s how to correct them.

Four Rods makes for a chaotic cockpit needing lines to be cleared and leadering tasks

Tuna Terminal: Offshore Rigging Perfection

Tips to be sure that the connections between the angler and the fish are rock-solid.

Hooked sea bass on a bait

Bass on a Wire: ‘Chuting the Shallows

Small boats and light wire line outfits produce big summertime bass and blues.

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

Map of Southwest LEdge, Block Island, RI

Southwest Ledge, Block Island, RI

A hotbed of summer striper action, this spot is more than just bass country.

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.

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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