Current Issue - The Fisherman
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new jersey
July 2019


Showing off a huge yellowfin tuna catch.

Fish on! Tuna Time Off the Delaware Coast

South Jersey & Delaware anglers get a shot at bluefin and yellowfin without the long run.

The mouth of an 11-pound flukeasaurus is a sight to behold

Finding Fluke: The “Other” Reef Structure

Keep your eyes on the fishfinder and you may just find your own promised land.

The Melina crew celebrates during the weigh-in of their 356-pound blue marlin at the 49th annual White Marlin Invitational in 2018

WMIT Turns 50! A Next Gen Offshore Classic

The longest running white marlin tournament in the U.S. celebrates 50 years in Beach Haven.

Sightcasting to rays in the summer surf will put your fishing rods to the test

Summer Surf: Fly Casting for Cownose Rays

The cownose have come home, time to make lemonade on the fly.

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.

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

Mountain Lake map image

Mountain Lake

Mountain Lake gets its name from Jenny Jump Mountain overlooking its glacial 122 acres. Located in Liberty Township, Warren County, its maximum depth is 38 feet, mean depth 17 feet.

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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