Current Issue - The Fisherman
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July 2020

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American eels

Eeling Stripers: July’s Jetty Jocks!

While most are home under the covers, the late shifters are having one wild night on the rocks!

pure strain stripers

Broken Stripes: Battling Jersey Hybrids

Those chasing linesiders along the Striper Coast may want to turn inland for a sweetwater shot this summer.

chasing bonito

Back to the Beach: Summer Surf Exotics

All hail our summer visitors!

Learn to work that ocean structure

Reef Fluke Madness: Finding Structural Success

You may lose a few rigs, but there’s more than just trouble when fluking the rubble.

Legend Pogy John

The Legend of Pogy John

“Find the bait, find the fish” said every time clutter appears on our fishfinder. We all know the mantra but do we really know the bait?

well-choreographed team

Tuna-Finishing: The End Game

Hooking and fighting a tuna is the fun part, the real work begins when the fish is boat-side.

Some of the author’s favorite places to fish

Surf Fishing Plan-B: A Tactic for Success

Build a hierarchy of spots in your repertoire to consistently find success in the surf.

Personal Watercraft Fishing

PWC Evolution: Personal Watercraft Fishing

The new breed of fishing “wave runners” proves there’s a tool for every job.

CChuck Many Dave Glassberg

Cora-Rona: Meet Our 2020 “Sat” Tagged Stripers

After overcoming “COVID” related obstacles, the groundbreaking Northeast Striped Bass Study is underway again!

The author putting the pressure on a bottom-hugging doormat

Deep Water Fluking

Tired of culling through dozens of shorts to find a keeper? Put these tactics to work to improve the quality of your fluking.

More In This Issue


Product Review: Seakeeper 1- Stabilization for Small Boats

Stabilization for smaller boats in the 23 to 30 foot range has been a hot topic on just about every coastal angler’s wish list at some point in their fishing life.

Constructed of heavy gauge steel

Deepwater Reef

Located 23 miles offshore of Great Egg Inlet, the Deepwater Reef is the furthest artificial reef to reach in the New Jersey artificial reef program.

Danger in the surf

Tale End: Danger In the Surf

Last fall I was surfcasting for stripers late in the afternoon at Long Island’s Robert Moses Parking Field 2.

Fluke On The Fly

Fluke on the Fly

Where you place your fly is more important than what it looks like, so fly selection is relatively simple.


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