Current Issue - The Fisherman
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June 2020

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Dennis, Tommy and Grandpa Tom.

Fishing With Grandpa

I have always loved fishing, but now I love it even more. It was our second year living in Brigantine and our first in the Elks Club Striper Tournament celebrating veterans. This


Furuno NavNet TZtouch3

I had a chance to sit down with the Furuno USA engineering team for an intense instructional course on their new NavNet TZtouch3 at this year’s Miami Boat Show and was totally blown away by these easy-to-use multi-function displays.

The author pairs a Vendetta with an Abu Revo reel.

Chatterbaits: A Must-have Bassin’ Tool

Making bait

Making Bait – Mackerel Trees

As anglers lay awake the night before a big trip, a mental checklist goes through their minds.

Photo by Capt. Jack Sprengel

A New Spin on Tuna Tangling

Technology has shifted the paradigm for big game spinning tackle dramatically in favor of the angler.

Photo by Capt. Jack Sprengel

Blue Water: Planning Your Attack

Getting the crew involved in decision making and planning will allow everyone to enjoy and appreciate the planning that goes into a suc- cessful trip.

Lead heads, painted or unpainted

Artificials for Fluke

Fluke fishing may not be as simple as it once was, but it can sure be a lot more fun, and more productive to boot.

A beautiful sunrise

Ebb & Flood: Fish the Tide

There are times and places where committing to the full tide is the key to success in the surf.

News Briefs

More In This Issue

No Truck

Surf Fishing: No Truck – No Problem

Here’s some advice on how to overcome the limitations on surfcasters who don’t rely on four-wheel-drive for access.

The author’s son and first mate, Tommy Freda

Spoon Bass: A History of Striper Success

From stop signs to going all in on trophy stripers.

A properly outfitted kayak

Lake Ronkonkoma: Long Island’s Big Pond

Whether you like to walk, boat or kayak, opportunities abound on the Island’s largest body of freshwater.

North Fork Sea Bass: Head to Mattituck 

The waters off Long Island’s North Fork are prime habitat for big and feisty sea biscuits.


Smithtown Bay: Hit the Slopes for Fluke

Eventually our efforts lead to a distribution pattern of slopes, currents, and bait balls that allowed us to enjoy some good trips.


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