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


June 16-18 Mid-atlantic Fishery Management Council Webinar


NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife Angler Surveys


MTA/NJ Elects 2020-2021 Officers and Directors


NJ Marine Fisheries Council Reef Update & Cares Act Funding


HRFA Catch, Tag & Release Striper Derby Results


June Tournament Rundown


NJ Gov. Increases Headboat Capacity to 25


Study Finds 70% Mortality Rate in Smaller Chesapeake Resident Stripers

More In This Issue

Carnegie LAKE

Carnegie Lake

Electrofishing conducted on Carnegie Lake by the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife came up with the highest largemouth bass catch rate of 2018, according to the Freshwater Fisheries Annual Report. The


River Monsters: Targeting Two River Doormats

Don’t run over fish to find fish, not when those early season keepers are in tight right now.

A perennial late summer hotspot for jumbo fluke

BDV Spotlight: Shark River Reef

Our continuing series on bathymetric data gets the skinny on a deep water hot spot.


Midshore Magic: The Bluefin Game Plan

Giants arrived off the Jersey Shore in May; so what’s your plan for June success?


Striper Surf: NJ’s June Chunk

With frontside beaches finally open, savvy beachgoers are toting bunker chunks.

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.


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