Current Issue – The Fisherman
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March 2018

Features

2018 3 Scale Down For Stripers Catch

Schoolie Time: Scale Down for Stripers

Several strong up and coming year classes provide hope for the future and lots of fun for those who downsize their tackle.

2018 3 Dissecting The Jig Head Striper Jig (1)

Heavy Thoughts: Dissecting the Jig Head

A look at some jig head shapes and how to make them work for you.

2018 3 The Truth About Barometric Pressure Beach

The Truth About Barometric Pressure

Just how much of an effect does a falling or rising barometer have on your fishing? The answer may surprise you.

2018 3 The Big Weasel Weasel Main

Plug Building: The Big Weasel

Because of their scarcity, swimming an original is completely out of the question.

2018 2 Big Stripers For Little Trip FIGHTING FISH

Susquehanna Flats: Big Stripers for Little Trip

This perennial upper Chesapeake hotspot has been drawing “catch & release” trophy hunters for decades.

2018 3 Mid Shore Tips Short Run Trips AUTHOR TUNA V3

Express Tuna: Mid-Shore Tips for Short Run Trips

With a little strategic planning, you’ll be home with tuna before the boss knows you’re gone.

2018 3 Big Pre Spawn Largemouths MAIN

All About Attitude: Big Pre-Spawn Largemouths

Nine outstanding Garden State locations for targeting monster bass this season.

2018 3 Out Gates Winter Flounder MAIN Vertical

Right-eyed Return: Out of the Gates Winter Flounder

When one angler’s winter epiphany leads to the first flounder sandwich of the year.

2018 3 Breaking Through New Anglers Jordan

The Fiberglass Ceiling: Breaking Through to New Anglers

One female angler’s perspective on winning over new fishing partners in 2018.

2018 3 Start To Finish Stripers Boat

A Moving Feast: Start to Finish Stripers

The tides of March rise, bringing forth a new season of stripering all the way through fall.

2018 3 I Remember Barnegat ART

SWFRA Revisited: “I Remember Barnegat”

Revisiting an original Salt Water Fly Rodders of America trip 57 years ago this spring.

2018 3 Patience Key Stripers Heading North GREET THE DAY

Early Spring Surf: Patience Is the Key as Stripers Head North

Hit the sandy beaches for a little spring run reconnaissance, and don’t forget the bait rigs.

2018 3 Basic Fiber Glass Repairs Port Bow

Basic Fiberglass Repairs

Knowing how to perform minor repairs to the skin of your vessel can help keep her looking good, while cutting down on repair bills.

More In This Issue

2018 3 Delaware Raritan Canal

Delaware & Raritan Canal

Can’t say much for the snail-like crawl of the current in the combined 60-mile Delaware & Raritan Canal (D&R) and its Feeder Canal sibling, but the fishing for myriad species is certainly high octane and ignites in late February and continues through until ice up.

2018 3 Wacky But True Marlin

Wacky, but True

This triple hookup on blue marlin required the skipper to stretch the limits of sanity.

2018 3 Broiled Codfish Steaks

Broiled Codfish Steaks

Now is the time to feast on fresh cod steaks for anglers in the Northeast, and this simple recipe complements the flaky, white meat that these fish are known for.

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