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March 2019


Finding Fluke: Point Judith to Charlestown

A pile of spots off the eastern end of the South Shore of Rhode Island to find fluke this summer.

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Guest Opinion: The State of the Shark

As seal populations continue to increase, so too do the sightings of nearshore Atlantic great white sharks in New England.

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What Lies Beneath: Reading Subsurface Structure

How to read the coastal landscape to understand the bottom composition, currents and species beneath your hull.

2019 3 The Overlooked Jig Tools

Fishing an Outflow: The Overlooked Jig

No less productive today than in seasons past, the jig could be the perfect lure for fishing deep current.

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Bass News: Striper Stocks and 50 Count

While fifties were down last season, the smaller fish, and not all that small, were in good numbers.

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Seakeeper 2.0 Anti-Roll Gyro

It used to be that shipboard gyrostabilizers were the exclusive domain of supersized yachts and sportfishers.

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Publishers’ Letter

Gray FishTag Research, Navionics and The Fisherman Magazine are developing a satellite tagging study for striped bass with a forward looking objective to pioneer a new level of understanding about striped bass.

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Pour Your Own: Making Soft Plastics

From crafting molds to blending unique custom colors, pouring soft plastics is a rewarding way to pass the winter months.

2019 3 Setting Up An Efficient Surf Belt Fishing

Setting Up an Efficient Surf Belt

This vital piece of equipment provides an added measure of safety and efficiency to the surf game.

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Turning Pro: Go for Your Dreams

So you want to be like Mike and make it on the professional bass circuit?

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Travel Log: Florida – More Than Just the Keys

Florida is a major destination for Northeast anglers looking to bend a rod on a host of inshore and offshore species from March through May.

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Spoons or Mojos? The “Big Game” Striper Combo

When it comes to their action, mojos are more forgiving than spoons and will catch bass at a wider range of speeds than the spoons.

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Lip Service: Making Plugs Work for You

Here’s how you can modify plastic-lipped swimming plugs to bring your success in the surf to another level.

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How-to: Powder Paint Your Own Jigs

Here’s an economical way to build a good inventory of custom finished jig heads.

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Striped Bass Assessment Update

The latest stock assessment states that the stock is in a state of decline and it will continue to decline unless something is done to reverse that trend.

More In This Issue

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Execution Rock

In 1850 a light station was established on a rocky reef off of what is now known as Sands Point in the west end of Long Island Sound.

Ode to a Doormat

Luck notwithstanding, the facts surrounding the catch of my Dream Boat doormat did include a modicum of expertise plus the right response to the situation.


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