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March 2019


2019 3 Vikings New Center Console V33 Aft Quarter Water

Valhalla Boatworks: Viking’s New Center Console

A new line of luxury center-consoles is officially in the works at Viking Yachts

2019 3 Targeting Marina Channel Fluke MARINA

Pre-game Prep: Targeting Marina Channel Fluke

A little strategic fluke focus for considering those opening day jaunts later this spring.

2019 3 Wading For Delaware Shad Water

Rites of Spring: Wading for Delaware Shad

Take advantage of reemerging Delaware River shad without the need for a trailer or cartopper.

2019 3 Lessons From A 10 Year Old Hold On

Make Fishing Fun Again: Lessons From a 10-year-old

A 10-year-old “captain in training” offers advice on turning kids into hardcore anglers.

2019 3 Late Winter White Perch COOLER OF FISH

Tidal Panfish: Late Winter White Perch

Light tackle gamefish, close to port or bulkhead, and delicious on the plate.

2019 3 First Shot Spring Spots Tactics GRAVELING

Shoreline Stripers: First Shot Spring Spots & Tactics

NJ’s 2019 striper season officially reopens, with a half-dozen hotspots to get you started

2019 3 For Success And Conservation BUNKER TAILS

Snag & Drop Alternative for Success & Conservation

With another striped bass season close at hand, it’s time to rethink the way we go about targeting this valuable resource.

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How-to: Plug Storage Rack

This easy, do-it-yourself winter project will provide you with a neat and efficient way to organize all those plugs that you can’t resist adding to your arsenal.

2019 3 Seakeeper Contender 32 With Seakeeper 4

Seakeeper 2.0 Anti-Roll Gyro

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

2019 3 Publishers Letter Montuak Mik E Surf

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.

2019 3 Making Soft Plastics Plastics Main

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.

2019 3 Go For Your Dreams IKE FISH 02

Turning Pro: Go for Your Dreams

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

2019 3 Travel Log Florida Pics

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.

2019 3 The Big Game Striper Combo Catch Neon

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.

2019 3 Making Plugs Work 4 You Catch

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.

2019 3 Powder Paint Your Own Jigs Finished Product

How-to: Powder Paint Your Own Jigs

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

2019 3 Striped Bass Assessment Update Artwork

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

Look for the “Snake” at 40 20.525 N / 73 54.141 on your Navionics chart; just keep in mind that lat/long is beyond the three-mile line and off limits for striper fishing! Images courtesy of Navionics and the Navionics Boating app.


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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