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March 2020

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North Shore Early Spring Surf

North Shore: Early Spring Surf

Tradition says to kick off the surf fishing season in the Western Sound - here’s why.

Plotting out your day is fun and can be very rewarding.

Charting Your Way to Better Fishing

Making a “milk run” could pay big dividends over the course of a fishing day.

Pre Season Start With Trout

Pre-season Action: Time Out for Trout

With flounder off the table, many anglers look to trout for early spring action.

Fluke, an extremely popular target from the kayak

Yak It Up! A New Way to Win in 2020

Propel your way into the record books as the winner of The Fisherman’s inaugural Coastal Kayak Clash.

EW185cc with old Yamaha S130 V4 2-stroke

A Guide to Repowering With Outboards

The author shares his years of experience to help you select the right power plant for your fishing machine.

A pair of tuna that fell to rainbow machine side trackers.

Widespread Hookups: Tracking for Bluefin

Bluefin action was off the charts in 2019, especially for those who included wide and side trackers in their spread.

Screenshot from “BORE” a fly fishing short film by Tim Myers of Myers Media due out later this year showing off striped bass fishing on the world’s highest tides.

Nova Scotia: Stripers of the Northland

The striped bass population is alive and well many miles north of the proverbial “Striper Coast.”

2T Pencil Plugbuild

2020 Plug Building: The 2T Pencil

The story behind and the instructions to build a lure that has reached almost mythical status in recent years up and down the Striper Coast.

News Briefs

Ling (red hake) are easily identifiable by the extended barbels on their chin.

Spring Kickoff: Set Your Sights on Ling

Many anglers are looking for a repeat of last spring’s widespread action with red hake, aka ling.

In the news

Patchogue Fishing Flea Market

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Center Yacht Club Fluke Tournament

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Saltwater Fishing Expo in Edison NJ

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Fred Chall Marine Supply Annual Open House

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Sag Harbor FD Fisherman’s Flea Market

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Lindenhurst Spring Fishing Flea Market

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Fly Fishing Expo of Long Island

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Suffolk County Parks Offers Sportfishing Instruction

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Spring Boating Classes

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World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition In Suffern

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New IGFA Junior World Record Blackfish

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The Fisherman TV is Now Streaming!

More In This Issue

Chart courtesy of Navionics.

Stepping Stones Light

The Stepping Stones Lighthouse sits atop a rocky foundation east of the Throgs Neck Bridge, and off the tip of City Island, the Bronx.


Tony Maja Custom Mojo Rod

Trolling is the go-to technique for catching more and bigger striped bass, and Tony Arcabascio has been on the cutting edge of striper trolling innovations for over 50 years.


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