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March 2020

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Doug Keeping shows off a nice striped bass caught on a spoon while trolling off the Jersey Shore.

Risk Aversion: Overcoming Wire Line Phobia

Moving past those wire inhibitions to add an ever-lasting strategy to your striper arsenal.

While many 21st century wrecks like the “Reina Wreck”

Discovering Atlantus: Using the Bathymetric Data Viewer

The second in an ongoing discovery series in The Fisherman on BDV hot spot research.

Anglers anchored on the Delaware River on April 28, 2017

2020 Shad Forecast: Dreaming of the Delaware

Don’t wait too long for those big bucks to arrive; they could’ve arrived already!

Bank on spring stripers this month

Spring Stripers: Right Out of the River

Hit New Jersey’s salt creeks and rivers for fast and furious schoolie striper action as of March 1.

Man Vs Fish Smoked

Man vs. Fish: Smoked

Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose, but sometimes you simply get smoked!

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

In the news

PA Says No to Displaying License, But Yes to Tautog Tags

In the news

Rahway’s Spring Fishing Flea Market on March 21

In the news

Saltwater Fishing Expo in Edison March 13-15

In the news

“Orginal Plug Show” Returns to Asbury Park on March 8

In the news

Philly Boat Show Cruises in to Oaks, PA

In the news

Black Drum Battle Returns

In the news

Fish Hawks Fishing Flea Market on March 7 in Forked River

In the news

NJ Update on Registry, Reefs & Stripers

In the news

Rules & Regs in NJ, DE, PA & NY

In the News

The Fisherman TV is Now Streaming!

More In This Issue

Image courtesy of the New Jersey Trails Association (

Rosedale Lake

Beginning on opening day of the trout season (April 11, 2020) the fishing at Rosedale Lake will begin to warm up, with the 30-acre impoundment thereafter getting three in-season rainbow trout stockings without closures.


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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