2017 Fluke Regulations/Heins for MAFMC Seat/ No to Commercial Fishing Advocate
With Option 5 of the fluke management plan approved by ASMFC’s technical committee and signed off on by NOAA last Tuesday, New York’s Department of Conservation is proceeding with emergency regulations to adopt the approved measures.
Light Tackle Slam
The bay’s spring lineup has the potential to surrender a four-bagger on any given day.
Get a Jump on Weakfish
The series of holes that dot the length of the Canal play host to early arriving weakfish.
Forty Years a Conservation Officer
One of the most respected environmental conservation officers to don the green uniform in the downstate region revisits some of the many changes in enforcement, legislation and fisheries management that have occurred during the past four decades.
The author shares some tips to help put you on the path to a lunker bucketmouth.
Boat Sense: Northeast Inshore Fishing Boats
Each style of boat suited to light tackle fishing in our region brings with it, its own set of virtues to meet a specific set of needs.
Plugging for Squid: The Art of Eging
Catching squid is no longer limited to vertical jigging after dark under crowded dock lights.
Spring Weaks: Dreaming Of Tiderunners
Targeting trophy tiderunners with light tackle and artificials remains an annual spring tradition for many anglers. .
Kayak Buyers’ Guide 2017
From paddle, to pedal, to powered, here is a look at a dozen of the top fishing kayaks on the market today.
The Kayak Advantage: Chunking Back Bay Bass
Chunking bass from a kayak in the shallows provides a unique opportunity to tangle with a trophy striper in relatively calm, protected waters.
Sharpen Your Sharking Skills
A veteran shark angler with numerous tournament wins under his belt shares some intel to give you an edge in the sharking game.
Stripers on the Rebound
The abundance of small stripers along the Striper Coast has created some unique light tackle opportunities.
Tip Of The Month: Big Baits For Big Fluke
With size limits for fluke likely pushing the 19-inch mark in some states this season, targeting bigger fluke with large strip baits from sea robins, bunker, bluefish, mackerel and squid make a lot of sense.
More In This Issue
Grilled Tuna or Shark Steaks
This month will see the first tuna reports filtering in from the canyons, along with the first sharks of the season before next month’s influx of shark tournaments.
Eatons Neck Triangle
Those who fish the pristine waters of Long Island Sound’s Eaton’s Neck, which rests north of Northport Bay, should be familiar with the fishing grounds known as the Eaton’s Neck Triangle.
Certain situations call for a light action rod with an action less stiff than all-graphite rods.
Sea Eagle FishSUP and FastTrack
Looking for an economical and efficient fishing platform that provides a stealthy approach into the shallowest and most difficult to reach fishing areas?