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May 2017


2017 5 Working The Open Beach Main

Working the Open Beach

It’s about time that surfcasters started to steal some of the technology from our freshwater fishing brethren.

2017 5 Are Stripers Too Easy Stripers Main

Are Stripers Too Easy?

They may not be the fish of 10,000 casts, but they are a great target species nonetheless.

2017 5 Tiderunner Tactics Main

Tiderunner Tactics

Now is the time to target the weakfish of a lifetime right here in New England.

2017 5 Bait Bouncing Bonanza Bouncing3

Bait Bouncing Bonanza

Spring is the perfect time to bounce a fresh bait in a deep outflow; here’s how to make it work for you.

2017 5 Pushaw Stream Pike Main

Pushaw Stream Pike

A northern pike roadside attraction in Penobscot County, Maine.

2017 5 Northeast Inshore Boats

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.

2017 5 The Art Of Eging

Plugging for Squid: The Art of Eging

Catching squid is no longer limited to vertical jigging after dark under crowded dock lights.

2017 5 Dreaming Of Tiderunners Afternoon

Spring Weaks: Dreaming Of Tiderunners

Targeting trophy tiderunners with light tackle and artificials remains an annual spring tradition for many anglers. .

Yak It Up

Kayak Buyers’ Guide: Yak It Up!

From paddle, to pedal, to powered, here is a look at a dozen of the top fishing kayaks on the market today.

Chunking Back Bay Bass

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

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

Stripers on the Rebound

The abundance of small stripers along the Striper Coast has created some unique light tackle opportunities.

Big Baits For Big Fluke

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

2017 5 Slim Shad Point

Slim Shad Point, Holyoke, MA

I pulled off North Bridge Street (Route 116) and found a spot to park amongst a long line of cars and trucks.

2017 5 Grilled Tuna

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.

2017 5 Bananas

Superstition: Fact or Fiction

2017 5 Upscale Fiberglass

Upscale Fiberglass

Certain situations call for a light action rod with an action less stiff than all-graphite rods.

2017 5 Sea Eagle Fishsup

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?


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