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May 2017


2017 5 Heroes On The Water HEROES PORTRAIT

Heroes on the Water

Meet volunteers helping rehabilitate our wounded veterans through the therapeutic power of kayak fishing.

2017 5 Governors Cup

Governor’s Cup Adds H.S. Division

New Jersey adds a new tournament twist in this annual surf event pitting local schools against one another.

2017 5 Trolling Hybrid Striped Bass BRIAN CRONK

Trolling Hybrid Striped Bass

May is prime time for trolling Spruce Run, Manasquan, Hopatcong and other hybrid striper hotspots.

2017 5 Weakies Hardheads BACK BAY FUN

Weakies & Hardheads

The croaker and weakfish have a complex relationship that’s forcing anglers and academics to take notice.

2017 5 Big Fun Back Bay Fluke MAIN PHOTO

Big Fun with Back Bay Fluke

While size and bag has been a painful topic of debate, the good news is the fish are now here for the season.

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 The Pin Top Map

The Pin Top

Though it’s been hit or miss the past few years, when the boom or bust black drum bite in Delaware Bay is booming, one of the main hot spots for drummin’ includes the Pin Top.

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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