Current Issue – The Fisherman
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long island
May 2019

Features

MAp showing the waters between the Greenport Jetty and Shelter Island

Early Season Fluke: Spring on the North Fork

One of the most productive and scenic areas to fish for fluke, especially large fluke, are the waters bordering the Island’s North Fork.

Train passes on a bridge over a canal

Shinnecock Canal: Bank on an Early Start 

This narrow waterway is the key to some wide open fishing action as spring takes hold.  

man in cap and sunglasses showing off his huge fish catch

Peconic Bay: A Pot of Gold and Silver

Many anglers swarm to the Peconics to cash in on the great spring run of big sea porgies and a shot at tiderunner weakfish.

Trout fish laid on a plate

May Trout: Time for the Fly Rod

When it seems the trout are flat out refusing your favorite lures, give the long wand a shot.

South Shore Surf: May Day Blues

When it seems the trout are flat out refusing your favorite lures, give the long wand a shot.

Winter Flounder: Still Worth the Effort

Round out that spring mixed-bag outing with a few good-eating winter flounder.

Two men holding a fishing rod and a line

Offshore Battle: Heavyweights Vs. Lightweights

The pros and cons of the classic 30W/50w stand-up gear and smaller, lighter 16 size reels—let the mid-shore tuna battle begin!

Sunset on the backbay during late spring

Summer Kickoff: Skinny Water Fluke Tactics

While the calendar says summer won’t officially arrive until June 21, fluke anglers will tell you the hottest time of the year has arrived.

Boats in the water with buildings in the background

Last Stand? Winter Flounder Stronghold

Boston Harbor and Quincy Bay remain host to a strong fishery while other locations on the coast flounder in mediocracy.

Fish attached to aline underwater

Offshore How-to: Adjustable GoPro Trolling Housing

Here’s a great way to study how offshore gamefish like tuna react to your trolling spread, and to get some exciting underwater footage.

Boat Sense: Bottom Line on Bottom Paint

Just because you can see the paint, don’t assume that it is working up to speed.

Bottom Fishing: Getting Down With Light Tackle

Fishing light tackle for bottom species like blackfish, sea bass, fluke and porgies is no longer a fad and it’s time you get with the program.

Man in jumpsuit standing in the shore holding a fishing rod

Sand Fleas and Stripers: Key to the Summer Surf 

Fishing light tackle for bottom species like blackfish, sea bass, fluke and porgies is no longer a fad and it’s time you get with the program.

Man standing in the shore holding fishing rod

Striper Goals: Committing to Cows

Now is the time to hit the surf for a shot at that new “personal best” striped bass!

man holding a line with fish at the end on top of rocks

Bait or Plug: Benefits of Artificials Over Natural Baits

Now is the time to hit the surf for a shot at that new “personal best” striped bass!

More In This Issue

View of a lighthouse on the edge of an island near the rocks

A Montauk Sleigh Ride

September 29, 1969 dawned grey and overcast over Montauk Point with a light southeast breeze.

Map showing the south wreck

The South Wreck

Laying on a sandy lair just four miles dead south of Moriches Inlet in 95 feet of water is a mysterious steel schooner known as the Sea Wolf or better known by local divers and fishermen as the South Wreck.

man holding seaguar gold label to camera

Seaguar Gold Label 100% Fluorocarbon Leader

Back in the “good old days,” saltwater gamefish did not seem to be as leader shy as they are today, especially with the down cycles and added pressures on our coastal fisheries.

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