Current Issue – The Fisherman
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new england
May 2019

Features

Two girls showing off a black fish

Future Fishers: Teach ‘em Young!

With the arrival of spring fishing, now is the time to plant the seeds of tomorrow’s anglers.

Man standing on the boat holding a fishing rod with the sun as the background

Sound Slabs: Flukin’ Long Island Sound

A 6-pack of proven hotspots for finding big flatties in eastern and central Long Island Sound.

Man on the shore fishing

Surf Sense: Learning Curve Logic

No time on the water is ever wasted time and there’s always something new to see if you take the time to look.

Lighten Up! Backpacking to Downsize

Forgo a traditional surf bag in favor of a small backpack for a more efficient surf fishing experience.

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

Map of lower Connecticut

Lower Connecticut River Stripers

Whether you get them coming or going, the lower stretch of the Connecticut River is a great spot to intercept that first cow striped bass of the season.

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.

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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