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May 2020

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Although bluefish are the traditional target at the inlets in May, there’s no reason not to enjoy any stripers that might come our way.

Surf Tactics: Double Your Pleasure

Savvy casters understand that adapting your tackle and techniques to the fish you are targeting is the key to early season success.

Teasers for bottom fishing

Dance Moves: The Bottom Fishing Jig

Dance that jig-and-teaser to score on fluke, sea bass, scup and more this month and beyond!

Light tackle is the key to being successful with weakfish.

Great South Bay: 2020 Weakfish Outlook

After a banner season in 2019, anticipation runs high for a repeat performance by the unpredictable yellowfins.

The author bucktailed this 6 pounder on a Moriches Bay flat in early May.

Early Season: Get Shallow for Fluke

Battling fluke in 4 feet of water on light tackle never gets old, and now is the time.

The Swing

In the Surf: It’s All About the Swing

You want your plug to look like a baitfish caught in the current and swinging naturally into fish-holding structure.

Coastal Kayak

Coastal Kayak Clash Prizes

As you read about in the March issue, The Fisherman Magazine is launching a brand-new kayak fishing tournament in 2020, the Coastal Kayak Clash.

A pink Zoom did the trick for Frank Ruczynski

Beyond the Basics: Weakfish 201

Take your weakfish tactics to the next level this spring and dial-in a tiderunner bite of your own.

Which One, When? The Right Jig

The term “jig” encompasses many different lures, here’s a look at three primary styles and how to put them to use on spring striped bass.

Sleigh Rides

Travel Tips: Prepping for Summer Sleigh Rides

Booking your Nantucket doormat trip is the first step to success.

Photo By Jeff Lomonaco

Bring On The Bluefish

There’s nothing more exciting than working a popper for blues, whether from boat or shore, anticipating that the next cast will result in an explosive surface strike.

Chuck Many saw nearly 1,500 stripers released from his boat

May Spotlight: Chuck Many’s Striper Quest

Nearly 1,500 stripers released in a fishing year - not a bad tally for this region.

News Briefs

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HIGH HILL STRIPER CLUB 2020 SLATE

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DEC ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO STRIPED BASS REGULATIONS

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NEW YORK SURF FISHING CONTEST

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CENTER YACHT CLUB FLUKE TOURNAMENT

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FREEPORT TUNA CLUB FLUKE SHOOTOUT

HUNTINGTON ANGLERS NEW SLATE

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TIPS ON CLEANING YOUR TRIM TABS

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REPORT YOUR RECREATIONAL STRIPED BASS FISHING

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1ST ANNUAL FISHERMAN MAGAZINE COASTAL KAYAK CLASH KICKS-OFF MAY 1

More In This Issue

Chart courtesy of Navionics.

Quogue Canal (West End)

Funneled between the confines of Moriches and Shinnecock Bays, the Quogue Canal was once notorious for its exceptional early spring flounder run that began by mid/late February, and usually lasted until mid-April.

Frabill Trophy Haul

Frabill Trophy Haul Power Extend Nets

With anglers become increasing conservation minded, especially when it comes to releasing fish, an increasing number are turning to fish-friendly nets that are easy on the fish and save precious time returning them to the water.

PLANO EDGE

Plano Edge Tackle Boxes

Plano, a longtime innovator and leader in the manufacture of tackle storage boxes, has taken tackle storage to the next level with their new EDGE series.

Not only are sea robins good eating, they are also eligible for entry in The Fisherman Dream Boat Challenge.

Trash Fish or Not?

I used to do a lot of bottom fishing for scup and blowfish when I was a kid.

BOAT REVIEW Pursuit S378 Bow

Boat Review: Pursuit S378 Sport

I had a chance to jump onboard the Pursuit S378 Sport at the Miami Boat Show and the first impression was that she’s an evolutionary step above the usual contemporary center console sportfisher.

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