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May 2020

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Surf Sense: “See You Got Your Rubbahs”

Chiefy brought his shark boots, while this hardcore surfcaster puts the boots to bass on plastics.

Opening Day Dreams: Tidal River Fluking

New Jersey’s May 22 opener is a great day for targeting those tidal rivers for summer flounder.

Winter Flounder: On Jersey’s Offshore Wrecks

A couple of fat flounder would be like icing on top of that cake box full of sea bass or spring cod.

Cape May Reef: South Jersey Fish Oasis

Our continuing BDV series side-scans essential fi sh habitat off Cape May.

On Top Of The Break & Deep In The Grass

Robbie Phillips avoids small bass. He targets big ones. It’s perhaps an example to remember.

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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“CALENDAR OF EVENTS”

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ASMFC SPRING MEETING MAY 5-6

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TRISTATE REGIONAL STRIPED BASS UPDATE

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WHO’S DOING WHAT TO HELP WHOM?

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HOOKED ON FISHING CONTEST TO FIND NEW LOGO

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LEWES HARBOUR FLOUNDER TOURNAMENT MOVED TO MAY 29

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GOVERNOR’S SURF TOURNAMENT RESCHEDULED FOR OCT. 25 AT IBSP

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NJ LEGISLATORS RESPOND TO GOVERNOR’S “OUTRAGEOUS” PARK CLOSURE

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NJ STATE PARKS CLOSED, WITH MORE TROUT KEPT IN RESERVE

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NJ MARINE FISHERIES COUNCIL SLATED TO MEET MAY 14

DUO BUSTED FOR 66 UNDERSIZED STRIPERS IN SOUTH JERSEY

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

More In This Issue

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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