Berkley Gulp! is one heck of an invention. I guess it’s good that they’ve figured out a way to keep costs down by using thinner plastic buckets, although they don’t hold up so well to the rigors of moving from duffel bag to back pack, boat to beach, and back again; the Gulp! smell is essentially the cost of doing business on the fluke grounds every year.
When the wind shifts to the north, and the sun goes down at 4:30, these boat designs provide the protection you need to keep on fishing.
How to make sure the dinner bell is heard loud and clear in swifter currents.
How a little underwater surveillance can change one’s strategic focus on whitechins.
A standard from the traditional striper man’s playbook, the tube and worm is an effective tactic throughout the seasons.
A look at the pending recreational shark fishing measures in federal waters effective January 2018.
It’s tough to beat a live eel when big stripers are on your itinerary.
Long Island Sound is rich in rocky bottom that is ideal for housing structure-loving blackfish.
You may have to work a little harder to find fish but you’ll often find the rewards are greater.
An unconventional look at seeking out behemoth bluefish in the surf this fall.
The tools you need if you want to get serious about fishing the Montauk surf.
I had the chance to jump aboard Steiger Craft’s next-gen 255DV Chesapeake a few weeks back, and you will definitely want to know more about this roomy, fuel-efficient sportfisher.
In This Issue:
- Three-Season Sportfishers
- Attracting Stripers: With Low-Down Chunking
- Blackfish Behavior: Tautog Observations & Insights
- Trophies on the Troll: Tube and Worm Tactics
- Be Prepared: New Shark Regulations for Federal Waters in 2018
- Kayak Stripers: Troll an Eel
- North Shore: Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Tog
- In the Surf: When the Going Gets Tough
- Choppers in the Surf: Big, Bad Blues
- A Montauk Bag of Tricks
- Steiger Craft 255 DV Chesapeake
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Heading west through Fire Island Inlet and just before you approach the deep blue, you’ll pass the backside jetty of Democrat Point on the left...
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