A Smell of a Season
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.
Attracting Stripers: With Low-Down Chunking
How to make sure the dinner bell is heard loud and clear in swifter currents.
Blackfish Behavior: Tautog Observations & Insights
How a little underwater surveillance can change one’s strategic focus on whitechins.
Trophies on the Troll: Tube and Worm Tactics
A standard from the traditional striper man’s playbook, the tube and worm is an effective tactic throughout the seasons.
Be Prepared: New Shark Regulations for Federal Waters in 2018
A look at the pending recreational shark fishing measures in federal waters effective January 2018.
Kayak Stripers: Troll an Eel
It’s tough to beat a live eel when big stripers are on your itinerary.
North Shore: Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Tog
Long Island Sound is rich in rocky bottom that is ideal for housing structure-loving blackfish.
In the Surf: When the Going Gets Tough
You may have to work a little harder to find fish but you’ll often find the rewards are greater.
Choppers in the Surf: Big, Bad Blues
An unconventional look at seeking out behemoth bluefish in the surf this fall.
A Montauk Bag of Tricks
The tools you need if you want to get serious about fishing the Montauk surf.
Steiger Craft 255 DV Chesapeake
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.
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Fire Island Inlet’s West Bar
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...
Codfish, striped bass and sea bass all lend themselves nicely to this recipe.
Changing the Mood of Jigs
As a former charter boat mate, we used to go through a lot of jigs, especially when employing bucktail jigs on three-way rigs when fishing ripsfor stripers.