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October 2017

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2017 10 Three Season Sportfishers Boatsense

Three-Season Sportfishers

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.

2017 10 Attracting Stripers Low Down Chunking Catch

Attracting Stripers: With Low-Down Chunking

How to make sure the dinner bell is heard loud and clear in swifter currents.

2017 10 Tautog Observations Insights Fishes

Blackfish Behavior: Tautog Observations & Insights

How a little underwater surveillance can change one’s strategic focus on whitechins.

2017 10 Tube Worm Tactics JUMBO

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.

2017 10 New Shark Regulations Shark

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.

2017 10 Surfcasters View Replenishment Main Image

Sand Hassles: A Surfcaster’s View of Replenishment

Shifting sand and soft structure has replaced much of what was once Jetty Country along the North Jersey coast.

2017 10 October Fresh Top To Bottom Fisherman Halloween Scenic

Deep Drop-offs: October Fresh, Top to Bottom

From largemouth and smallmouth bass to hybrids and walleye, it’s prime time for deep drops on our inland waters.

2017 10 Porgy Cod Ling Pollock AUTHOR LING

Filling in the Blanks Porgy, Cod, Ling & Pollock

A look at how bottom bouncers in New Jersey might “fill in the blank” to start the month of October.

2017 10 Parkway Bassin The North South Striper Trail DECISION TIME

Parkway Bassin’: The North South Striper Trail

The striped bass migration is on and so is the angler trek from above Exit 125 down to ‘0’ and beyond.

2017 10 Big Bad Bluefish Main

Choppers in the Surf: Big, Bad Blues

An unconventional look at seeking out behemoth bluefish in the surf this fall.

2017 10 Boat Review

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.

More In This Issue

2017 10 The Eights Map

Delaware Bay The Eights

While the Eights sit a bit outside the Delaware Bay they are well inside the Line of Demarcation and therefore a legal location to fish for striped bass.

Fish Cakes

Codfish, striped bass and sea bass all lend themselves nicely to this recipe.

2017 10 Changing Mood Jigs

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.

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