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October 2020

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Sand To Stone

Sand To Stone

Being prepared and keeping things simple can help you adapt quickly to a variety of surf fishing scenarios.   a

the needlefish plug

A Magic Plug? Know Thy Needlefish

The needlefish is a deadly and versatile weapon in the surf, you just need to know which one to throw and when.


Bounce A Jig For Sound Tog

Blackfish jigs are the perfect tool for targeting early season blackfish in Long Island Sound.

Beach Bike

Beach Bikes: A Growing Trend

The simplicity and mobility of a fat tire bike makes it the perfect alternate candidate for cruising the beach.

First Blackfish

Unquestionably, those long-ago four blackfish were my stepping stones on the path to broader fishing knowledge.

Boat Review NorthCoast 315 HT

Boat Review: Northcoast 315 HT Cabin

Recently introduced as a 2021 model, NorthCoast’s new 315HT is now the largest member in their growing cabin fleet, joining the 285HT, 255HT, 235HT and 215HT models.

An assortment of jigs

Jigging Up Fall Stripers

Each year is different and you have to read the signs to determine where and when the striper migration is going to happen.

glide baits

Glide Baits: An Underutilized Tool For The Fall Run

Glide baits project a profile all their own, cast well and hold their own in heavy surf. 

Tommy ‘Tsunami’ Fucini

Heavyweight Title Fight: Rubber vs. Real

Who will be named victorious in the war between live eels and their rubber counterparts on the striped bass battle grounds?

author jigged up this big tog

Jig ‘Em Up: A Tog Tutorial

The fundamental components to becoming a successful blackfish jigger.

new jersey

Unraveling Striper Migrations, Movements And Population Dynamics

It’s go time once again along the Striper Coast, but go where?


Day Tripping & Stripping: World Class Salmon On The Fly

A legendary fishing destination is a relatively short road trip for most Fisherman readers.

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tale end

Tale End: The Wilbert Rod

It was August 1987 when I met Jim.


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