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September 2018


2018 9 Smithtown Bay Potpourri Catch

Fall Grab Bag: Smithtown Bay Potpourri

Despite carrying a variety of bottom rigs, if you aren’t flexible you may miss a golden opportunity.

2018 9 A Surf Fishing Alternative Young

Porgies: A Surf Fishing Alternative

Porgies are the perfect answer for filling in the downtime between stripers and bluefish.

2018 9 Labor Day Run Catch

North Shore Fluke: The Labor Day Run

When kids start heading back to school, it’s time to hit the bays and harbors for some late season fluke action.

2018 9 Matching Up To Fall Baitfish Fishing

Surf How-To: Matching Up to Fall Baitfish

Matching the hatch is often the answer between success and failure, but there are times when thinking out of the box is the way to go.

2018 9 September In Montauk Joe

Doormat Time: September in Montauk

If you are on the hunt for a big fluke, there is no better place than Montauk to connect with fish that hit 8 pounds and can range all the way to the mid-teens.

2018 9 Downsizing For Jumbos Porgy

Crankbait Porgies: Downsizing For Jumbos

I was very surprised to see that these small plugs appeared to work as well, if not better than bait.

2018 9 Lake Eries Tributaries SteelheadTom Steve

A Steelheading Option: Lake Erie’s Tributaries

Lake Erie’s tributaries offer steelheading as good as anywhere in the region, minus the crowds.

2018 9 Transitioning Into Fall Whales, Birds Tuna On Sandeels

Offshore Strategies: Transitioning Into Fall

The weather part of the equation plays a larger role in determining when and where you fish offshore.

2018 9 Fish A Micro Inlet Author

Sleeper Spots: Fish a Micro Inlet

Score big while fishing from a small spot this fall.

2018 9 Fine Tuning Your Surf Fishing Skills Crazy Al Mecca Striper

Fine Tuning Your Surf Fishing Skills

Fine tuning your presentation can make a world of difference in the surf fishing game.

More In This Issue

2018 9 Throgs Neck Bridge

Throgs Neck Bridge

Spanning between Queens and the Bronx, the Throgs Neck Bridge may be better known for its traffic jams and ongoing road construction, but for anglers the reality is that the bridge and its surrounding waters provide excellent potential for tangling with some of our most popular inshore gamefish.

2018 9 Simple Good Fluke

Simple But Good Fluke

As fluke season winds down, you may already have a stash of fillets on hand.

2018 9 Penn Spinfisher Iv

Penn Spinfisher Vi

Before heading to ICAST in Orlando back in July, I’d asked a few fishing buddies if there were any specific products they wanted me to check out; based on my informal polling, the PENN Spinfisher VI looks to be one of the top reels hitting the market this fall!

2018 9 Its All About The Memory Tarpon

It’s All About the Memory

Mrs. Lee Wulff (Joan), I believe, said fishing is a good test of character. A person’s reaction to adversity, especially cold, miserable weather; clearly demonstrates his or her dignity, humor, consideration and resolve.


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