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September 2018


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 Prepping For The Fall Run Beach

Surf Transitions: Prepping for the Fall Run

The unofficial end of summer on Labor Day officially kicks open the door to the fall run.

2018 9 Return To Piney Pickerel AGGRESSIVE

Barrens Baron: Return to Piney Pickerel

A most devilish of fish lurks in the Pines, if you dare tread these dark, sandy roads.

2018 9 Sticking Waitin SCENIC SURF SHOT

Surf Chunks: Stickin’ & Waitin’

Fresh bunker is one part of a winning equation, but presentation and placement are also critical.

2018 9 Yellow Finned Glimmer Hope WEAKFISH

Weakfish: Yellow-Finned Glimmer of Hope

For those willing to forgo multi-fish bags, the heart of the fishery still beats in the Garden State.

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 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.


The Old Grounds

The Old Grounds are named as such for a reason. Many moons ago, sailing ships would drop their ballast rock in the area in order to prepare to enter the shallower Delaware Bay waters.


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