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September 2019


Dissecting The Fall Run: Target November

Have your gear ready for the fall season and hope for loads of peanuts early and lots of big sand eels late.

Ocean Fluking: Last Chance For A Doormat

Long Island’s ocean waters have a reputation for producing double-digit doormats during the ninth month.

Storm Surge: The First Nor’easter

Fish as close as you can to either side of the storm, whether a hurricane or a Nor’easter.

Fall Offshore: Late Inning Sharking

As winds from a northerly quarter become more frequent, Long Island anglers are likely to encounter some of the biggest sharks of the season.

Revitalized Access: Ponquogue Bridge Fishing Area

The Ponquogue piers and ramp provide shore and trailer boat anglers with access to a wide range of fishing opportunities.

Boat Review: Grady-White Canyon 326 Center Console

Introduced for the 2019 model year, Grady-White’s new 326 CC introduces next-gen styling to their Canyon lineup of bluewater center consoles.

Offshore Options: Party Boat Tuna Primer

A look at Northeast party boat tuna fishing for beginners, from a beginner.

How Much, How Long? Trolling Motor Questions

A soup to nuts project overview of a new Minn Kota installation.

Finishing Your Cast: Up Close And Personal

Long casts have their place in the surf game, but there are times when the most productive water is virtually at your feet.

Changing Regulations: Talking Circles

With the ASMFC considering mandatory use of circle hooks when bait fishing for striped bass in 2020, two of our editors relay their circle hook findings and how to make them work for you.

Backwards Thinking: When The Wrong Retrieve Is Right

Out of the box retrieves with poppers, pencils, needlefish, metal lips and tins.

Go-to Plugs: An Efficient Surf Bag

Having confidence in a handful of plugs instead of cramming your bag with dozens of options will lighten your load and cover a variety of situations.

More In This Issue

Product Spotlight: Fishbites

Ditch the inconvenience associated with live bait and give this product a try the next time you need a strip bait, jig trailer or soft plastic.

Rampasture In Shinnecock Bay

“Go where the locals go,” and when the going gets tough, the locals head for a little known area called Rampasture, which often produces some exceptional fluke action when other local areas fail.

My Monster Bucketmouth

As a youngster, I did a lot of fishing for snappers, flounder and fluke, but unlike most of my friends, I also loved freshwater fishing.


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