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February 2019

HOW-TO: BUILD YOUR OWN BAIT PEN By Capt. Tony Gatto
Maintaining a healthy supply of live baits can be a game changer when targeting some of our most prized inshore and offshore species.

PROFILING THE ATLANTIC COD By Bob Michelson
The Winter King has influenced history, politics and economics for the better part of five centuries.

PLUG BUILDING: THE FISHMASTER FLAPTAIL By Dave Anderson
Resurrect this striper catching classic for some heart-stopping surface strikes this season.

STRIPED BASS: HAS THE STOCK CRASHED? By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
A dismal season for many anglers along the Striper Coast, and early dissemination of preliminary stock assessment data has raised serious concerns about the health of the fishery.

2019 MARINE ELECTRONICS BUYERS’ GUIDE By Capt. John N. Raguso
This is definitely the golden age for marine electronics and it gets better every year. This year is no exception.

HARDWATER ACTION: MAKE ICE FISHING FUN AGAIN! By Toby Lapinski
With a few simple steps ice fishing can easily become an enjoyable way to pass the winter months.

STINGER HOOKS: STICK ‘EM GOOD By Capt. Steve Tombs
Add a stinger hook to your jigs and boat more fish this season.

WINTER GAMEFISH: ICE WOLVES By Nick Kanaras
Northern pike offer New England anglers a chance to slide an apex predator onto the ice.

RODCRAFT: BUILD A RAIL ROD By Joseph Cassone
A West-Coast rod style finds its home with Northeast party boat tuna fishermen.

HONEYMOON ROOSTERS: COSTA RICAN SLEIGH RIDE By Kierran Broatch
A kayak adds another level of excitement to this challenging tropical adventure.