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February 2019  ¦  Volume 47  ¦  Issue 2

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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.

FIRST FLATTIES OF ‘19: WINTER FLOUNDER PREP By Nick Honachefsky
The March 1 flounder opener remains a cherished tradition for North/Central coastal anglers.

SHUTDOWN! 2019 REGULATIONS REMAIN ON HOLD By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
So what’s the deal on fluke and sea bass you ask? A very good question, with no clear-cut answer.

CHARTER FACTOR: NOT JUST FOR NOOBS By Capt. Scott Newhall
When the going gets tough, even the tough sometimes turn to a pro.

HARDWATER ACTION: MAKE ICE FISHING FUN AGAIN! By Toby Lapinski
A few simple steps to help make your ice fishing opportunities more successful and enjoyable.

AWAY GAMES: THE LIFE OF A ROAD WARRIOR By Frank Mihalic
A little primer for anglers thinking of taking their show on the road in the season ahead.

FINDING YOUR RHYTHM By Bryon Detwiler
Finding your own rhythm in the surf is fun; but when it works, it will be like music to your ears.

WINTER MACKEREL LIKE THE GOOD OL’ DAYS By Capt. Allen Gonzalez
There was a quick shot of mackerel in January, but what will February bring?