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March, 2020  ¦  Volume 48  ¦  Issue 3

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March, 2020

2020 PLUG BUILDING: THE 2T PENCIL By Dave Anderson
The story behind and the instructions to build a lure that has reached almost mythical status in recent years up and down the Striper Coast.

HOW-TO: TWO SIMPLE TEASERS By Joseph Albanese
Here’s a pair of teasers that will catch most anything in Northeast waters, whether you choose the long rod or conventional tackle.

NOVA SCOTIA: STRIPERS OF THE NORTHLAND By Angela Pokorny
The striped bass population is alive and well many miles north of the proverbial “Striper Coast.”

SILICONE SKIRTED JIGS By Anthony Kritis
Here’s how to make your own durable jigs with a wide range of color options.

TARGET A STRIPER: THE CONFIDENCE FACTOR By Bryon Detwiler
Whether you fish from a boat or the surf, having confidence in your fishing ability plays a critical role in the striper game.

WIDESPREAD HOOKUPS: TRACKING FOR BLUEFIN By Capt Tony Gatto
Bluefin action was off the charts in 2019, especially for those who included wide and side trackers in their spread.

REPOWERING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW By Capt. John N. Raguso
The author shares his years of experience to help you select the right power plant for your fishing machine.

SPRING STRIPERS RIGHT OUT OF THE RIVER By Nick Honachefsky
Hit New Jersey’s salt creeks and rivers for fast and furious schoolie striper action as of March 1.

YAK IT UP! A NEW WAY TO WIN By Toby Lapinski
Propel your way into the record books in The Fisherman’s inaugural Coastal Kayak Clash.

2020 SHAD FORECAST DREAMING OF THE DELAWARE By John A Punola
Don’t wait too long for those big bucks to arrive; they could’ve arrived already!

MAN VS. FISH SMOKED By Peter Cammann
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and other times you simply get smoked!

DISCOVERING ATLANTUS: USING THE BATHYMETRIC DATA VIEWER By Wayne Young
The second in an ongoing discovery series in The Fisherman on BDV hot spot research.

RISK AVERSION: OVERCOMING WIRE LINE PHOBIA By Capt. Scott Newhall
Moving past those wire inhibitions to add an ever-lasting strategy to your striper arsenal.