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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 KICKOFF: SET YOUR SIGHTS ON LING By Tony Salerno
Many anglers are looking for a repeat of last spring’s widespread action with red hake, aka ling.

YAK IT UP! A NEW WAY TO WIN IN 2020 By Toby Lapinski
Propel your way into the record books as the winner of The Fisherman’s inaugural Coastal Kayak Clash.

FRESHWATER: TIME OUT FOR TROUT By Fred Golofaro
With flounder off the table, many anglers look to trout for early spring action.

CHARTING YOUR WAY TO BETTER FISHING By Tom Melton
Making a “milk run” could pay big dividends over the course of a fishing day.

NORTH SHORE: EARLY SPRING SURF By William A. Muller
Tradition says to kick off the surf fishing season in the Western Sound - here’s why.