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July, 2020

DEEP WATER FLUKING By Capt. John N. Raguso
Tired of culling through dozens of shorts to find a keeper? Put these tactics to work to improve the quality of your fluking.

CORA-RONA: MEET OUR 2020 “SAT” TAGGED STRIPERS By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
After overcoming “COVID” related obstacles, the groundbreaking Northeast Striped Bass Study is underway again!

PWC EVOLUTION: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT FISHING By John Canosa
The new breed of fishing “wave runners” proves there’s a tool for every job.

SURF FISHING PLAN-B: A TACTIC FOR SUCCESS Story & Photos by Jerry Audet
Build a hierarchy of spots in your repertoire to consistently find success in the surf.

TUNA-FINISHING: THE END GAME By Capt. Jim Freda
Hooking and fighting a tuna is the fun part, the real work begins when the fish is boat-side.

THE LEGEND OF POGY JOHN By Tyson Alvanos
“Find the bait, find the fish” said every time clutter appears on our fishfinder. We all know the mantra but do we really know the bait?

EAST END FLUKE: JUMBOS OF THE DEEP By Tony Salerno
With reduced commercial pressure this past spring due to the effects of COVID-19 on the market, there should be lots of big fluke lurking in East End waters this summer.

FLUKE ON THE FLY By Joseph Albanese
Where you place your fly is more important than what it looks like, so fly selection is relatively simple.

NORTH SHORE: ROCKING CHAIR PORGIES By William A. Muller
A unique approach to catching big porgies without ever leaving the dock.

OFFSHORE WIND FARMS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Capt. Tony DiLernia
Offshore wind turbines are coming to the waters off the shores of Long Island and New Jersey. How will recreational fishing be affected?

THE END GAME: A DYING BREED? By Brandon Sausele
In surf fishing circles, “The End” refers to Montauk’s bass rich, boulder studded shoreline.

A LOOK BACK: FLUKING BACK WHEN By Matt Ahern
“That’s the way fluke fishing was during the ‘Roaring Twenties’ when I was a boy growing up in Brooklyn.”