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April 26, 2018  ¦  Volume 53  ¦  Issue 8

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April 26, 2018

BUCKTAILING FOR FLUKE: UNDERSTANDING COLOR By Paul Stowe
Pay a visit to any tackle shop and the range of colors on the bucktail rack is likely to rival that of the cosmetics counter at Macys.

YAK MOVES: 2018 FISHING KAYAK BUYER’S GUIDE By Toby Lapinski
A look at more than a dozen of the latest and greatest fishing kayaks on the market today.

KEEPING UP WITH BLUEFISH By William A. Muller
Snapper fishermen reported very good numbers of juvenile blues in many areas last summer, which bodes well for the near future of the fishery.

GRAY FISH TAGS: A CALL FOR TOURNEY ANGLERS By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Gray FishTags to launch Northeast tagging effort at Manhattan Cup on June 8.

NIGHTTIME STRIPERS: LIVE EELING DONE RIGHT By Capt. Tom Mikoleski
Few techniques are more effective on big stripers than drifting a live eel over fish-holding structure in the dark of night.

JERSEY MUSKIES: MOON PHASES AND ELECTRONIC SOUNDS By Lou Martinez
If battling trophy musky has been on your bucket list, you won’t have to travel far this year to scratch out a trophy.

GREAT SOUTH BAY:GRAND SLAM FISHING By Kirk Fay
May is prime time to hit a four-bagger inside the friendly confines of Great South Bay.

SPRING SURF: FIRST RUN BLUES By William A. Muller
As much as surf anglers love catching striped bass, we all look forward to the arrival of big blues in late April or early May.

PORGIES & MORE: PECONIC BAY’S MAY SPRING MIXER By Geoff Lawrence
Open boat anglers look east to cash in on a potpourri of inshore species during the fifth month.

WESTERN SOUND: BAITING FOR STRIPERS By George Jehn
An abundance of structure and forage combine to provide solid early season bass action in the western reaches of Long Island Sound.

MOJO TROLLING: ADAPTING YOUR STRIPER SPREAD By Capt. Tony Gatto
A simple addition to the tool box that doesn’t require a major gear overhaul.

 

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