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April 2019

FISH TAGGING: 2019 NORTHEAST STRIPED BASS STUDY By Toby Lapinski
The Fisherman Magazine is teaming up with Gray Fishtag Research and Navionics to track the long-distance movement of striped bass in 2019 and beyond.

BOAT SENSE: THE UNIQUE DEMANDS OF MARINE ENGINE OIL By Capt. John N. Raguso
The Fisherman’s boating and electronics editor unravels the mysteries surrounding marine engine oil.

2019 FLUKE STATUS: SCIENCE CUTS BOTH WAYS By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Those looking for a little flexibility in fluke regulations in 2019 may find “status quo” as just another “stab in the back.”

TACTICAL TAUTOG: HOW JIGGING CHANGED BLACKFISHING FOREVER By Dante Soriente
For more than half a century, anglers used the traditional two-hook sinker rig to catch plenty of blackfish. Now, anglers up and down the coast are using jigs to fill their limit.

By Tony Salerno
Understanding the nuances of drag settings can help avoid the painful loss of that long sought trophy fish.

STRIPED BASS: CATCH & RELEASE MORTALITY By Fred Golofaro
Recreational anglers can play a major role in reducing catch and release mortality.

FRESHWATER TRAVEL: LAKE MEMPHREMAGOG - SMALLMOUTH HEAVEN By Paul Stowe
This largely overlooked world class smallmouth fishery sits in the north of Vermont and is within a day’s drive of most Northeast anglers.

LINES IN: 2019 DREAM BOAT FISHING CHALLENGE By Staff
The Fisherman’s Dream Boat Challenge has evolved into the top saltwater fishing tournament in the Northeast.

SPRING STRIPERS: FISHING FROM THE BOTTOM UP By Dave Pickering
As stripers return to the oceanfront of Southern New England, soft plastics will catch them throughout the water column.

GETTIN’ BAIT: THE RUGGED LIFE OF AN EEL MAN By Charley Soares
A case for making every eel count from potting to deploying one as bait.

TROUT TRADITIONS: OPENING DAZE By Kierran Broatch
Honoring the tradition of the opening day of trout season through change brings joy to many anglers.

COMINGS & GOINGS: THE STRIPER PLAYBOOK By Frank Daignault
A look at the timing, with related issues, of striper arrivals and departures for a New England season ahead.
 

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