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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.

FIGHT TIME: DRAGGING IT OUT 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.

NJ TROUT: REIGNING OVER SPRING RAINBOWS By Tom Pagliaroli
It’s all-systems-go for yet another banner spring kickoff on April 6 in the Garden State.

BASS IN BACK: CREEK, RIVER & BAY STRIPERS By Kirsten Holloway
First sign of ospreys and herring gulls should be a good indication of what’s going on out back.

APRIL KICKOFF: KIDS & BACK BAY BLUES By Capt. Scott Newhall
Seven reasons to get in on those spring bluefish trips this month.

STRIPED BASS: WHERE ARE WE HEADED By Tom Fote
The governor’s appointee to the ASFMC talks striped bass management, now and in the future.

SURF SENSE: LEARNING CURVE LOGIC By Bryon Detwiler
The next time the spot burners get the best of you, take the path less traveled for exciting new challenges.

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