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May 2019

BAIT OR PLUG: BENEFITS OF ARTIFICIALS OVER NATURAL BAITS By Jim Freda
Sometimes faking it is the better all-around option.

STRIPER GOALS: COMMITTING TO COWS By Jerry Audet
Now is the time to hit the surf for a shot at that new “personal best” striped bass!

SAND FLEAS AND STRIPERS: KEY TO THE SUMMER SURF By Al Ristori
Sand fleas, aka mole crabs, can work magic on stripers as spring fades to summer along the Striper Coast.

BOTTOM FISHING: GETTING DOWN WITH LIGHT TACKLE By William A. Muller
Fishing light tackle for bottom species like blackfish, sea bass, fluke and porgies is no longer a fad and it’s time you get with the program.

BOAT SENSE: BOTTOM LINE ON BOTTOM PAINT By Capt. John N. Raguso
Just because you can see the paint, don’t assume that it is working up to speed.

OFFSHORE HOW-TO: GO-PRO TROLLING HOUSING By Tony Gatto
Here’s a great way to study how offshore gamefish like tuna react to your trolling spread, and to get some exciting underwater footage.

LAST STAND: WINTER FLOUNDER STRONGHOLD By Capt. Jason Colby
Boston Harbor and Quincy Bay remain host to a strong fishery while other locations on the coast flounder in mediocracy.

SUMMER KICKOFF: SKINNY WATER FLUKE TACTICS By Brett Taylor
While the calendar says summer won’t officially arrive until June 21, fluke anglers will tell you the hottest time of the year has arrived.

OFFSHORE: HEAVYWEIGHTS vs. LIGHTWEIGHTS By Joseph Mitchell
The pros and cons of the classic 30W/50w standup gear and smaller, lighter 16 size reels—let the mid-shore tuna battle begin!

LIGHTEN UP! BACKPACKING TO DOWNSIZE By Jamie Golden
Forgo a traditional surf bag in favor of a small backpack for a more efficient surf fishing experience.

SURF SENSE: LEARNING CURVE LOGIC By Bryon Detwiler
No time on the water is ever wasted time and there’s always something new to see if you take the time to look.

SOUND SLABS: FLUKIN’ LONG ISLAND SOUND By Captain Tom Migdalski
A 6-pack of proven hotspots for finding big flatties in eastern and central Long Island Sound.

FUTURE FISHERS: TEACH ‘EM YOUNG! By Kyle Quine
With the arrival of spring fishing, now is the time to plant the seeds of tomorrow’s anglers.

SPRING FLING: BOTTOM-BOUNCING FOR FLATTIES By Tom Melton
Round out that spring mixed-bag outing with a catch of “the other flatfish,” the feisty winter flounder.

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