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June, 2019  ¦  Volume 54  ¦  Issue 13

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June, 2019

REDUCING MORTALITY: A CASE FOR ONE By Toby Lapinski
With a large portion of striped bass “harvest” attributed to dead discards, steps can be taken to lessen your impact without impeding success.

OFFSHORE PREP: KEEP UP ON THE TUNA TROLL By Capt. Jim Freda
A little commotion goes a long way in achieving big game success.

STRIPED BASS UPDATE: THE REGULATIONS SAGA CONTINUES By Toby Lapinski
“Scientific evidence and what fishermen in our states are seeing on the water tell us that bold action to protect striped bass is long overdue.”

SEA BASS 101: BAIT ‘EM UP! Story & photos by Capt. Tom Migdalski
While diamond jigs are great for picking bull sea bass from deep water, go with bait to take home an easy limit of keepers.

INSIDE THE NEW MAKO REGULATIONS By Capt. John N. Raguso
In essence what American anglers are doing is conserving our resource so that other countries can catch more of them.

THE ART OF CHUNKING By Charley Soares
There is nothing quite as tempting a fresh cut bait, however that is not always available.

SHARK TIME: STRATEGIES FOR MONSTER MAKOS By Capt. Alan Lee
When it comes to bringing a few steaks home, size does matter!

FRUGAL FLUKING: MAXIMIZE YOUR BAITS By Capt. Scott Newhall
Proper care will help catch you more fluke and save a couple bucks in the process.

OFFSHORE: TRULY A TEAM SPORT By Capt. Tony Gatto
Getting your crew involved in as many aspects of fishing as possible will enhance the team experience and the overall feeling of success for everyone.

SAT TAGS DEPLOYED! LIBERTY, FREEDOM & HOPE By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Landmark Northeast Striped Bass Study by Gray FishTag Research, Navionics & The Fisherman kicks off.

HOW-TO: INTERACTIVE FLUKING By William A. Muller
Finding the best spots around structure, working out currents, wind direction and speed, and making short drifts are all part of precision fluking.

TARGET A DOORMAT: WORKING OCEAN STRUCTURE By Capt. Bob Schmitt
Local wrecks and reefs provide the perfect habitat for big fluke during the summer months.

TROPICAL DELIGHT: GET TRIGGER HAPPY By Tony Salerno
Gray triggerfish have become a targeted species for many anglers in the Northeast due to a dramatic increase in their numbers.

LIFE AS A DEC ECO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION OFFICER By Tom Franza
An inside look into the day to day activities of an Environmental Conservation Police Officer.