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September 2019

GO-TO PLUGS: AN EFFICIENT SURF BAG By Matt Broderick
Having confidence in a handful of plugs instead of cramming your bag with dozens of options will lighten your load and cover a variety of situations.

BACKWARDS THINKING: WHEN THE WRONG RETRIEVE IS RIGHT By Toby Lapinski
Out of the box retrieves with poppers, pencils, needlefish, metal lips and tins.

CHANGING REGULATIONS: TALKING CIRCLES By Jim Hutchinson, Jr. and Toby Lapinski
With the ASMFC considering mandatory use of circle hooks when bait fishing for striped bass in 2020, two of our editors relay their circle hook findings and how to make them work for you.

FINISHING YOUR CAST: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL By Fred Golofaro
Long casts have their place in the surf game, but there are times when the most productive water is virtually at your feet.

HOW MUCH, HOW LONG? TROLLING MOTOR QUESTIONS By Jim Hutchinson Jr.
A soup to nuts project overview of a new Minn Kota installation.

OFFSHORE OPTIONS: PARTY BOAT TUNA PRIMER By Joseph Cassone
A look at Northeast party boat tuna fishing for beginners, from a beginner.

BOAT REVIEW: GRADY-WHITE CANYON 326CC By Capt. John N. Raguso

TALE END: MY MONSTER BUCKETMOUTH By Kenneth Bliss

REVITALIZED ACCESS: PONQUOGUE BRIDGE FISHING AREA By Tom Melton
The Ponquogue piers and ramp provide shore and trailer boat anglers with access to a wide range of fishing opportunities.

FALL OFFSHORE: LATE INNING SHARKING By Capt. John N. Raguso
As winds from a northerly quarter become more frequent, Long Island anglers are likely to encounter some of the biggest sharks of the season.

STORM SURGE: THE FIRST NOR’EASTER By Jerry Audet
Fish as close as you can to either side of the storm, whether a hurricane or a Nor’easter.

OCEAN FLUKING: LAST CHANCE FOR A DOORMAT By Tony Salerno
Long Island’s ocean waters have a reputation for producing double-digit doormats during the ninth month.

DISSECTING THE FALL RUN: TARGET NOVEMBER By William A. Muller
Have your gear ready for the fall season and hope for loads of peanuts early and lots of big sand eels late.

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