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March 29, 2018

ELECTRIC MOTORS:HANDS FREE ANCHORING By Charley Soares
No matter how many seasons you have under your hull, there is always something new to learn.

TOG KICKOFF: SPRING’S SOFT BAIT SECRETS By Pat Vogt
From New England through the Mid-Atlantic, the springtime tautog fishery is dominated by the use of soft baits.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SCENT IN FLUKING By Capt. Harvey Yenkinson
Catching fluke might not be rocket science, but there is sound science behind it.

BOAT SENSE: BASIC TRAILER MAINTENANCE By Capt. John N. Raguso
If you trailer your boat, now’s the time to make those last minute preparations to get your ride squared away for that first trip to the launching ramp.

THE EVOLUTION OF SOFT PLASTICS By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
While technological advances played a part in the ongoing evolution of soft plastics, there was also a lot of crossover in baits.

SPRING BLACKFISH: FIRE ISLAND TOGGING By Kirk Fay
The relative shallows of Great South Bay should play well during the April blackfish season.

A SEASON OF CHANGE: WHAT’S UP WITH STRIPERS By Craig Cantelmo
Everyone seems to have their own theory as to why striped bass numbers have declined in the surf and bays. Here are some more to chew on.

PISCATORIAL ODDITIES: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY By Al Ristori
Northern waters don't offer the great variety of species found in Florida and other warm water areas, but there's a lot more available to us than most anglers realize.

SEA BASS: A CHANGING FISHERY By William A. Muller
In the last few decades, managers seem to have found the right formula and the sea bass population has been growing steadily.

FRESHWATER: HIT THE TROUT TRAIL By Bryon Detwiler
This stretch of Babylon waterway provides a unique opportunity to score some early spring trout action.

2018 DREAM BOAT UPDATE By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
We continue to tweak the Dream Boat formula to level the playing field as much as possible. One of this year’s changes is sure to do that.

LONG ISLAND TROUT STOCKING LIST By New York DEC
The Island’s lakes, ponds and streams are being stocked with a generous allotment of rainbow and brown trout, including a healthy number of 2-year-old browns.

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