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Floating Under the Stars…

People are often amazed or even frightened by the idea of kayak fishing in the ocean at night. To many, the thought of taking a small, self-propelled boat into the darkness of the ocean is dangerous. Of the few who partake, though, the ominous feeling of low visibility and sounds ...

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Menhaden Management Decision to Help Rebuild Striped Bass Populat…

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted unanimously to improve management strategies for Atlantic menhaden, by requiring consideration for the small baitfish’s impact on fish up the food chain. Sportfish such as striped bass rely on healthy menhaden populations for survival. After recreational anglers weighed in, the Commission adopted the ...

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Fishing Shallow Rips…

Pictured above: Holding the boat in position on the flat side of a rip is usually the most productive way to fish it. Photo by Adam Eldridge A rip is an area of turbulent water formed when a current meets an obstruction, such as a reef, shoal, or even a ...

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Blue Crabs at Night…

Pictured above: The blue crab’s scientific name, Callinectes sapidus, means savory, beautiful swimmer. The pull-off at the end of the road is empty, as I expected it to be at 11:00 p.m. I open my trunk, pass over the rigged surf rod, and reach for the long-handled wooden net and ...

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Clothing Brand Pitches In to Preserve the Ocean…

If leaving the dock at first light, fishing all day, and then celebrating with friends back at the bar sounds like your perfect day, then Rhode Island-based DEEP Apparel has clothing made for your lifestyle. “We’re about comfortable clothing that performs outdoors but has a clean look you could grab ...

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Jigging for Bluefin Tuna…

While jig styles and methods vary, jigging can be broken down into four basic types: yo-yo, butterfly, speed-jigging, and slow pitch. Yo-yo jigging is the traditional style that has been around forever and is also referred to as snap jigging. With this style, the angler drops the jig down to ...

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Summertime Kayak Blues…

Big bluefish can be a handful in the kayak; be sure to have a lip-gripping to keep digits clear of sharp teeth. Many of us have a love/hate relationship with bluefish. They’re great fighters, but tear up our gear and get in the way when we’re targeting stripers. As a ...

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Live Lowrance Sonar Interpretation Webinar…

Get a better understanding of what you are seeing on your fishfinder display! The Lowrance live webinar series returns at 7 p.m. (EST) Thursday, July 23rd, with the second of a two-part presentation on Sonar Interpretation hosted by Lowrance Product Expert Jacob Scott. Thursday’s webinar will help you get a better ...

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New Bass Tackle from ICAST 2020…

Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel Shimano Vanford Spinning Reels are designed for added sensitivity when using finesse tactics. Thy are constructed with Shimano’s lightweight yet rigid CI4+ body, quick response MangumLite rotor (which provides up to 48% less rotational inertia for quick responses), and MicroModule II advanced smoothness gear which allows for ...

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Three New Albie Lures for 2020/21…

There are several promising false albacore lures coming out for 2020 and 2021. The Game On Exo Jig will be available in a new smaller size for 2020. First, is the new size on a modern classic, the Game On EXO Jig. Previously available in 3- and 4-inch (1- and ...

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