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The Importance of Preventive Boat Maintenance…

As we approach the end of the 2019 boating season, I’d like to focus this article on preventive maintenance. Each winter, I come up with a plan to address various engine and mechanical components before they wear out and break on the water. These are not small or cheap components ...

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Sand Eels In The November Surf…

November is a fantastic, and overlooked, time to target fish and bait close to shore. Sand Eels in November I pause at the crest of a large, bulbous dune to absorb the scene that lies in front of me. My breath comes in small puffs of vapor that hang like ...

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Friendships Forged in Steel…

Photos by Nick Boehme The Forecast We had been waiting for the first big push of fish into the river for what seemed like months. Salmon fishing was old news, and the rotting chinook and coho carcasses had become nauseating—we needed to catch some steelhead. “I’m telling you, Friday is ...

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The Remarkable Clouser Deep Minnow…

I recently asked Captain Robby Barradale of the Bayshore Saltwater Flyrodders what he thought about the Clouser Deep Minnow, and he replied fondly, “Ah, the Clouser; it’s a must-have pattern in any fly box because it catches fish so well.” Originally designed to fool smallmouth bass, it’s equally at home ...

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Fishing the Quinebaug River…

The Quinebaug River is about 69 miles in length. It originates from East Brimfield Lake in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and flows south through Connecticut. It then continues to the Shetucket River in Norwich, which flows into the Thames River. It is dammed in its upper reaches at East Brimfield Dam, Westville ...

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The Sand Eel Schedule…

Flash back to the early 2000s and the fall runs before Super Storm Sandy, when there was a pretty decent sand eel bite along the surf lines until the peak of the action in 2011. Fishermen lined up along the water in Long Island and New Jersey, catching good numbers ...

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New Jersey Speckled Trout…

When most fishermen catch word of a speckled sea trout caught in New Jersey, they immediately dismiss it as an incidental catch, a lost fish that wandered too far north. But that’s not the case. New Jersey has its very own population of speckled trout, and there is a small ...

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First Look: Redesigned Grady-White Canyon 336…

The new Grady-White Canyon 336 is sure to get your attention. Grady-White’s state-of-the-art full height glass windshield, completely integrated T-top, and new, sleek styling elements make it a real beauty. The ergonomically advanced helm and windshield, that provides improved line of sight and overall visibility, are just some of the ...

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Metal Lures That Shine During The Fall Run…

Ask veteran saltwater anglers to pick one lure type they can’t live without and most will probably respond “bucktail jigs,” with “soft plastics” finishing a close second. While both of those choices are among my favorites for much of the year, I do deviate from that during the fall months. ...

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