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Striper Migration Map – May 17, 2019…

Mature post-spawn striped bass are leaving Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River and heading up the coast. Schoolies have reached Maine and every day, bigger bass are spreading north. This weekend’s full moon should spark some big changes on the Striper Migration Map! Follow along as we track the Striper ...

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Striped Bass Trolling Rigs…

Tube-and-Worm Rig The tube-and-worm rig is a great daytime technique during the dog days of summer. Application: Shallow water, estuaries, warm water, middayRod: 15- to 30-pound-class, 7-foot conventionalReel: Mid-size conventionalLine: 45-pound-test leadcoreLeader: 40- to 50-pound-test fluorocarbonTrolling Speed: 2 knotsTip: The worm is a crucial part of the tube-and-worm setup, but ...

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Striper Migration Map – May 10, 2019…

Mature striped bass are in spawning mode in Chesapeake Bay, the Delaware River, and the Hudson River. Immature stripers (schoolies) are moving up the coast and providing fun catch-and-release fishing as they continue to spread north through Massachusetts. Follow along as we track the Striper Migration. You can help by ...

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The Angler’s Guide to Cape Cod Canal Etiquette…

In 2018, the crowds at the Cape Cod Canal reached all-time highs while etiquette reached all-time lows. Rumored indiscretions included crossed lines (rude!), double-parking at Gallo’s Skating Rink (ill-mannered!), and pulling a gun on a fellow angler (discourteous!). Before your Canal cotillion, learn how to comport yourself in the manner ...

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Monster Fly-Caught Striper from the South Jersey Surf…

South Jersey is a tough place to surfcast for big stripers. The shallow, featureless, slowly sloping beaches simply aren’t as attractive to fish as the dramatic drops and structure characteristic of the coastline from Barnegat Inlet, north. I spent many spring runs in the late 90s and 00’s fishing hard ...

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Grilled Chourico-Stuffed Squid…

Where I live on Cape Cod, longfin squid make a massive migration into inshore waters in early May, as soon as the water temperature reaches a steady 50 degrees. When they arrive, they feed intensely, they mate, and then they die. The life expectancy for Doryteuthis pealeii is less than ...

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Striper Migration Map – May 3, 2019…

Mature striped bass are in spawning mode in Chesapeake Bay, the Delaware River, and the Hudson River. Immature stripers (schoolies) are moving up the coast and providing fun catch-and-release fishing as they continue to spread north through Massachusetts. Follow along as we track the Striper Migration. You can help by ...

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Product Review: YETI LoadOut GoBox…

Tackle organization is a never-ending process. Gear is constantly rotated in and out of use as the seasons change and bites fire up or fizzle out. The result, is that at any one time, my truck has the detritus of a year’s worth of fishing. Leader spools, pliers, swivels, gloves, ...

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