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How to Fish for Black Sea Bass…

Black sea bass are a popular sport fish for fishermen along the Atlantic Coast from Florida to Massachusetts. They readily hit jigs, bait, and lures and can grow to over 8 pounds. They are good fighters, however most fishermen try to catch black sea bass because they are excellent to ...

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Where to Find Smallmouth Bass in the Winter…

Fishing is all about selectively listening to the voices inside your head. No, not the ones that will buy you a one-way ticket to a sanitarium, but the subliminal ones you draw on when conditions are in flux. Surely, any angler worth his collection of custom-painted plugs can tell you ...

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Purchase Your 2021 Fishing License Online…

7-year-old Julia Moore holds a fluke that was caught in Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey. Before heading out to make your first casts of 2021, make sure to purchase or renew your fishing license. It’s a quick process, as states allow anglers to purchase a fishing license online. Anglers without ...

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Catch Your First Fish of the Year…

With the new fishing season beginning on January 1, there’s no time to waste when it comes to getting on the board. Here are our top picks for getting your first fish of the year in the first week of the year. Just be sure to pick up your new ...

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The Winter Cod Fishery at Block Island…

Rhode Island’s party boats offer access to the greater winter cod fishery south of Block Island. “The winter cod fishing in Rhode Island can be amazing,” said Captain Rick Bellavance, president of the Rhode Island Party and Charter Boat Association. “The cod school in shoal water south of Block Island, ...

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Fly Fishing Tips for Trophy Stripers…

Pictured above: Ben Furimsky shows off a bass that inhaled his hand-tied, 14-inch bunker fly. Catching a giant striper on the fly isn’t easy, but it can be done with some perseverance and the right gear. Trophy Stripers on the Fly Rod It’s no secret that the arrival of massive ...

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Happy Holidays From On the Water!…

All of us at On The Water would like to wish you and your family a very happy holiday and a prosperous new year!  All of the best to those that have helped support On The Water. The holidays are a great time to show gratitude, so thank you to ...

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