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Two Record-Setting Fish Caught In Vermont…

Officials Announce new records set for bluegill and freshwater drum in 2016 Vermont Fish & Wildlife announced that two fish caught in 2016 have been certified as new state records, marking the 14th and 15th state records that have been set for individual species of fish since 2010. John Konya ...

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2017 Fishing Planner: South Shore…

South Shore Delights All Season Long Overall, 2016 was a fantastic year for anglers on the South Shore. It all started off with some amazing trout fishing, and we are blessed to have such a great stocking program in Massachusetts. We concentrated our efforts around Long Pond in Plymouth and ...

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2017 Fishing Planner: South Coast…

Small Stripers Provide Promise for 2017 The 2016 season started with great bottom fishing, and then bass arrived in the first weeks of May. While there weren’t as many big bass in my usual spots, the numbers were better than I have seen in recent years. One thing many anglers ...

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7 Tips For Netting Fluke…

Fluke have a penchant for boatside escapes, but with preparation, and a refined technique, you’ll greatly improve your odds of getting that doormat into the boat. Here are 9 tips for making sure your fluke hits the deck, learned through painful experience. 1. Always scoop the fish head-first. 2. Wait ...

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2017 Fishing Planner: Rhode Island…

A Bunker-Fueled Bass Bite Ignited 2016’s Strong Striper Fishing Angler Mike Swain of Coventry, RI, with the striped bass he caught using live Atlantic menhaden (pogies) in the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay. The season got off to a fast start in Rhode Island with a very strong spring striped ...

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Catch Big Tuna On Spinning Gear…

The tuna game is ever-changing for the captains chasing them with spin gear. Catching big tuna on spinning gear isn’t the big news that it was just 10 years ago. Today, anglers routinely catch bluefin over 70 inches on tackle once thought only suitable for inshore species. We talked with ...

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Jigging Spoons…

Catch more and bigger panfish through the ice with spoons During my years fishing with panfish ice-anglers in the Northeast, I have learned a simple truth—we are behind the times. Take fishfinders, for example. Hardwater anglers in the Midwest have been employing this tool for decades, leading to bountiful catches ...

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2017 Electronics Guide…

In 2017, the lines between “marine” electronics and “personal” electronics continue to blur as fishfinders, radars, and multifunction displays take technology and design cues from the smartphones and touch screens we use in our everyday lives. The electronics on our boats are becoming more connected to our personal devices and ...

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Managers Recommend Closed Cod Season in 2017…

by OTW Staff | January 26, 2017 | Bottom Fishing, Regulations, Saltwater. Fishery Managers Recommend 2017 Haddock and Cod Limits The New England Fishery Management Council has asked NMFS to consider implementing the following Gulf of Maine cod and haddock regulations for the 2017 fishing year. Gulf of Maine Cod: ...

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