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5 Steps to Finding a Good Ice Fishing Spot…

Heading north on Route 93 toward New Hampshire, we were tired, asking ourselves if the long drive would be worth it, but we were determined. On a warmer than average day on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, my friend Josh and I had decided to take an ice-fishing trip up north 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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Fly Fishing for Surf Stripers…

Kevin Blinkoff searching for stripers with a fly-fishing rod in early May.  One of the best at the game of striper surf fly-fishing is Bob Popovics. He’s been at it since the late 1960s and lives only minutes from New Jersey’s Island Beach State Park. Surrounded by good buddies ...

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Party Boat Bottom-Fishing with Heated Handrails…

Perhaps the greatest innovation in headboat fishing is the heated rail. After taking off your gloves to re-tie a lost rig or to add a fresh piece of clam to your hook, there’s no better feeling than clamping your frozen hands around the rail and feeling the warmth seep into ...

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Our Most Popular Instagram Posts of 2020…

Although 2020 was an offbeat year and brought many challenges, On The Water and the Northeast fishing community continued to get out and catch. Whether we headed offshore for giant bluefin tuna, hit the ponds for bass and trout, or chased bluefish and stripers in the surf, the passion and ...

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Boat…

Aerial profile view of a Pursuit Titanium DC 326. Boat ownership provides opportunities for great experiences and memories for yourself, your family, and your friends. It’s a pathway to wild and open spaces, an opportunity to see and visit places you cannot get to by car. Maybe its your first ...

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How to Clean a Whole Striped Bass Without Waste…

Many fishermen prefer to catch and release striped bass, especially while the striped bass stock is rebuilding. However, if you catch a slot-sized fish and decide to keep it, or if it doesn’t survive release, make sure you make the most of the meat and eat the whole striped bass. ...

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