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Fishing Groups Release Statement on 30 by 30 Concept…

Alexandria, VA – October 19, 2020 – Today, the nation’s leading hunting, fishing, and habitat conservation organizations released a statement on the Thirty by Thirty Initiative to establish a goal of placing 30% of the planet’s lands and waters under protected status by the year 2030. Given the historic and ...

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More Menhaden Will Help Rebuild Striped Bass…

At their meeting on October 20, the Atlantic Menhaden Management Board approved a 10% reduction of the menhaden quota for the 2021 and 2022. Several fishing and boating organizations voiced support for the decision as a step toward improved management of menhaden, while also encouraging additional harvest cuts in the ...

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Fall Traditions: The Outer Cape…

There is something about surf fishing, or perhaps surf fisherman, that inspires deeply rooted traditions and rituals. Perhaps it is the profound connection we have to the phases of the moon, the tides, or the weather that drives these seasonal compulsions. We are like robots, programmed to perform precise actions ...

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Predicting Future Cobia Distribution…

Dr. Dan Crear displays a cobia outfitted with an internal data storage tag prior to release. Wherever you live in the Northeast, it’s hard to ignore that southern visitors are becoming more and more of a regular occurrence in our waters each summer and fall. The coastal ocean is warming ...

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Metal Baits for Big Autumn Bass…

It was a crisp October morning. I nudged the boat toward a waypoint, steering it into the light breeze. Sitting over 30 feet of water, I cast a spoon up onto a slow-tapering, deep flat. The lure fluttered to bottom and I began a snap-jigging retrieve, feeling its pulsing vibrations ...

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Montauk Madness…

Photo above by Tom Lynch Every year, fishermen make their way to the “Surfcasting Capital of the World” —Montauk, New York— also known as “The End”. Over the last decade or so, it has become an annual trip for me, along with some close friends and fellow members of the ...

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Video and Photos: Marlin caught off the tip of Cape Cod…

Captain Bobby Rice, of Reel Deal Charters, out of Truro, Massachusetts, was swimming a live mackerel on the surface off Provincetown, targeting bluefin tuna, when a surprising species took the bait. When the rod went off, no one  expected to see a marlin vault out of the 64-degree water with ...

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How to Catch Bonito and Albies From Shore…

In saltwater fishing, the striped bass is pursued by the fishing masses with a devotion that borders on the religious. But if fishing for striped bass is a piscatorial religion, then fishing for hardtails is its cultish counterpart. The hopeful come, enticed by tales of ferocious topwater boils and promises ...

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Beating the Sunrise…

August is the feast or famine month throughout New England. Depending on where you live, you may think it is the best or the worst fishing of the year. Bright, warm days and warm water aren’t always conducive to great fishing, but there are plenty of opportunities for those willing ...

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