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Scott Crain’s Oysters Rockefeller…

Scott Crain’s Oysters Rockefeller recipe. This recipe was sent to me by Scott Crain, who is the executive chef at a ritzy private golf club in Rhode Island. Scott is one of the finest chefs I know, and any time he sends me a recipe, I follow it to a ...

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How to Catch Striped Bass…

Mike Kelley holding a striper he caught from his kayak during the spring striper migration of 2020. Stripers are a popular saltwater fish in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region, particularly because they fight hard, grow to weights over 50 pounds, and a boat isn’t necessary. As an Atlantic migratory species, ...

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Striper Migration Map – April 9, 2021…

Striped bass are spawning in Chesapeake Bay and schooling up at the mouth of the Hudson River. Schoolies are spreading out through the NJ backwaters and moving north. Check out this video podcast to learn more about the Striper Migration Map. Reminders: Striped bass managers are collecting public comment on a ...

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Circling Back on Tube and Worm Rigs…

Green water broke over the foredeck, washed into the canted, tight vee of the high mahogany Cutty shield on the sea-kindly bass boat, then poured off either side, back to where it came from. Conditions were sloppy or, as my mate Andy would say, hairy along the edge of the ...

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Choosing the Right Pedal Fishing Kayak…

Choose the right pedal drive kayak that fits your needs, fishing style, and budget. To pedal or not to pedal; is that the question? Not so much anymore, as pedal-drive kayaks have come to dominate kayak fishing. Whether buying your first fishing kayak or upgrading an older model, you’re more ...

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Fly Fishing Tips for Spring Stripers…

Fresh from the sea, the first striped bass of spring opens the door to the new season. Rising temperatures, more daylight hours, the higher sun angle, and hordes of bait team up to put out the welcome mat for migrating striped bass in April and May. These are special months ...

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False Albacore Records…

World Record Jess Lubert caught the world record false albacore on Nov. 4, 2006, aboard the HOOKED UP, captained by Mark DeBlasio. The crew was fishing in the Washington Canyon off of New Jersey when Lubert reeled in a jaw-dropping 36 pound, 42-inch long albie. His catch toppled the previous ...

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The New Jersey Tautog Fishing Playbook…

Tautog have become one of the most popular species in the Northeast. Although they have had a cult-like following for decades, their recent rise to fame can most likely be attributed to a couple of angling breakthroughs. Those include tog jigs, which allow anglers to better present crab baits while ...

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Bluefish Records…

James Hussey holding his world record bluefish. World Record The world record bluefish was caught on Jan. 1, 1972, by James Hussey. Hussey was fishing at Hatteras Inlet in North Carolina, trolling plastic eels when a gigantic bluefish slammed his line. He fought the to-be world record for 15 minutes ...

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Shimano Introduces New Topwater for Big Stripers…

Measuring 7 1/4 inches, and weighing 3 3/8 ounces, the new Coltsniper Splash Walk from Shimano promises to be a long-casting, striper-enraging topwater bait. The bait looks like an evolved version of the ever-popular Doc, combining qualities like the low-pitch knock and a versatile walk-the-dog action (one that keeps the ...

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