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Striper Migration Map – March 27, 2020…

One thing you can be certain of in these uncertain times – the striper migration will continue! Thanks to a mild winter, we’ve reached the start of spring with ocean waters about 5 degrees higher than last year at this time. So far, we’re seeing a strong start to striper ...

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Using Scents To Attract More Striped Bass…

A while back, I sat in on a seminar by a very knowledgeable and young surf fisherman who covered all the finer points of selecting lures for striped bass, demonstrating a vast knowledge of the subject. However, when asked about the use of scent, he shrugged with indifference. This was ...

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A Look Back: The Salt Water Fly Rodders of America…

In the 1950s, saltwater fly-fishing took off like a fighter jet. That was when pioneers like Joe Brooks, Bill Curtis, George Hommell, Ted Williams, Jimmy Albright, J. Lee Cuddy, Dr. Web Robinson and Stu Apte started getting a lot of attention in sports magazines with their amazing catches of bonefish, ...

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Time Marches On…

Pictured above: Prominent structure, situated perpendicular to a drastic depth change, often makes bigger bass easier to catch. This 5-pounder ate the bait just off the deep end of a fallen tree. March 23, 1994 Wednesday afternoon, sitting in pre-Algebra—by far my worst subject. It’s the warmest day of the ...

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Old Town Brings Spot-Lock to Kayak Fishing…

This morning at the 2020 Bassmaster Classic, Old Town unveiled the new Sportsman lineup of fishing kayaks, headlined by the Old Town Sportsman AutoPilot—an all-new powered fishing kayak that leverages Minn Kota’s Spot-Lock technology.Spot-Lock will allow kayak fishermen to set a virtual anchor by using the power of the Old ...

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2020 Fishing Electronics Buyer’s Guide…

Looking to upgrade to the best fishfinder for your boat? Start here with our overview of the latest offerings from the best marine electronics manufacturers and then dive deep into the world of interconnected fishfinders, multifunction displays, radars, and more. If you haven’t upgraded your fishfinder in a few years, ...

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BUBBA Debuts Multi-Flex Full Tang Interchangeable Set…

BUBBA, a fishing lifestyle brand known for its high-quality angling equipment and gear by fishermen, for fishermen, has announced the launch of the Multi-Flex Full Tang Interchangeable Set. Perhaps the largest advance in fillet knife innovation since the debut of the original BUBBA fillet knife in 2011. This product is ...

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Bridling Live Baits…

Pictured above: Bridled live-baits, like mackerel, scup, and menhaden, can be very effective for big stripers. As with all fishermen who target striped bass and fluke using live bait, one of my primary goals (in addition to catching the aforementioned species) is keeping that bait alive as long as possible. In ...

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Striper Holy Ground: The Vermont Avenue Jetty…

When you enter Atlantic City by way of the AC Expressway, stay on Christopher Columbus Boulevard until it turns into South Missouri Avenue. At the first intersection, make a left on Pacific. Drive past Caesars, Ballys, the Hard Rock, and the Showboat, and hook a right two blocks from the ...

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Gear and Tackle: Newport Striper “Doldrums”…

By mid-August, striper fishing can be pretty tough, but not off Newport, Rhode Islandwhere cool ocean water washes over prime striper habitat, creating a baitfish-filled paradise for our favorite fish. Captain Rob Taylor approaches summer stripers a few different ways. At first light, he uses large topwater plugs to bring ...

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