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Party Boat FAQ…

With many novice anglers working the rails of party boats each season, the captains and crews field a lot of questions. Here’s some important information to know before you jump aboard. What’s the best spot on the boat? Go on a trip with a lot of regulars, and you’re bound ...

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All Night Blues Party…

Leaving the sunset to the stern, party boats throughout the Northeast head out into the gloaming, packed with fares hoping to fill their summer nights with fish. All Night Blues -Photo by Nick Honachefsky “All Night Blues” is a time-honored tradition among party boat patrons. Trips leave around 7 p.m. ...

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Featured Lure: Storm 360GT Searchbait…

Before the early 2000s, Storm was well known for its classic hardbaits like the Chug Bug and Thunderstick. Then, with the introduction of the Wildeye Series, Storm created a new style of lure, the Swim Shad, that changed the way many anglers fished. The Wildeye took the classic boot-tail soft ...

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Profiling Striper Plugs…

Pictured above: Even the same type of plug, made by different manufacturers, can vary greatly in profile. The strike was subtle: a slight double-bump just a few cranks into the retrieve. Instinctively, I set the hook and felt the weight of a teen-sized striper. As the fish beat a path ...

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Cape Cod Kings…

WHOA! DID YOU SEE THAT? Unfortunately, no one did. My kayak-fishing partners weren’t even close enough to hear my question. They were a quarter-mile across the bay, intensely focused, as I had been, on chasing the schools of impossibly fussy false albacore. But, that was okay. More than anyone else, ...

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Spinning Reels Then and Now…

Much can be garnered from an old photograph, like the one above featuring Joe Carrie hefting a 34-pound bass. He is holding a fiberglass surf rod with Perfection wire guides and Neocork grips. Attached is a Centaure French-made spinning reel that is taped to the rod for a warmer grip ...

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Navigating In The Fog…

One of the great dangers of summer boating is navigating in poor visibility. When the heat of summer rolls in, sea waters remain cool. Hot, humid air and cold water create fog, which can blanket the coastline, rolling in and out with the wind. A morning departure running at 30 ...

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Get Started: Spinning For Shallow-Water Fluke…

Whether dropping to artificial reefs or into shallow backwater channels, most fluke hunters do so with a stout conventional outfit. But, when fluke fishing in 40 feet of water or less, trade the conventional setup and bait rig for a spinning rod and a handful of bucktails. The Tactic In ...

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Synthetic Bait Storage Solutions…

In 2003, John Prochnow and Dr. Keith Jones unveiled Berkley Gulp to the world. Their well-guarded, secret marinades were engineered from extensive lab and field tests, designed specifically for innovative, water-based resin baits. The Gulp offerings must be stored in their liquid attractant, and the baits benefit from an occasional ...

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