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Local Luremaker: Al Tremblay – Fatty Lures…

The past few years, it seems like glidebaits have been the hot bait with striper fishermen. In truth, we’ve only just found out what muskie and pike fishermen have known for decades—the erratic, realistic action of a good glidebait triggers vicious hits from predatory gamefish. While a small, but growing, ...

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Selective Spring Tautog Fishing…

A case for releasing female blackfish during spring spawning season. Three cents a pound wasn’t just highway robbery, it was an insult. It was a Sunday afternoon, and we had almost two net bags of still very lively tautog in the trunk of Tommy Togger’s Plymouth sedan. Tommy was upset ...

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TFO Announces NEW 11-Foot Surf Rod…

TFO’s new GIS SP 1102-2 surf rod is specifically designed for surfcasting in the Northeast. The notion of surfcasting for stripers conjures up a romanticized image of a slicker-wearing fisherman standing on a rock, heaving monstrous wooden plugs and heavy bait rigs into the teeth of a nor’easter with an ...

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First Look: Cobia’s New 280 Dual Console…

Cobia to Debut New 280 Dual Console at Miami International Boat Show Cobia Boats, built by Maverick Boat Group, will be introducing its newest model, the 280 Dual Console, at this year’s Miami International Boat Show. The new 280 DC is built off the hull of Cobia’s 277 CC, the ...

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LeBlanc Purcases Allen Harbor Marine Service…

President and General Manager of Allen Harbor Marine Service, Craig M. LeBlanc, who has owned the Harwich Port-based boating sales and service business for two years, also has recently purchased the 2.5 acre parcel of land and facilities on Allen Harbor that the business resides on as well as a ...

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Casting Crappie Plastics For Spring Trout…

Small crappie tubes and shad-style baits work extremely well on trout, have a number of benefits, and come in every color under the sun I started fishing crappie plastics for trout about ten years ago. Before that, I fished with standard trout gear: I cast spoons, trolled stickbaits, and flung ...

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Local Luremaker: Derek Ashcroft – Lights Out Lures…

While all plug builders value feedback from other anglers and luremakers, ultimately, it’s the fish whose feedback matters most. Derek Ashcroft of Taunton, Massachusetts got that all-important feedback while fishing his first batch of hand-turned plugs, catching stripers to 47 inches on them. Since then, Ashcroft has refined his plugs ...

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Lake Champlain Muskie Catches Point To Restoration Progress…

Pictured above: Ryan Carpentier with the 14-pound, 38-inch muskie he caught and released in Missisquoi Bay on February 12. (Photo provided by Ryan Carpentier) A series of recent muskellunge catches by anglers ice fishing on northern Lake Champlain have provided fisheries biologists from Vermont Fish & Wildlife with added confirmation ...

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New Jersey Fighting Cuts To Summer Flounder Recreational Fishing…

Reductions Would Amount To De Facto Moratorium On Flounder Fishing And Ripple Throughout The Shore Tourism Economy. The Christie Administration has formally requested the new U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, to put a hold on severe restrictions on recreational summer flounder fishing adopted recently by a regional fisheries commission, ...

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Local Luremaker: Bill Couch – Couch’s Cedar Works…

In the fall of 2007 Bill Couch of Alloway, New Jersey attended the Rhode Island Plug Bash, an annual event hosted by the community of plug builders from StripersOnline.com. He had been tying flies and teasers commercially online as well as being a contracted tier for Spirit River, but after ...

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