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Cold Water Can Kill…

Although spring sunshine can quickly bring air temperatures up into shortsleeve territory, the water in our lakes, rivers and along our Northeast coast remains icy cold well into June. That cold water isn’t just uncomfortable if you should take an unplanned dip – it can be deadly. Don’t be fooled by ...

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Calamari Season…

Pictured above: Docks with bright lights near deep water are likely spots to encounter early-season squid. I strolled down the ink-splattered planks, giving side-eyed glances at the 5-gallon buckets scattered around the dock. A dozen fisherman were hunched over the water, slowly jigging their rods and peering into the circles ...

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Darts On The Delaware…

In large, hastily written red letters—underneath the plaque celebrating the return of the American shad to the Lehigh River—the graffiti poses an imposing question. Would you make it? The American shad, like the rivers they run, have had it rough since the industrial revolution. We’ve fished them out in immense ...

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Wood Is Good For Vermont Backcountry Brook Trout…

Photo above by Sean Landsman Any angler who has pursued brook trout in Vermont’s sparkling, icy streams knows good brook trout habitat. Many of us learned what to look for as children, stalking local streams for our speckled state fish. Indeed, recognizing good brook trout habitat is nothing new. In ...

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Get Started With Big Swimbaits…

Big bait, big fish. That’s the mantra of the legions of swimbait-chucking bass fishermen around the country. Every year, more fishermen are discovering the fun and excitement of swapping quantity for quality, and joining the movement isn’t as difficult as you might think. Here are the bare essentials you’ll need ...

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2018 Cape Cod Canal Cheat Sheet…

There’s nowhere quite like the Cape Cod Canal. The ripping currents formed by the exchange of water between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay create a fishing experience unlike anywhere else along the East Coast. Fishermen must be prepared to throw large plugs and heavy jigs to tempt the large ...

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Big Worms For Big Bass…

Tournament angler Kaleb Brown (left) and his fishing partner, Cam Chase, take most of their big summertime bass on big worms. I’ve never been a big-bait/big-fish kind of angler. I prefer using finesse tactics to catch numbers of largemouth bass as opposed to holding out for a few quality bites ...

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Ice Breakers…

A sound like shattering glass echoes around the pond as Eddy punches his oars through the thin pane of ice still covering the cove. We have winter on the ropes, and with each oar stroke, we feel one jab closer to spring. We reach the open water, and I begin ...

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First Look: Grady-White 45-Foot Canyon 456 Luxury Sportfishing Ya…

Re-imagine your concept of the luxury sportfishing yacht. Announcing Grady-White’s new flagship, the Canyon 456 center console–incredibly spacious, technically sophisticated, and more richly appointed than any other outboard sportfishing boat. This fabulous Grady-White is a well-crafted, superbly engineered center console that represents an entirely new level of elegance and sophistication ...

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Destinations And Adventures: Havoysund…

Pictured qbove: While Atlantic halibut are a rare catch off the US, in Norway, catches like this one, made by Allan Norgaard on the first day of the trip, are a regular occurence. Much has been written on the once prolific cod and halibut fisheries off New England. Fishermen in ...

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