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The Important First Cast…

If a fish misses on the first cast, it can sometimes pay off to leave the spot, and return an hour or two later. It was exactly 3:15 a.m. The luminous clock dial was mocking me; it seemed to know that, try as I might, I could not go back ...

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New Jersey Bluefish Highs and Lows…

In 2020, bluefish were declared overfished, and the daily catch limit was reduced to three fish for recreational anglers. Every April since I can remember, I have looked forward to the arrival of big spring bluefish. They are mean and lean, and bring outstanding fishing to the surf, inlets, and ...

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Striper Migration Map – May 7, 2021…

#atf-col-300x250display:none; 2021 Striper Migration Map Striped bass are moving out of Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River spawning grounds. Schoolies are spreading north to Maine, and larger stripers are trickling into southern New England. Follow along as we track the Striper Migration. You can help by contributing to our weekly map ...

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7 Spring Striper Migration Hotspots…

Figuring out the timing of the spring striper migration will help improve your success. Finding stripers during the spring migration can be a challenge as the fish are on the move and often cover long distances in short periods of time. To level the playing field, it’s a wise idea ...

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Cape Cod’s Seal Problem…

Photo Credit: Wayne Davis, oceanaerials.com “I grew up fishing the Cape and I’ve watched the seal population grow over the years and completely decimate surf fishing on the back beaches from Race Point to Nauset,” said Matt Perachio of Tighten Up Charters out of Provincetown. “Nobody’s fishing off those beaches ...

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Go Bigger for Knothead Black Sea Bass…

Details matter when you’re looking for trophy-sized fish. Chafed leaders, hastily tied knots, dull hooks – we all know those flaws will cost you a trophy. Still, it’s easy to mail it in when you’re learning how to catch black sea bass fishing because it’s pretty easy to get in ...

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Striper Migration Map – April 30, 2021…

#atf-col-300x250display:none; 2021 Striper Migration Map Striped bass are starting to move out of their Chesapeake Bay spawning grounds. Fishing is peaking in the Hudson river. Schoolies are spreading north through southern New England and have even begun trickling into Boston area estuaries. Follow along as we track the Striper Migration. ...

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Skrat Spey Fly…

In Scandinavian folklore, a skrat is a mischievous creature with gold and other riches that gets tricked out of its treasure. Andrew Sponable runs Cobble Creek Outfitters based out of Adirondack State Park in upstate New York. In the autumn, he concentrates on guiding on the Salmon River, one of ...

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