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Striper Migration Map – April 2, 2021…

Big news this week as some seriously big bass showed up in north New Jersey this week. The striper migration is on! Reminder:Striped bass managers are currently collecting public comment as they design a new plan to manage striped bass. Here’s how to submit your comments.Remember that striper fishermen are ...

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How to Gather Steamers (Tips & Techniques)…

To find steamers, head out at low tide and look for sandy areas. Walk along the low-tide line and look for tiny holes in the sand – these are clues that steamers live below. Digging steamers is more work than digging quahogs because they live much deeper. Most steamers reside ...

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Fluke Records…

World Record Captain Charles Nappi from Hicksville N.Y. holds the current fluke world record. Captain Nappi was fishing off of Montauk in 1975 when he landed his gigantic 22-pound, 4-ounce flatfish. Nappi’s record was almost dethroned in 2007 by Monica Oswald. Monica landed a monster 24-pound fluke. However, the IGFA ...

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Fishing for Raritan Bay Stripers in a Small Boat…

It’s springtime on Raritan Bay, and the opportunity for epic striper fishing has returned to the Northeast. We have waited all winter long for warmer weather, the chance to test out new gear, and hit the restart button on another fishing season. The large bass entering the Raritan provide the ...

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Ocean Born’s Swimming Bucktail…

Bucktails are extremely versatile lures; it’s why they were packed in World War II U.S. Navy Survival Kits. They catch a variety of predatory fish and mimic so many different baitfish, regardless of the environment. The most distinct characteristics of the Ocean Born Swimming Bucktail are the ribbed belly and ...

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Striped Bass Records…

World Record Greg Myerson broke the striped bass world record in 2011 while fishing at a reef off the coast of Westbrook, Conn. Myerson was fishing a live eel when he hooked into the world record striper, measuring in at 54 inches, and weighing 81.88 pounds. The gigantic fish toppled ...

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Review: St. Croix Victory Rods…

Photos by Jimmy Fee The name “Victory” on the newest line of St. Croix rods can mean any number of different things, as it’s one of those “in the eyes of the beholder” type scenarios, but as I was getting the scoop on them from St. Croix HQ, one of ...

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How to Turn Frozen Fish into Delicious Dinners…

With the new fishing season knocking on the door, I recently conducted an inventory of my frozen cache, and I decided it was time for some serious spring cleaning. Throughout the winter, I managed to put a good dent in my frozen fish supply, but two packages of yellowfin tuna ...

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