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The Mysterious, Cyclical Bluefish…

Back then, even without the internet and cell phones, information traveled swiftly, especially if you were a member of a select group of watermen. “Ted Hurley was pulling his pots off Hog Island Light last night and saw bluefish busting on bait. One of the other lobster boats out there ...

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New Jersey | Thanksgiving Striper Blitzes…

It has been eight years since Super Storm Sandy rearranged the New Jersey and New York coastlines, and “beach replenishment” became an annual event at all the shore communities. Along with that went a massive population of sand eels that hung inshore along the beaches and provided some outstanding surf ...

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2020 Fisherman’s Gift Guide…

Tuna, marlin, and swordfish swim through the dreams of the offshore big game hunter. Revere USCG/SOLAS 6- to 8-person Life Raft A key piece of equipment we hope you never have to use, this life raft features a dual-tube inflation system and Inflatable boarding ramp. The Revere USCG/SOLAS 6- to ...

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First Look: World Cat 325CC Center Console Catamaran…

Catamaran-style hulls get plenty of praise for their performance, but the big benefit that turns cat owners into cat evangelists is above the waterline: deck space. No monohull boat can come close to the amount of real estate provided by a catamaran-style hull, which carries its beam forward to the ...

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If You Could Only Use 1 Freshwater Lure…

While recently pondering one of fishing’s most often uttered hypotheticals, “If you could use only one lure…,” a review of my logs made my choice an obvious one: a curly-tail grub. One entry after another had “grub” scrawled in the bait column. I never really gave much consideration to the ...

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Bucktailing for Trophy Fluke…

Oh, how far fluking has come. My earliest memories of fishing for summer flounder involve the beach, killies, and squid. My father tossed a regular fluke rig baited with one or both into the Sea Bright surf, handed me his rod, and said in a steely voice, “Just leave it.” ...

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Choosing the Right Braided Fishing Line…

All braided lines are made from polyethylene extruded as microfibers, which are used in a wide range of applications including ropes, slings, cut-resistant gloves, and body armor. To make fishing lines, the microfibers are formed into bundles or “strands,” which are then twisted together to make a braided line. The ...

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4 Saltwater Records You Can Break…

Want your name to live on in International Game Fish Association (IGFA) record books? Well, odds are, it’s not going to be under the striped bass category. Or largemouth bass. Or even bluefish. But, “world record holder” is very much a title you could add to your name — provided ...

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Living Off The Land (& Sea) – Master Thy Chowder…

October might just be one of my favorite months. It marks the return of daytime blitzes along the beaches, the opening of hunting season, and the final harvest from the garden. As the leaves begin to fall and temperatures plummet, I will begin craving the return of cold-weather comfort foods ...

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