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Kayak Fishing for October Tautog…

Pictured above: the author with a pair of keeper tog. You can just about blink and miss the October Tog season here in New York. The opportunity to get them in the back bays and areas accessible by kayak is relatively short, but if you do your research and log ...

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Backyard Stripers On the Fly…

Shell E. Caris got his first Island Beach State Park permit in 1971, and in 50 years of fishing experiences there, he knows the best times, tides, and places to catch striped bass on the fly. Fall can be a crazy, schizophrenic season, with great weather and fly fishing one ...

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StriperFest 2020 Prize Winners…

Striper Cup The Striper Cup trophy is awarded to a Club, Team, or Organization that best represented the spirit of the Striper Cup: encouraging responsible participation in the striper fishery and striper conservation. As the first annual recipient of the Striper Cup trophy under this new format, The Striper Cup ...

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First Look: World Cat 235CC…

The new WorldCat 235CC offers 23 feet of “do-anything, go-anywhere fun.” Thanks to it’s catamaran hill and generous 8’6” beam, it features a cockpit size you would expect to find only on a bigger boat. And, while it’s built for fun, it’s ideal for serious fishing, with a 30-gallon livewell, ...

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Guide Profile: Captain Rob Taylor…

presented by Costa Del Mar “You’d think this would be the downtime, but I’m on edge whenever the baits are out.” We’re an hour into a morning of fishing for giant bluefin tuna off Cape Cod, about the time my mind starts to wander to breakfast, but Captain Rob Taylor’s ...

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Snapper Blue Season…

By the time they’ve reached a half-foot in length, “snapper” bluefish are perfect, miniaturized replicas of their big brothers and sisters, in both physical form and aggressive, tooth-gnashing attitude. With a ravenous appetite that’s necessary to fuel their quick growth–they reach about 10 inches in just one summer–they’ll strike at ...

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Fall Running…

Three a.m. and I haven’t touched a bass. I left the house at 10, bound for my fifth (and then sixth) different location in three nights of fishing. Leaning against my truck, back aching from bearing the uneven load of an overstuffed plug bag, I withdraw my phone and check ...

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Offshore At Night…

Photo above by Joey Manansala The change is subtle at first, as the thin white haze at the bottom of the fishfinder screen thickens slightly. As the night sky grows darker, though, the screen grows whiter. Soon, everything below the thermocline is clouded up; next, the thermocline becomes obscured by ...

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The New Wave of Saltwater Swimbaits for Big Stripers…

Versatile, capable of catching quantity and quality, and simple to use, paddle tail lures have been some of the hottest baits for stripers over the past several years. The paddle tail isn’t anything new. It first caught fire among striper fishermen in the early 2000s, when “swim shad” swimbaits were first ...

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