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Montauk Stripers Under The Full Moon…

Catching three 40-pounders in four drifts sounds like a pretty good fish tale. If the setting had been anywhere other than that magical body of water between Montauk and Block Island, not one angler would believe it. Yet, when the setting is a full moon shining over Block Island Sound, ...

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The Best Lure Colors for Fluke…

Pictured above: Les Newhall used a pink shine Gulp on a jighead to fool this 9-pound flounder. My charter of four had been hammering fluke of all sizes at an artificial reef during an August afternoon in 2016. White Marathon Growling Bucktails with glow Berkley Gulp were working for everyone ...

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Bass Stands…

Pictured above: Gooseberry Island is prime striper habitat with numerous rocks, reefs and washes. There were at least two bass stands on the east and southeast corner of the island where the author still catches quality stripers. Our introduction to the “secret spot” along the frothy rim of the open ...

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The Trout Run…

What brings you to the river? While shooting the breeze with the proprietor at my favorite local fly shop one day, he asked me a simple question: “What’s so special about trout?.I live in Northwestern Vermont along Lake Champlain; the bass and northern pike fly-fishing is superb. There are lake ...

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Winter Road Trip To Smelt Camp…

From where I live, it’s a 5-hour drive to fish for the smallest gamefish in the Northeast. A road trip of this magnitude to ice-fish for minnows might seem absurd to some. But, for me, catching a bucketful of these little buggers has been on my bucket list for quite ...

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Visit The 2020 New York Boat Show…

If you’re in the market for a new boat, the New York Boat Show offers you a once-a-year opportunity to compare brands and shop for deals on hundreds of new motor yachts, sport fishers, performance boats, kayaks, and more—at one time, in one place. Do you want to outfit your current ...

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Dealing With Tailing Loops…

Pictured above: A slight downward tick of the wrist at the end of the casting stroke can help avoid the dreaded tailing loop. Most fly-anglers enjoy practice-casting to hone their skills and the fun of working the rod and line to make a good cast. It’s an “atta boy” moment ...

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