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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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Striper Fishing Backwaters with Live Eels…

Fishing eels in the backwaters can produce surprisingly large stripers in small water. My first steps sent ripples across the pond as I sunk thigh-deep into the estuary. Just a couple days earlier, I had walked the same route on land while the June new moon topped off the marsh. ...

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Fluke On the Fly…

Pictured above: Few fly-fishermen consider targeting fluke, but this predatory flatfish will aggressively attack well-presented flies. Pickins’ are slim for salty flyrodders in warmer months. Mornings when the flood tide reaches the marsh just as day breaks can provide solid schoolie action, but it quickly fades. To keep catching as ...

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Light Tackle Bluefin Tuna Fishing…

The tackle available to the modern angler has advanced rapidly over the past 15 years, most especially so in the light-tackle spin category. Twenty years ago, chasing tuna with spinning rods consisted of beefed-up striped bass reels and rods designed for tarpon, and the capabilities allowed for success on only ...

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15-Pound Fluke Landed in Rhode Island…

Greg Vespe was tired, and his reflexes were slow. He and his cousin James Manzo had striper fished through Narragansett Bay until 1:30 am. Perhaps that was one factor that led to his landing a 15-pound-plus Rhode Island fluke. “I let her eat it instead of pulling it out of ...

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Striper Migration Map – June 25, 2021…

2021 Striper Migration Map Stripers are settling into summertime hotspots like Montauk, Block Island, and Boston Harbor. Remember that striper fishermen are now required to use circle hooks when using natural bait. Also, let’s all do our best this season to make sure that any stripers we release swim away ...

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Fishing at Nomans Island in a Skiff…

Someone can strap twin 250s on the back of a seaworthy 26-foot center console and head for the canyons, but you won’t get me aboard. Back when gasoline was three gallons for a dollar, any venture south of Nantucket or Nomans was a voyage, not a trip. We fished in ...

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Striper Migration Map – June 18, 2021…

2021 Striper Migration Map Stripers moved around quite a bit this week, with schools of fish moving into new areas. The fishing is really picking up at some of the summertime hotspots like Block Island and Boston Harbor, but there are plenty of big bass still to the south, with ...

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General Tso’s Fish Recipe…

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a great recipe for General Tso’s Chicken. The sauce was amazing, far superior to any I’ve ever been served at a Chinese restaurant. It was sticky, sweet, tangy, spicy, salty, and jam-packed with garlic and fresh ginger. It was so good that I ...

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Massachusetts Free Saltwater Fishing Weekend…

No Saltwater Fishing Permit Required During JUNE 19-20 2020 Or Grab Your Saltwater Fishing Permit to Start Fishing TODAY! The weather is warming, the sun is shining, and the striped bass are here! Fishing season is upon us! To get into the swing of it, Massachusetts is hosting its free ...

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