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A Surfcasting Spot All to Yourself…

A dedicated surfcaster provides a roadmap to finding little-known locations with big-fish potential. The world feels as if it is swiftly becoming devoid of mystery and intrigue. The staggering amount of information available to anyone, at any time, has slowly created a reality where nothing is surprising. Humans will be ...

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Go Bigger for Knothead Black Sea Bass…

Details matter when you’re looking for trophy-sized fish. Chafed leaders, hastily tied knots, dull hooks – we all know those flaws will cost you a trophy. Still, it’s easy to mail it in when fishing for black sea bass because it’s pretty easy to catch them. Sea bass have voracious ...

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4 Places to Find May Stripers…

It pays off to be a well-rounded surf angler these days. In fact, it always has. Striped bass feed in a great variety of habitats and it’s important to your success to be versatile by fishing all the types of areas where stripers swim within casting range of shore. For ...

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Angling Artists: Andrea Larko…

Andrea Larko creates bumper stickers, embroidered patches and hats, Abel fly reels, limited edition prints, and more. If you haven’t come across some of Andrea Larko’s “zentangle” artwork while out fly fishing, well, you aren’t fishing hard enough. You can find her work on anything from bumper stickers, embroidered patches ...

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Striper Migration Map – April 23, 2021…

2021 Striper Migration Map Striped bass are spawning in Chesapeake Bay and heading into the Delaware and Hudson rivers. Schoolies are spreading north to Long Island and into southern New England. Follow along as we track the Striper Migration. You can help by contributing to our weekly map updates—simply share ...

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops (Heaven on a Half Shell)…

Bacon wrapped scallops are heaven on a half shell. 2020 was another off-year for bay scallops in my neck of the woods. I found a grand total of six (which is five more than I found the previous year). Bay scallops are perhaps my favorite food on Earth – the ...

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The 3,000 Clam Project: 4 New Quahog Recipes…

The author harvested over 3,100 shellfish in 2020 with some basic tools and a $30 license. For me, 2020 was the “year of the clam.” I spent much of it living like one, secluded, enclosed in a shell, only occasionally sticking my neck out into the outside world. With nowhere ...

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Scott Crain’s Oysters Rockefeller…

Scott Crain’s Oysters Rockefeller recipe. This recipe was sent to me by Scott Crain, who is the executive chef at a ritzy private golf club in Rhode Island. Scott is one of the finest chefs I know, and any time he sends me a recipe, I follow it to a ...

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How to Catch Striped Bass…

Mike Kelley holding a striper he caught from his kayak during the spring striper migration of 2020. Stripers are a popular saltwater fish in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region, particularly because they fight hard, grow to weights over 50 pounds, and a boat isn’t necessary. As an Atlantic migratory species, ...

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