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New Gear: PENN Clash II Spinning Reel…

PENN has announced the availability of the new Clash II inshore saltwater spinning reel. According to PENN,  the Clash II is an overbuilt spinning reel designed to handle inshore species. It features proprietary CNC Gear™ Technology, the HT-100™ for durability, smoothness, and precision.  A Carbon Fiber Drag System and an 8+1 ...

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The “Other” Bass…

So, the night before you want to fish, the weather forecast is 20 knots, the surf’s all roiled up, and your favorite back bay is going to look like chocolate milk. What do you do now? An optimistic flyrodder might go ahead and make the trip to the beach or ...

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Micro Crankbait Magic…

When retrieving a crankbait, there’s nothing more satisfying than having the pulsating action of your presentation abruptly halted by a fish that’s mistook the lure for its next meal. There’s no doubt about it, the crankbait is one of the most popular fishing lures. It’s an easy lure to present ...

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Striper Migration Map – April 3, 2020…

One thing you can be certain of in these uncertain times – the striper migration will continue. So far, this fishing season has been notable for the early start to striper fishing in many locations. Striped bass are spawning in Chesapeake Bay tributaries, and big pre-spawn stripers are heading into ...

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Striper Migration Map – March 27, 2020…

One thing you can be certain of in these uncertain times – the striper migration will continue! Thanks to a mild winter, we’ve reached the start of spring with ocean waters about 5 degrees higher than last year at this time. So far, we’re seeing a strong start to striper ...

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Using Scents To Attract More Striped Bass…

A while back, I sat in on a seminar by a very knowledgeable and young surf fisherman who covered all the finer points of selecting lures for striped bass, demonstrating a vast knowledge of the subject. However, when asked about the use of scent, he shrugged with indifference. This was ...

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A Look Back: The Salt Water Fly Rodders of America…

In the 1950s, saltwater fly-fishing took off like a fighter jet. That was when pioneers like Joe Brooks, Bill Curtis, George Hommell, Ted Williams, Jimmy Albright, J. Lee Cuddy, Dr. Web Robinson and Stu Apte started getting a lot of attention in sports magazines with their amazing catches of bonefish, ...

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