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An Ideal Reel for Striper Trolling…

Trolling, while being one of the most effective ways to catch big striped bass, has a bit of a PR problem among anglers who were introduced to the tactic more than a decade ago. Back then, striper trolling was done with broomstick-stiff rods and tuna-capable conventional reels. Combined with a ...

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Multiple Fish Poachers Busted in Massachusetts…

Poachers have been active this spring, but thankfully the Massachusetts Environmental Police have been working hard to nab the greedy criminals. Perhaps the increased penalties for poaching fish in Massachusetts are not enough of a deterrent. Remember, Massachusetts Environmental Police Dispatch can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a ...

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Blackened Fluke Sliders…

Blackened redfish is an iconic seafood dish of the south, but it is a relatively new cooking technique. It was created in the early 1980s by Chef Paul Prudhomme at the restaurant Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. Blackening is a cooking technique where food is dipped in melted butter, dredged ...

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BŌTE + Ural Giveaway…

Paddle & Pistons What does a WWII era bike have in common with a BOTE board? Both were born from innovation through necessity. With sweat, grit and ingenuity, BOTE Boards has brought it to life. A Frankenstein made of resin and steel, paddle and pistons. Now, they’re giving it away. ...

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Rod Huggers…

Rod Huggers It’s a silly name, I know, but these easy-to-make rod-storage solutions act like nice, warm hugs for your two-piece rods. The rod hugger snugs the two pieces tightly together with a soft elastic band. In addition to keeping the rods together on the walks to and from the ...

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Choosing the Best Fluorocarbon Leader…

Why use a fluorocarbon leader instead of mono? Fluorocarbon has several benefits over mono – it’s more abrasion-resistant, and it has less stretch – but the main reason most fishermen choose fluorocarbon is because it’s less visible to line-shy fish. Most anglers would agree that it’s worth the extra cost ...

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Massachusetts Announces Striped Bass License Plate…

The Baker-Polito Administration today unveiled the Striped Bass Conservation Specialty License Plate, which will provide drivers with the opportunity to support the conservation of saltwater fisheries through the Massachusetts Environmental Trust. The announcement coincides with $471,512 in grants, funded by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, to 18 projects across the state ...

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Striped Bass Managers Vote to Take Action…

Changes to striped bass regulations intended to halt overfishing are expected for the 2020 fishing season, but what those changes will be remains to be decided. At the spring meeting of the Striped Bass Management Board on Tuesday, managers voted to initiate development of an addendum to reduce fishing mortality ...

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Hyperlastics Dartspin by A Band of Anglers…

The Dartspin After selling Sebile Fishing Innovations to Pure Fishing, Patrick Sebile dreamed of working for a company where all the employees—from the investors to the pro-staffers—shared his passion for fishing. In 2018, he made that dream a reality by assembling A Band of Anglers (ABOA), a multi-brand, multi-product company ...

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