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Striper Fish Facts and FAQ…

What do striped bass look like? The most obvious feature of striped bass are their seven horizontal stripes, spanning along their body from their gill plate to the beginning of their tail. Their bodies exhibit a variety of colors including dark olive green, blue, purple, and silver on their bellies. ...

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Angling Artists: Nick Mayer…

Nick Mayer is an award-winning nature illustrator whose style blends the natural beauty of fish and other marine life with a unique scientific perspective. Nick uses his undergraduate and graduate degrees in biology from Brown University as tools to study and help in the conservation of fish. He is a ...

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Tautog World and State Records…

Tautog World Record Ken Westerfeld holding the world record tautog. The world record tautog was caught in January of 2015 by Ken Westerfeld, from Queens, N.Y. In a year with monster tautog being caught up and down the east coast, it’s no surprise Westerfeld was able to land his record ...

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South Jersey’s Spring Striper Run…

A thin layer of fog hovers over the bay as we depart the marina, the result of water that is much cooler than the air. The rising sun peeks above the horizon, a sun that rises a little earlier each day, its warm glow welcomed by all the life in ...

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Striper Fishermen, Time to Speak Up…

Striped bass are now at an incredibly important juncture that will impact the future of how the fishery is managed. If you care about striper fishing, please speak up! The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) is developing an amendment to revise the management plan for Atlantic striped bass. This is your ...

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A Friend in Need…

As a boy with empty pockets, the author took window shopping to new heights, scanning the displays of every sporting goods store in his town. Normally, I would look away and get back to my business, which in that case was sanding the new starboard oak gunwale we installed on ...

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2021 Fishing Electronics Buyer’s Guide…

The lines between “marine” electronics and “personal” electronics continue to blur as fishfinders, radars, and multifunction displays take technology and design cues from the smartphones and touch screens we use in our everyday lives. The electronics on our boats are becoming more connected to our personal devices and to the ...

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Spring Striper and Shad Fishing in Philadelphia…

Shad and Stripers in the City of Brotherly Love Philadelphia’s fishing roots began before William Penn laid out his grid of streets between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. The Lenape, an Algonquin-speaking people, built weirs along the rivers seeking some of the millions of anadromous fish that entered the Delaware ...

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The Striper Migration Playbook…

Photo taken by Wayne Davis/Ocean Aerials. From sometime in March to sometime in December, wader- and wetsuit-clad fishermen enter the ocean, hoping to encounter a great seven-striped fish. During the striper migration, ten months of high drama play out from Maine to New Jersey. Sleep is foregone and meals are ...

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