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The Striper Migration Surfcasting Guide…

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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How to Catch Spring New Jersey Stripers…

Shallow creeks warm quickly, and in the early spring, stripers school up where the creeks enter the bay. At midnight on March 1, the New Jersey striped bass fishing season opens at the back bays, rivers, and inlets. Depending on where you’ll be casting for your first bass of the ...

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Must-Have New Lures for 2021…

Are you looking for new lures to test and add to your tackle box this year? From soft plastics to topwater plugs, we’ve picked 9 durable and proven lures to match your fishing skills. A realistic baitfish profile and thumping tail brings the scent dispersion of Berkley Gulp into a ...

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7 Places to Catch a 10-Pound Fluke…

Doormat: A fluke (summer flounder) that weighs in excess of 10-pounds. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been enamored with summer flounder. I fished for them from boats, bulkheads, rocks, and bridges, as well as from back-bay pontoon party barges. Family trips took me to Virginia, the Carolinas, ...

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5 Steps to Finding a Good Ice Fishing Spot…

Heading north on Route 93 toward New Hampshire, we were tired, asking ourselves if the long drive would be worth it, but we were determined. On a warmer than average day on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, my friend Josh and I had decided to take an ice-fishing trip up north to ...

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Where to Find Smallmouth Bass in the Winter…

Fishing is all about selectively listening to the voices inside your head. No, not the ones that will buy you a one-way ticket to a sanitarium, but the subliminal ones you draw on when conditions are in flux. Surely, any angler worth his collection of custom-painted plugs can tell you ...

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Fly Fishing for Surf Stripers…

Kevin Blinkoff searching for stripers with a fly-fishing rod in early May.  One of the best at the game of striper surf fly-fishing is Bob Popovics. He’s been at it since the late 1960s and lives only minutes from New Jersey’s Island Beach State Park. Surrounded by good buddies ...

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Bottom-Fishing on Party Boats with Heated Handrails…

Perhaps the greatest innovation in headboat fishing is the heated rail. After taking off your gloves to re-tie a lost rig or to add a fresh piece of clam to your hook, there’s no better feeling than clamping your frozen hands around the rail and feeling the warmth seep into ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing for Surf Stripers…

Kevin Blinkoff searching for stripers with a fly-fishing rod in early May.  One of the best at the game of striper surf fly-fishing is Bob Popovics. He’s been at it since the late 1960s and lives only minutes from New Jersey’s Island Beach State Park. Surrounded by good buddies ...

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Party Boat Bottom-Fishing with Heated Handrails…

Perhaps the greatest innovation in headboat fishing is the heated rail. After taking off your gloves to re-tie a lost rig or to add a fresh piece of clam to your hook, there’s no better feeling than clamping your frozen hands around the rail and feeling the warmth seep into ...

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