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OTW’s 2016 Field Test Favorites…

Every winter, the OTW Crew reviews some of their favorite fishing gear from the past season. By Kevin Blinkoff, Ed Giordano, Patrick O’Donnell, Eddy Stahowiak, Andy Nabreski, Ryan Bibeau, Jimmy Fee De-Fishing Soap It’s a regular occurrence in the Fee House that I come home from a fishing trip, and ...

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Happy Holidays!…

From all of us at On The Water, we want to wish you a happy and joyous holiday! The post Happy Holidays! appeared first on On The Water. Source link

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2017 Boat Buyer’s Guide…

The idea that there is any boat out there that is better than all the rest is simply a myth. Likewise, there is no such thing as the best fishing boat, best family boat, best center console, or best bay boat. What does exist, however, is a “best boat” for ...

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Featured Lure: Savant Spoons…

Based on the Sutton design, Savant spoons are deadly for trout and salmon. The story of Savant spoons began a little more recently than most “classic” metal lures on the market. In the wake of a new millennium, Savant spoons began rapidly carving out a place in the modern marketplace. ...

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Featured Lure: Rapala Jigging Rap…

The Rapala Jigging Rap, which can be used to fool several different game fish in any part of the water column. Rapala has been a name synonymous with fishing lures since 1936, when Finnish angler Lauri Rapala used a shoemaker’s knife and sandpaper to craft his first lure out of ...

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South Jersey’s Striped Bass Revolution…

For big striped bass in Southern New Jersey, the best is definitely saved for last. My fishing log dates back to 1998, and there are definitely noticeable patterns when it comes to the location of large striped bass congregations along the Jersey Coast. During the late 90s and early 2000s, ...

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Coldwater Cows…

Early winter can be extraordinary when schools of sea herring collide with big migrating striped bass in lower New York Harbor. “Where the hell are you?” said Capt. David Azar, before I could speak. We were going to make one last go of it before pulling the boat and calling ...

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Color Strategies For Big Striped Bass…

There’s a lot of contention among surfcasters about the importance of lure color in striped bass fishing. One angler I know has told me that beyond black and white, it really doesn’t matter. Other surfcasters think the more realistic the color pattern on their lure, the better their odds of ...

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6 New Jersey Bottom Fishing Hotspots…

Try these top hotspots to warm up your winter bottom fishing. A) 17 Fathom Hole – 40˙22.02’ x 73˙49.04’B) Shrewsbury Rocks – 40˙20.02’ x 73˙54.7’C) Klondike – 40˙08.95’ x 73˙54.6’D) Shark River Reef – 40˙06.80’ x 73˙41.4’E) Barnegat Light Reef – 39˙45.20’ x 74˙01.5’F) Cape May Reef – 38˙52.20’ x ...

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Targeting Trophy Tautog Part 2 – How To Hook Them…

Pictured above: Bill Taylor and his father, Bill Taylor, Sr., show off a pair of chunky keepers caught in 60-foot depths southeast of Jones Inlet. WAKE UP THE WHITE CHINS When it comes to targeting the biggest blackfish, having patience is more necessity than virtue. Often smaller, more aggressive fish ...

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