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Our Most Popular Instagram Posts of 2020…

Although 2020 was an offbeat year and brought many challenges, On The Water and the Northeast fishing community continued to get out and catch. Whether we headed offshore for giant bluefin tuna, hit the ponds for bass and trout, or chased bluefish and stripers in the surf, the passion and ...

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Boat…

Aerial profile view of a Pursuit Titanium DC 326. Boat ownership provides opportunities for great experiences and memories for yourself, your family, and your friends. It’s a pathway to wild and open spaces, an opportunity to see and visit places you cannot get to by car. Maybe its your first ...

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How to Clean a Whole Striped Bass Without Waste…

Many fishermen prefer to catch and release striped bass, especially while the striped bass stock is rebuilding. However, if you catch a slot-sized fish and decide to keep it, or if it doesn’t survive release, make sure you make the most of the meat and eat the whole striped bass. ...

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What Everybody Should Know About Striper Meat…

If a slot-sized striper is gut hooked, doesn’t survive the release, or the angler decides to harvest a healthy fish for the table, the entire fish can be used with some savvy blade work. Head The best flavor is in the head. The meat around it is fattier and has ...

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Trophy Stripers | Charter Capts. Share Personal Bests…

Photo: Blaine Anderson holding a 57.5-inch striper that weighed an estimated 74-pounds. Every season, striper fishermen throughout the Northeast set out with the same goal — catch a new personal best. Raising the bar on one’s own biggest-ever bass is a never-ending pursuit and can be narrowed to specific circumstances. ...

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5 Steps to Catch More Steelhead…

Finding and catching more steelhead on the Salmon River, or anywhere else for that matter, starts with good planning and an understanding of your quarry. Here are five tips to help you do just that. 1. Think Like a Steelhead When a steelhead enters the Salmon River, it’s on a ...

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New Jersey | 9 Spots for Pike…

November is prime time for northern pike, and those Garden State waters with packs of these fish provide rip-snorting opportunities as waters chill, weeds recede, and angling pressure fizzles. River, lake or reservoir, it’s a Thanksgiving Month pike picnic. Just when you believed October’s rod ‘n reel circus was winding ...

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Massachusetts Kettle Pond Trout…

by Paul DiNolo Massachusetts Ice Age Glacier Ponds The last ice age left Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod the recipients of hundreds of wonderful freshwater ponds, the result of large masses of glacier ice that gouged depressions in the sandy soil and then melted. The clear, cool, still waters that ...

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Giant Tuna | Heartbreak and Redemption…

On the two-hour ride southeast from Stage Harbor aboard Clothier’s 36-foot Downeast, Shearwater, I thought I’d be ready for this moment—if it came. After all, I fish upward of 200 days a year. I’ve caught tuna on sportfishers, center consoles, and headboats while dropping jigs, casting poppers, and drifting chunks. ...

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