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March, 2020

2020 PLUG BUILDING: THE 2T PENCIL By Dave Anderson
The story behind and the instructions to build a lure that has reached almost mythical status in recent years up and down the Striper Coast.

HOW-TO: TWO SIMPLE TEASERS By Joseph Albanese
Here’s a pair of teasers that will catch most anything in Northeast waters, whether you choose the long rod or conventional tackle.

NOVA SCOTIA: STRIPERS OF THE NORTHLAND By Angela Pokorny
The striped bass population is alive and well many miles north of the proverbial “Striper Coast.”

SILICONE SKIRTED JIGS By Anthony Kritis
Here’s how to make your own durable jigs with a wide range of color options.

TARGET A STRIPER: THE CONFIDENCE FACTOR By Bryon Detwiler
Whether you fish from a boat or the surf, having confidence in your fishing ability plays a critical role in the striper game.

WIDESPREAD HOOKUPS: TRACKING FOR BLUEFIN By Capt Tony Gatto
Bluefin action was off the charts in 2019, especially for those who included wide and side trackers in their spread.

REPOWERING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW By Capt. John N. Raguso
The author shares his years of experience to help you select the right power plant for your fishing machine.

YAK IT UP! A NEW WAY TO WIN IN 2020 By Toby Lapinski
Propel your way into the record books as the winner of The Fisherman’s inaugural Coastal Kayak Clash.

BIG BASS: MONSTERS OF TODAY & TOMORROW By Frank Daignault
Last year was one of social change and new values, and this season will usher in updated regulations, but where will we go from here?

SEASON STARTER: HAMMERIN’ HADDOCK Story by Toby Lapinski, photos by John D. Silva
No cod north of Cape Cod? No problem, set your sights on haddock this spring.

TOPWATER TACTICS: BIG PENCILS By Dave Pickering
Whether you fish the Canal or an open beach, large pencil poppers have a way of consistently drawing strikes from cow bass.

MAN VS. FISH: SMOKED By Peter Cammann
Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose, but sometimes you simply get smoked!