Concerns Over Lower Yaphank Lake Project
A Brookhaven Town project to drain and excavate mud and sentiment with heavy machinery from Lower Yaphank Lake, also known as Lily Lake, is set to begin within weeks, yet little is being done to protect resident fish and the native brook trout population in Carmans River below the lake.
Speed Demons: Tossing Tins for Albies and Bones
Everything you need to know to catch false albacore and green bonito on metals this season.
Boat Sense: What You Should Know About Repowering
Repowering provides the comfort that having new engines provides, but it is also an opportunity to take advantage of the latest outboard technology.
The Offshore Edge: Drifting for Bigeye Tuna
If you’re looking for an alternative to trolling for bigeyes at night, drifting can be a very productive and sometimes safer alternative on crowded offshore grounds.
Sea Robins: Trash Fish No More!
With its mild taste, wide ranging abundance and an insatiable appetite, the sea robin is quietly gaining in popularity.
Light Tackling Big Water Stripers
Light tackle can be equally as effective in the deep and turbulent waters of the Striper Coast as it is in the more placid waters of our bays and sounds.
Dream Boat Update
There is still plenty of time to make a run at the top of the standings by focusing your efforts on several key species.
East End: Coxes’ Coppertone Cod
What’s better than wearing shorts on a warm summer day and putting away a cooler full of quality cod?
The Kayak Advantage: Crack & Cast Porgies
There is no better way to target shallow-water fish, including porgies, than from a kayak.
Long Island Sound: Dog Day Chunking
You can still connect with big stripers and blues during the dog days of summer by focusing your efforts on the deeper reaches of Long Island Sound.
Know Your Puffers: It Could Save Your Life
Contrary to what some believe, the blowfish (northern puffers) common to our region are perfectly safe to eat, but beware of the increasing number of smooth puffers showing up in our waters; they can kill you.
More In This Issue
The opening day of New Jersey’s 2017 fluke season arrived on a Thursday; that’s a deadline day at The Fisherman, which meant I couldn’t stray far from the laptop.
Shinnecock Sea Buoy
A mile south of Shinnecock Inlet floats the Shinnecock Sea Buoy.
Okuma ALC Mag Surf Reel
The ALC Mag Surf Reel by Okuma delivers exceptional distance in a reel an angler can easily cast for extended periods of time in the surf and it’s delivered at an affordable price.
Striped Bass Francese
Lemon and fish go together like peanut butter and jelly, and with plenty of stripers coursing through our waters now, what better combination than striped bass francese to satiate the pallet.
Kayak Gear Keeper
Kayaks are wonderful craft for fishing but small items like knives, hooks and lures can be easily lost. Neodymium or “rare earth” magnets are an effective and inexpensive solution for this problem.