Catch or Release?
I thought I would share the following letter from a Fisherman reader referring to the big mako shark that appeared on issue #23, dated 8/9/18, and also my response, in hopes of setting the record straight for others who may share the same concerns.
Fall Grab Bag: Smithtown Bay Potpourri
Despite carrying a variety of bottom rigs, if you aren’t flexible you may miss a golden opportunity.
Porgies: A Surf Fishing Alternative
Porgies are the perfect answer for filling in the downtime between stripers and bluefish.
North Shore Fluke: The Labor Day Run
When kids start heading back to school, it’s time to hit the bays and harbors for some late season fluke action.
Surf How-To: Matching Up to Fall Baitfish
Matching the hatch is often the answer between success and failure, but there are times when thinking out of the box is the way to go.
Doormat Time: September in Montauk
If you are on the hunt for a big fluke, there is no better place than Montauk to connect with fish that hit 8 pounds and can range all the way to the mid-teens.
Crankbait Porgies: Downsizing For Jumbos
I was very surprised to see that these small plugs appeared to work as well, if not better than bait.
A Steelheading Option: Lake Erie’s Tributaries
Lake Erie’s tributaries offer steelheading as good as anywhere in the region, minus the crowds.
Offshore Strategies: Transitioning Into Fall
The weather part of the equation plays a larger role in determining when and where you fish offshore.
Sleeper Spots: Fish a Micro Inlet
Score big while fishing from a small spot this fall.
Fine Tuning Your Surf Fishing Skills
Fine tuning your presentation can make a world of difference in the surf fishing game.
More In This Issue
Throgs Neck Bridge
Spanning between Queens and the Bronx, the Throgs Neck Bridge may be better known for its traffic jams and ongoing road construction, but for anglers the reality is that the bridge and its surrounding waters provide excellent potential for tangling with some of our most popular inshore gamefish.
Simple But Good Fluke
As fluke season winds down, you may already have a stash of fillets on hand.
Penn Spinfisher Vi
Before heading to ICAST in Orlando back in July, I’d asked a few fishing buddies if there were any specific products they wanted me to check out; based on my informal polling, the PENN Spinfisher VI looks to be one of the top reels hitting the market this fall!
It’s All About the Memory
Mrs. Lee Wulff (Joan), I believe, said fishing is a good test of character. A person’s reaction to adversity, especially cold, miserable weather; clearly demonstrates his or her dignity, humor, consideration and resolve.