Bucktails In Boulder Fields for Big Striped Bass

Rocky, wind-blown beaches provide striped bass with a smorgasbord of bait, the ideal bucktail fishing conditions during the fall migration. Photo by Tom Lynch – ANGRYFISH.TV A little over five years ago, I walked into tackle shops and bought bucktail jigs, expecting to tie one on and magically catch fluke and striped bass. I ventured […]

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Chronicling the Original ChatterBait

Original ChatterBait “If at first the new idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it,” claimed some chap named Einstein. Or, to paraphrase the dude who founded Amazon: Endeavoring to create something truly new implies a willingness to be misunderstood. Maybe automobile inventor Henry Ford said it best: “If I had asked the […]

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Remembering Captain Joe Gonzalez

“Matt — Hey buddy, I had a cancellation for tomorrow and thought of you. I remember you asking for my help on a Biscayne Bay bonefish feature. Can you meet me at the ramp at 7:00 a.m.?” Those were the words of Captain Joe Gonzalez when he called me a little over a year ago […]

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2022 Bayliner Trophy T24CC

The T24CC offers a comfortable ride and numerous fishing features. Courtesy Bayliner Boats Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Overview The Bayliner T24CC we tested was well-equipped for less than $80,000. Its 23-degree-deadrise hull cut through Charlotte Harbor’s wind-driven 2-foot […]

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Plano Expands EDGE Tackle Storage Line

EDGE series continues to solve anglers’ storage problems one box at a time. With a mission to solve every angler’s storage problems, Plano has expanded their line of EDGE boxes offering even more customization and storage options to their already award-winning offerings. With input from anglers and pros alike, the newest expansions include added solutions […]

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Ever Green Introduces the IR Finesse Jig

Ever Green IR Jig Known for their extraordinary bass-catching abilities, there’s just something special about rubber-skirted jigs. Pitched, flipped, dragged, or hopped, they simply catch fish—no bones about it. Largemouth and smallmouth bass all eat forage that rubber-skirted jigs resemble—like young-of-the-year bluegills, and, of course, crawfish in all stages of development. Enter the Ever Green […]

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5 Florida Bass Baits You Need in Your Arsenal

For many of Florida’s freshwater enthusiasts, largemouth bass tops the list of favorite species to target. The Sunshine State’s widespread lakes, rivers, ponds, canals and more are almost all home to largemouth, with some freshwater bodies holding impressive numbers of trophy bucketmouths. These fish are skilled predators that are capable of consuming a variety of […]

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Pro Tips for Rigging Diamond Jigs and Teasers

You have to love a rig that works as well in the surf for stripers as it does dropping deep for cod and black sea bass. Jon Whittle Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Diamond jigs […]

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