Late Fall Fishing Bonanza In Raritan Bay

The clear, crisp air in November brings beautiful sunrises. With the New York skyline outlined by a deep-red sky and a little mist rising off the water, the scene was set for a magical day on the water—if the fish were willing to cooperate. The truck reported 35 degrees when I got in, but with […]

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2022 Gift Guide: 9 Best Gifts for the Northeast Bass Fisherman

  Gift Guide for the Northeast Bass Fisherman Note: On The Water is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Abu Garcia Revo Rocket The Abu Garcia Revo Rocket has an asymmetrical body design that gives anglers a more compact, lightweight reel. Its larger gear system provides […]

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New Saltwater Lures

AFTCO Digger Jon Whittle AFTCO Digger Don’t be fooled. The AFTCO Digger looks like it should be trolled. That’s because trolling plugs with similar characteristics have caught plenty of wahoo, king mackerel and tuna over the years. But the Digger is definitely a casting plug, says AFTCO. Weighted specifically for long casts and sinking to […]

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Panhandle Fishing: Top 5 Land-Based Hot Spots for Fishermen on Foot

Florida has been deemed the fishing capital of the world, and its widespread offshore, inshore and freshwater fisheries certainly support that claim. While each of the state’s regions boasts an illustrious history of coastal communities founded on sport fishing, the Panhandle in particular offers an incredible diversity of pursuits. Whether it’s distant offshore opportunities, a […]

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Meet The Northland Fishing Tackle’s Nedster

Northland Fishing Tackle’s new Elite Series Nedster Jig and Weedless Nedster Jig further the groundbreaking Ned Rigging technique. BEMIDJI, Minn. (November 8, 2022) – In pole-vaulting, it was Dick Fosbury who changed the sport with the Fosbury Flop. In ice skating, American Olympian Dorothy Hamill left her mark with the Hamill Camel. And, in fishing, writer […]

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Drew Gregory: Where No Boat Has Gone Before

Fresh off an epic season, kayak-angling legend Drew Gregory opens the knowledge vault Ladson, SC (November 7, 2022) – Drew Gregory is the first to admit his stealth-like, away-from-the-crowds approach to kayak angling is becoming something of an exception to the sport’s early culture. It’s an interesting twist of irony: That a game created to give […]

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How to Fish Pencil Poppers for Striped Bass

On The Water is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. The first time I saw fishermen working a pencil popper, I nearly laughed out loud. I was lying back on one of the sandy spots in Turtle Cove after the morning bite under the Montauk lighthouse […]

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Best Gifts for Boat Owners This Holiday Season

In my all of our decades of boating, we’ve never heard a fellow boater look at his collection of gear, apparel and apparatuses, and say, “You know what, I’m good.” If you’re serious about finding things that help you get on the water and stay on, too much stuff is never enough. In this spirit, […]

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Fall Bass Favorites

Bass fishing may not offer many definitive statements, but here’s one you can take to the bank: During the fall season, find the bait and you’ll find the bass. By late summer, schools of shad, herring and other forage species start heading into the creeks, pockets and backwaters of reservoirs throughout the U.S. Soon, the […]

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Looking Ahead: November Fishing In Long Island

Rockfish Charters gets up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Close to Metro New York and along the South Shore, November is often a banner month, especially for blackfish, bluefish, and striped bass. Peanut bunker have been prevalent and anglers look forward to finding stripers in the Rockaways, and […]

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The New Jersey Fall Run Finale

Capt. Jim Freda holding a large Jersey striper caught late in the season. The ocean waters off Ocean and Monmouth counties have been well known for the run of large striped bass in May and June, but over the last five seasons, these large bass have returned in the late fall. When the water temperature […]

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The Best Artificial Mullet Imitations

As the annual mullet run approaches down Florida’s Atlantic coast, anglers are eager to get out on the water. Whether you’re a seasoned vet or a first timer, this migration is a sight to behold. As these flashy baitfish make their way south along the beaches, anglers and onlookers get front row seats to this […]

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Big Fights From Springtime Back Bay Bluefish

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Daiwa: The Topwater Chaos Continues

The explosive Ever Green Shower Blows SB-150 topwater family adds a range of new colors Cypress, CA (October 13, 2022) – Thar she blows…Shower Blows. Since famed Japanese bass angler Morizo Shimizu offered input developing Ever Green’s original Shower Blows SB-125, the regal topwater plug has captivated bass anglers worldwide and sent untold gallons of […]

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