Summer and Southern Flounder Fishing Tips

Big flatties up north love bucktails and Gulp! Alive grubs, but the baits are often lost to pinfish down south. Nick Honachefsky When you grow up in Jersey, you don’t think of flatfish as a southern target. But I spent a stint in Florida as managing editor of this magazine. Feeling a wreck-fishing ­whimsy, I […]

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Spike Stoker withs MLF Toyota Series Bass Tournament on the St Lawrence

Spike Stoker wins MLF Tournament on the St Lawrence Pro Spike Stoker of Cisco, Texas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 20 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Toyota Series Presented by A.R.E. at the St. Lawrence River Presented by Boatlogix and earn the top payout of $40,555. Over the three days […]

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Maryland Longfin Tuna Record Smashed

Thomas “Tad” Bodmer landed the new Maryland state record longfin albacore after an intense fight. David L. Messick It takes only a few minutes to flip a day on the water from uneventful to unforgettable, as angler Thomas “Tad” Bodmer learned Sept. 20, when he hooked a 77-pound albacore (also known as longfin, Thunnus alalunga) […]

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Berkley Releases the Money Badger Crankbait

Berkley Money Badger Expanding on its stellar line of hard baits, Berkley announces the addition of the highly versatile, multispecies Money Badger crankbait. Designed to excel in casting and trolling, the Money Badger also boasts a clicking sound profile that helps to deliver sound and action. This compact bait delivers a rod shaking, tail-thumping and […]

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Targeting Redfish in Texas

Texas anglers love redfish as much as the Dallas Cowboys. There’s nothing more exciting than sight-casting flies, plugs or plastics. Tosh Brown 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. A redfish is like a bull in a […]

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How to Properly Tune a Crankbait

From Mercury Marine Dockline Blog Tuning a crankbait is a simple process that every angler who uses artificial lures should learn how to do. There are only a couple of steps, and it generally only takes about a minute. Skip the tuning, however, and you might be missing out on putting more fish in the […]

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Flats Boat vs. Bay Boat vs. Hybrid

From flats to blue water, these boats have you covered. Courtesy Grady-White 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. Coastal anglers typically have a lot of variety when it comes to fishing grounds. Some love the flats and backwaters, skinny waters […]

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Ask The Experts: How to Set Up an Effective Artificial Trolling Spread

My boat can’t always make it offshore, but  when the weather calms down in the coming months, I’d like to do some blue water fishing. I’m not opposed to using bait, but my local tackle shop tends to sell some pretty rough-looking ballyhoo, and I’m an artificial enthusiast at heart. If I wanted to put […]

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