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May, 2020  ¦  Volume 47  ¦  Issue 8

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May, 2020

MAY SPOTLIGHT: CHUCK MANY’S STRIPER QUEST By Al Ristori
Nearly 1,500 stripers released in a fishing year - not a bad tally for this region.

BRING ON THE BLUEFISH By Ed Mesunas
There’s nothing more exciting than working a popper for blues, whether from boat or shore, anticipating that the next cast will result in an explosive surface strike.

TRAVEL TIPS: PREPPING FOR SUMMER SLEIGH RIDES By Capt. Scott Newhall
Booking your Nantucket doormat trip is the first step to success.

BOAT SENSE: MARINE BATTERY BASICS By Capt. John N. Raguso
The one thing all of our fishing boats typically have in common is the reliance on some sort of 12-volt marine power cell to either start up the engine(s), run the electrical system, or both.

WHICH ONE, WHEN? THE RIGHT JIG By Dave Pickering
The term “jig” encompasses many different lures, here’s a look at three primary styles and how to put them to use on spring striped bass.

BEYOND THE BASICS: WEAKFISH 201 By Pat Vogt
Take your weakfish tactics to the next level this spring and dial-in a tiderunner bite of your own.

BOAT REVIEW: PURSUIT S378 SPORT By Capt. John N. Raguso

TALE END: TRASH FISH OR NOT? By Peter Cammann

RIVER STRIPERS: PLUGGING ON THE CONNECTICUT By Nick Kanaras
Large topwater plugs produce exciting action on the Connecticut River in the spring.

BE PREPARED: SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF! By Jamie Golden
There are plenty of times when packing those extra lures saves the day on what might otherwise be a fruitless outing.

LOVE ‘EM OR HATE ‘EM: THE BLUEFISH DILEMMA By Charley Soares
Cyclical by nature, the bluefish population has seen its ups and downs over the years and we appear to be in the midst of a downswing.

STALKING STRIPERS: RUN AND GUN HERRING By Dave Anderson
Herring run methods, new and old, to put you on the stripers this month.

DANCE MOVES: THE BOTTOM FISHING JIG By Toby Lapinski
Dance that jig-and-teaser to score on fluke, sea bass, scup and more this month and beyond!