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  • Top Five Lures for Schoolie Bass
    April 2, 2020 Peter Jenkins

    Top Five Lures for Schoolie Bass

    First Beach Surfers End, Newport, RI From the first holdover bass of March until the bigger bass arrive on the heels of the bigger baits like bunker and squid the surf fisherman is focused on schoolie bass. To learn more...

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  • Tackle and Tactics for Schoolie Striped Bass
    April 1, 2020 Peter Jenkins

    Tackle and Tactics for Schoolie Striped Bass

    Truly tiny stripers arrive in Mid April some years, and most agree these schoolie striped bass have not traveled long distances but rather migrated from local hold over areas. As they start to fill in along the coast and the first migrating fish join them, fishermen will congregate near the traditional early spring striper landing spots at the “right” times and tides. 
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  • Surfcasters Pre-Season Checklist
    March 30, 2020 Peter Jenkins

    Surfcasters Pre-Season Checklist

    In order to be at your best in the surf, you need to prepare. Use this Surfcasters Pre-Season Checklist to be sure you are ready when the stripers return.
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  • Catch Your Biggest Striped Bass From the Surf This Spring
    March 30, 2020 Dave Anderson

    Catch Your Biggest Striped Bass From the Surf This Spring

    I have learned that there is a sweet spot within the spring run, a time when more big bass are swimming close to the shore—all over the southern New England coast—perhaps than any other time during the season. It’s easy to become hypnotized by the calendar. 
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  • Saltwater Edge Gear Review: Van Staal VR50
    March 24, 2020 Peter Jenkins

    Saltwater Edge Gear Review: Van Staal VR50

    The Van Staal VR50 is the latest addition to the VR Series of reels launched by Van Staal a few years ago. The original VR series incorporated a modular design utilizing one body, two rotors and four spools to create...

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  • Mullet - The Mystery Baitfish of Fall
    March 24, 2020 Dave Anderson

    Mullet - The Mystery Baitfish of Fall

    I remember the first time I ever saw mullet. It was late-September, and I was walking down Second Beach in Newport looking for these mystery baitfish that everyone was talking about. I spent a large part of that early morning...

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  • Gaining an Edge at the Cape Cod Canal
    March 21, 2020 Dave Anderson

    Gaining an Edge at the Cape Cod Canal

    Some of the best tides of the season are just ahead at the Cape Cod Canal. Dave Anderson reviews six proven lures and tactics that will help you go tight during these very productive late July and early August tides. 
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  • Saltwater Edge Tackle and Tactics: Atlantic Bonito
    March 20, 2020 Peter Jenkins

    Saltwater Edge Tackle and Tactics: Atlantic Bonito

    Atlantic Bonito are typically the first of the "ocean speedsters" to arrive in the waters of Southern New England. Usually, somewhere around the Newport Folk Festival. They are a great gamefish on both light spin and fly gear.
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  • Gear Review: How to Select a Saltwater Fishing Line
    March 19, 2020 Peter Jenkins

    Gear Review: How to Select a Saltwater Fishing Line

    In this article we're going to cover the Pro's and Cons of 3 Different Lines: Nylon Monofilament Fluorocarbon Braided Lines There was a time when anglers didn't pay much attention to the saltwater fishing line on their reel. Mono was mono,...

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  • Saltwater Edge Fly Box - Rhody Flatwing
    March 19, 2020 Peter Jenkins

    Saltwater Edge Fly Box - Rhody Flatwing

    How To Tie A Rhody Flatwing The Rhody Flatwing is a proven fish catcher in the Ocean State and beyond. While the classic Ray's Fly color scheme is used here the flatwing is a style of tying rather than a...

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