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  • Fishing Forecast July Full Moon Period 2020
    June 30, 2020 Dave Anderson

    Fishing Forecast July Full Moon Period 2020

      Mario Santos scored on a recent night in the Aquidneck surf. Before we begin I want to offer some insights regarding how and why I break the season down into these moon periods. I look at each period as...

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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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  • 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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  • How to Survive February - Surfcaster Edition
    February 13, 2020 Dave Anderson

    How to Survive February - Surfcaster Edition

    Be Prepared... Surfcasters: What To Do In February This might not come as much of a surprise, but February is probably the month I like the least out of all the months on the calendar of the surfcaster. Even during...

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  • How to Fish a Red Gill Teaser
    February 12, 2020 Dennis Zambrotta

    How to Fish a Red Gill Teaser

    If you could purchase a lure that was almost guaranteed to catch a striped bass when sand eels are the prevalent baitfish - would you?  There has been a lure around for some 40 years that fit this scenario –...

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