Posts Tagged 'striped bass'

The 10 Hottest New Fishing Lures of the Year

Not even COVID-19 could stop ICAST—the annual fishing-tackle trade show—from happening. Granted, this year’s show “happened” virtually, but I was still able to get a sneak peek at the year’s best new freshwater and saltwater fishing lures for largemouth bass, walleyes, striped bass, and more. There is an exciting mix of brand-new baits, plus improved designs on proven fish-catchers. Here is our roundup on the 10 best new lures for the 2021 fishing season. It’s […]

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Fishing Tips for Catching Resident Striped Bass

We’re in a labyrinth of sod banks. The water has a purple sheen in the dawn light and it’s mirror-flat. In every direction, another creek arm snakes away into the vast expanse of green marsh grass. As my friend Capt. Eric Kerber nudges us forward with the trolling motor toward a point with mullet flipping off the end, we spook a few fish. Three mud plumes erupt on the shallow bottom in front of us. […]

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Fishing Report: Striped bass on the move

Greg Vespe, president of the Aquidneck Island Striper Team and Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA) board member, reports that “the bass are beginning to drop out of Narragansett Bay for the next couple of weeks, so I recommend targeting the points and outcroppings near the mouth of the bay, which was where I had success this week with striped bass.” Vespe has caught a number of striped bass this year at places like the […]

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Here are some places where you can fish for striped bass

On the coast, or far up the rivers that pour into the sea, Mainers have plenty of options when it comes to fishing for migratory striped bass. And come July, when some of the best spring fishing for trout and landlocked salmon in freshwater begins to wane, the striper bite may be reaching a peak. Here are a few options when it comes to fishing for stripers: If you’re interested in fishing the ocean from […]

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Handling striped bass, a snakehead derby, and more

Striped bass season is underway here in the Chesapeake Bay region and hopefully you’ll get a chance to reel in some big ones this year. Chances are you’ll be releasing quite a few back into the drink, so here’s a quick review of techniques to keep stripers alive and ready to bite again when they’re bigger. One fish you don’t want to put back in the water is an invasive Northern snakehead. The Northern snakehead […]

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