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In Pursuit of Winter Flounder

In Pursuit of Winter Flounder

It is the middle of March and my freezer is empty and the lure of fishing is more than I can deal with. Tomorrow I head for the coast and try my hand at Winter flounder, better known here in New England as the Blackback. During the winter this fish spends most of its time in deeper water, but in the spring these flounder head into the shallows to spawn and it is these spawning fish I will be targeting. While the waters may still be a bit cool, this has been a crazy year so it is worth a try.

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A Tale of the Guinea Bissau Silver Queen

A Tale of the Guinea Bissau Silver Queen

Sometimes in life you get opportunities you simply cannot pass up on. This happened to me, James Wigglesworth, when my dad returned from a World Sport Fishing trip to Guinea Bissau last year with tales of giant tarpon that were untameable, huge nurse sharks and more snapper, barracuda and jacks than you could shake a rod at.

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Spoons and Their Place in the Tackle Box

Spoons and Their Place in the Tackle Box

Cast after cast I made to the grassy edge of a small island. On the retrieve my lure, a gold Johnson Silver Minnow, stopped dead in the water and a split second later something pulled on the other end and started taking line. My six and a half foot, medium action rod was nearly bent double and all I could do was try to keep the rod tip up and hang on. During the struggle the rod tip broke, but there was nothing I could do about it at this point. When the battle was over I was able to boat a 27½ inch red drum, or “Red” for short.

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Cape Cod Stripers

Cape Cod Stripers

Hailing from New Hampshire Dana Benner has been writing about fishing and the outdoors in the traditional press and digital media for more than 30 years. In his first feature for Planet Sea Fishing he takes us to the Cape Cod peninsula to target the renowned striped bass.

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Can You Really Afford To Lower Costs When it Comes to Boat Safety Equipment?

Can You Really Afford To Lower Costs When it Comes to Boat Safety Equipment?

Whether you own an inshore fishing boat, or a fast offshore vessel, or maybe you’re looking to make your first purchase, having the right equipment on board is absolutely vital to your safety on the water.

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