Author: Jimmy Fee

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Gary Soldati’s Big Water Pikes

Gary Soldati’s Big Water Pikes

Of the 350 plugs that Gary Soldati brought to the Asbury Park Fishing Club Flea Market in 2006, he sold 19. The flea market, which began as a way fo [...]
Striper Migration Map – May 13, 2022

Striper Migration Map – May 13, 2022

The nonstop northeast winds this week didn’t stop the migration of post-spawn stripers from the Chesapeake, with fishermen reporting 20-plus-pound s [...]
A-Blitz – On The Water

A-Blitz – On The Water

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREW BURKE “That’s why you need to be ready! I’ll throw a bunker and make a bass eat!” That scolding from Captain Rob Taylor came a [...]
Our Favorite Gear from Season 19 of OTW TV

Our Favorite Gear from Season 19 of OTW TV

Over 13 episodes that ranged from western New York to the tuna grounds, we used a ton of different tackle. Here’s some of the favorite gear that Chr [...]
Spring Tautog – On The Water

Spring Tautog – On The Water

While pushing the lawnmower through its second tour of the yard in spring 2020, I was lost in thought, wondering which pond to fish following the re [...]
Striper Migration Map – April 15, 2022

Striper Migration Map – April 15, 2022

Waters are warming quickly, as spring finally seems to be here to stay. Spawning is happening in the Chesapeake, and a fresh wave of large pre-spawn [...]
New Jersey Sets Slot Limit in 2022 Fluke Regulations

New Jersey Sets Slot Limit in 2022 Fluke Regulations

Summer Flounder fishermen in New Jersey will be getting a longer season in 2022. Fluke fishing will be open for business on May 2, less than a month [...]
Striper Migration Map – April 1, 2022

Striper Migration Map – April 1, 2022

Maryland/Chesapeake Bay Striper Fishing Report As of Friday, April 1, all Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay (except the Potomac River) are close [...]
Opossum-Eating Striper Poacher Busted in New York

Opossum-Eating Striper Poacher Busted in New York

There’s a headline I never thought I’d write.  Environmental Conservation Officers have been busy along the Hudson River this month, as they enforce [...]
Acadian Reds – On The Water

Acadian Reds – On The Water

Redfish are a common bycatch for fishermen targeting cod and haddock north of Cape Cod. They like deep water, 200 feet or more, and hard, rocky bott [...]
Simms Celebrates Iconic Wader with “G3 Day” on March 3

Simms Celebrates Iconic Wader with “G3 Day” on March 3

Above: New England surfcaster Frank Goncalves in the updated Simms G3 waders. Photo: Simms Fishing Products When I “graduated” from hip boots to che [...]
Ice Fishing for Sebago Lakers

Ice Fishing for Sebago Lakers

When it comes to ice-fishing targets, lake trout have it all—they grow large, strike jigs, and when the bite is on, you can catch a mess of them.Foo [...]
Icy Stripers – On The Water

Icy Stripers – On The Water

Pictured: The Rapala Jigging Rap is a classic ice-fishing lure and Joe Diorio’s favorite for icing stripers. Last winter was cold. Cold enough to pu [...]
Midshore Yellowfin – On The Water

Midshore Yellowfin – On The Water

Pictured: Captain Rob Radlof surveys the fleet while the first yellowfin of the day takes line. There’s lightning in the distance and we’re ridin [...]
Survey for Southern New England Offshore Fishermen

Survey for Southern New England Offshore Fishermen

Above: Anthony DeiCicchi with a schoolie bluefin from off Block Island in early August.  2021 was a banner year for tuna fishing in Southern New [...]
Our Most Popular Instagram Posts of 2021

Our Most Popular Instagram Posts of 2021

Thanks so much to everyone who tagged us in their videos and photos on Instagram this year. From the looks of it, fishermen from New Jersey to Ma [...]
Featured Lure: IslandX Lures Hellfire Pencil

Featured Lure: IslandX Lures Hellfire Pencil

IslandX Lures Hellfire Pencil Nick Whitbeck was in the process of launching a lure company in early 2020 when the pandemic hit and put his day jo [...]
Create Your Own Custom Colored Striper Lures

Create Your Own Custom Colored Striper Lures

In my basement, on the shelf next to my box of replacement hooks and split rings, there’s an ever-growing collection of Krylon and Rust-Oleum spr [...]
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