Author: Jimmy Fee

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How to Fish Pencil Poppers for Striped Bass

How to Fish Pencil Poppers for Striped Bass

On The Water is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. The first time I saw fishermen workin [...]
Secret Weapons of the Deep Drop

Secret Weapons of the Deep Drop

Pictured: With their blue eyes, gold-flecked scales, and fleshy adipose crest, golden tilefish are one of the most exotic-looking species in the Nor [...]
The Benefits of Wading Belts In the Surf

The Benefits of Wading Belts In the Surf

Z-Belt Gen 2Designed by Luke Znosko to alleviate the back pain from carrying a packed-to-the-gills plug bag over his shoulder, he combined the featu [...]
Tactics For “Tiny” Tuna – On The Water

Tactics For “Tiny” Tuna – On The Water

When it comes to the fish I want to catch, like most anglers, I have a “the bigger, the better” mentality … with one exception. Giant tuna are marv [...]
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 [...]
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