March 2012 March 2012
Get into kayak fishing with our 2012 kayak gear guide and review of the latest, most stable fishing kayaks. This issue is also packed with info to help you prepare for open-water fishing by constructing a custom surf box, rigging your own striper trolling lures, and mastering techniques for surfcasting, fly-fishing and more. Plus there’s great information on hot bites happening right now, like late-winter largemouths and holdover trophy trout.
Football Jig Largemouth
Sponginess gave way to a solid ticking as I felt the football jig drag along the muddy bottom and then onto a rock pile. I paused for a few seconds, pulled the bait forward several inches, and then stopped again. The taught line telegraphed the subtle bite and I responded with a strong hook set.
Shallow Water - Big Bass
March is the month to bag your biggest bucketmouth of the year.
Trout on the Bubble
Catch more trout by marrying spinning and fly-fishing.
Fly Fishing Destination: Manchester, Vermont
Gorgeous stretches of unpressured trout water flow from the lush green hills of southwestern Vermont.
Stripers In The Surf
Follow nature’s clues to find fish where the ocean meets the land.
P.T.F.D. - Post Traumatic Fishing Disorder
Do you ever get over losing the big one?.
Build Your Own Surf Box
A custom bin is an easy project that will keep your tackle and your vehicle organized.
Make your own deadly effective trolling rig.
Kayak Camping On The Capes
Thacher Island off Cape Ann and Washburn Island on Cape Cod offer overnight tent camping and easy kayak access.
The evolution of kayak fishing has anglers rising to their feet.
Kayak & Paddle New Gear Guide
Looking to pick up your first kayak or load your current craft to the rails with the latest accessories? Check out our pick of new products for the 2012 season.
- Tales & Scales
- Field Test Favorites
- Ask Pops: Dave “Pops” Masch
- Lure of the Month: Jimmy Fee
- Guide Flies: Tony Lolli
- From The Surf: Jimmy Fee
- Naturalist’s Logbook: Alan Desbonnet
- Fishing Planner: Mass & Northern NE
- Fishing Planner: Southern NE
- Cooking the Catch: Dave “Pops” Masch
- Coming Events
- In The Wake: Charley Soares