November/December 2012 November/December 2012


There’s plenty of fishing left in 2012, and the November/December Issue of OTW will tell you all about it. Catch your biggest tog ever in deep water. Find late season love along the Rhode Island surf, and discover where to catch monster largemouths through the ice. Also included is the 2013 Boat and Power Preview and a Fisherman’s Gift Guide to help you make your wish list for this Holiday Season.


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    In Search of Togzilla

    by Zach Harvey

    With blackfish exiting Narragansett Bay and gathering out front, Newport in November can provide the best trip — and the biggest tautog — of the season.

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    South County Herring Blitzes

    by David Pickering

    Stretch your surfcasting season into December when the sea herring show along Rhode Island’s beaches.

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    Big Bass From Trout Water

    by Ron Powers

    Set your traps on a trout pond and set your sights on oversized bass!

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    Blue Marlin

    by Larry Backman

    How can I explain such a personal quest? How can I justify the time, effort, money, sweat and tears spent on an 11-year mission? It’s been 11 years since I saw my first large blue marlin swim into the spread, 11 years since that fish decimated my spread, burned skin from my fingers, crushed my ego and painted an enduring image in my brain.

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    Baitcasting 101

    by Alfonso K. Ajello

    A practical guide to bass fishing with low-profile baitcasters.

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    Gear Hibernation

    by Pepé Silvia

    Take care of your equipment now to enjoy hassle-free fishing next spring.

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    2013 Boat & Power Preview

    by Neal Larsson

    Discover what’s available for a new year and a new season of boating and fishing.

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    On The Water’s 2012 Angler’s Gift Guide

    by OTW Staff

    114 great gifts for fishermen.


  • 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
  • From The Helm: Joel Matthews
  • Southern New England Fishing Planner: Kierran Broatch
  • Northern New England Fishing Planner: Ron Powers
  • Cooking the Catch: Dave “Pops” Masch
  • Community Events
  • Classifieds
  • Tides
  • In The Wake: Charley Soares