AUGUST ‘09 FISHING REPORT: Traditionally, saltwater fishing in the month of August can be good to excellent for some species and downright terrible for others. The month of August also sees some new species of fish come on the scene around our waters. Also, the eighth...

There are many, many different varieties of plugs that surfcasters use when chasing striped bass. Top water baits, minnow swimmers, metal lips, darters, etc. They all have their time and place when applied in the right location during the right conditions. Most plugs have a...

What follows is basic information that highlights the various types of saltwater fishing lures available. Having the right lure for the conditions/situations you encounter on the water can be the difference between a productive trip and getting skunked. More detailed information can be found by...

About three years ago I started working at a large bait and tackle store located in Rhode Island. During the course of my job duties at the shop I routinely fielded a myriad of questions from hundreds of customers daily ranging from what’s the price...

How To Choose A Van Staal Original or X-Series Reel A big question, which understandably comes up often for someone shopping for a Van Staal Reel is “what size reel should I get?” While this can sometimes be tough to answer definitively, these guidelines should help anglers...

Saltwater Edge Tackle and Tactics: Artificials for Big Stripers There are many, many artificial lures on the market today. A lot of these creations, made from wood, rubber, plastic and metal, are touted as being effective for luring and catching big striped bass. Through years of...

Discovering our Headwaters: A New England Tale - by Thomas Enderlin Hardship breeds resilience, and the New England coast is known for its burly lobstermen and tough skinned communities nestled on the edge of the sea. But evolution capitalizes on these everyday obstacles, creating slow change...

Shorebound Northerner lookin’ for action down south Heading south for a family trip recently I had hopes of spending a little time with my fishing gear squeezed into and around the girl’s agenda for the week. There was not likely to be any budget or time...

Big Fish, Small Stick - Tom Enderlin (Photos courtesy: Monica Quesada and Tom Enderlin) I bought a 3 weight Scott S4 a little over a year ago as my primary trout stick after losing the majority of my quiver in an airline debacle enroute to WY, and...

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