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...

Some sharpies have said "the last two weeks of November have been better than all of October!" South County has put on a show to the delight of many who got to enjoy big bluefish, some bass, lots of herring and the aerial display that only a...

It's been about two weeks since the seasons first report and Mother's day is just around the corner. Photo Credit H. Earl Evans As promised the "fish" - Striped Bass, Tautog and otherwise - have all continued to flood the coast and display an ever increasing interest...

My previous article was a two part piece that was geared toward the surfcaster that wants to get started in plug fishing.  I hope it will be of use to folks that are looking to start slinging lures in the suds but feel its necessary...

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