Guy Cotten Montauk Spray Top [embed]https://vimeo.com/134140858[/embed] Patrick and the rest of the team at Guy Cotten have listened to the surf casters and kayak fisherman looking for a lighter mid-season spray top. The new Guy Cotten Montauk Spray Top has the most important elements of it's rugged...

Matching Bait and Tactics The common bait and productive tactics of spring must be rethought as it is now summer. The fishing this spring was notable for its’ late start and significantly colder water temps. Some theorize that the abundant bunker/herring populations resulting from more limited...

The bite continues in the Upper Bay despite the wind and rain this week. It took a variety of techniques to stay on the fish. Topwaters, live lining, trolling, flies and vertical rigging all produced at various times. The significant rain probably has the squid...

Rigging Soft Plastics for Striped Bass The number of surf casters and light tackle enthusiasts casting soft plastics for striped bass is increasing each season. Whether the application is a weedless bait on light tackle in the early season or rigged on a jig head for a...

Jeck's Bucktails Passionate About Quality [caption id="attachment_3538" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Jeck's Green Mackerel Bucktail[/caption] Plug builders and tin makers are held to incredibly high standards for quality of hooks and hardware and most notably finish. Why are jig makers any different? I get it that bucktails probably take the biggest...

Plunging Into The World of Darters by Aubrey Theall   I don't see surfcasters throwing darters very often, but I think I should. Of course if you're a Montauk regular you think I'm nuts. They're enormously popular and hugely productive lures at Montauk. They may outfish all other...

Great Time to Be On the Water [caption id="attachment_3528" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sophia getting her season off to a great start![/caption] The season has blown open over the past week or so. Bigger bass are in the Upper Bay eating pogies and squid. The morning topwater bite has...

In this article we're going to cover the Pro's and Cons of 3 Different Lines: Nylon Monofilament Fluorocarbon Braided Lines There was a time when anglers didn't pay much attention to the saltwater fishing line on their reel. Mono was mono, then came fluorocarbon offering better abrasion resistance and...

  Top Five Lures for Spring Schoolies From the first holdover bass of March until the bigger bass arrive on the heals of the bigger baits like bunker and squid the striper fisherman is focused on schoolie bass. Here are our Top Five Lures for Schoolie Stripers. First Choice...

The Quantum Cabo and Boca reels are starting to arrive in the shop and they are stunning. The earlier versions of the Quantum Cabo and Boca sold well as a result of a well earned reputation, but reviews were mixed on the overall durability.  Enough so...

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