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Angler and Daughter with Tarpon

Whether you mine the Northeast for stripers, tuna, blues, sea bass and blackfish or hit the southern coast for redfish, snook, sea trout and flounder, the next several weeks will see some wild action on the inshore scene. Are you ready? St. Croix’s top pros are, and we’ve asked them to share a bit about what they’re doing to capitalize on the best bites in their respective areas right now. Northeast Coast Captain Robbie Radlof is a renowned guide at…

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Menhaden Baitfish

The American Sportfishing Association(ASA) supports the vote by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Menhaden Management Board to reduce the Atlantic menhaden quota by 10 percent, establishing a quota of 194,400 metric tons for the 2021 and 2022 fishing seasons. Atlantic menhaden are a primary food source for numerous sportfish populations, especially striped bass. The harvest reduction comes in response to a recent fundamental shift in Atlantic menhaden management. In August, ASMFC unanimously adopted a new ecological management…

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Kayak Angler Lands Striped Bass

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted unanimously today to improve management strategies for Atlantic menhaden, by requiring consideration for the small baitfish’s impact on fish up the food chain. Economically important sportfish such as striped bass rely on healthy menhaden populations for survival. After recreational anglers weighed in, the Commission adopted the new ecological management system, which considers the needs of predator species and will begin the process of allowing fish like striped bass to meet population targets. Menhaden is…

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Ocean Waves

I was sailing offshore from Great Sale Cay in the Bahamas to Beaufort, South Carolina. This is an offshore trip, running the center of Gulf Stream for much of the way. My vessel is a 2002 50-foot Catalina sloop with a Raymarine Linear Drive 2 and your current autopilot system. My crew (Kathryn Ellis) and I were some 80+ miles off the US coast. The forecast was a chance of thunderstorms during the afternoon, the same as the previous day.…

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Mojo Rods

Life on Earth evolved in the salt. The Best Rods on Earth® – for the salt or elsewhere – evolve in Park Falls, Wisconsin, USA. Witness the evolution of inshore fishing-rod technology and design at ICAST 2020 Online, where St. Croix unveils its completely reimagined Mojo Inshore Series for the benefit of coastal anglers around the world. Headlined by the powerful and lightweight 7’9” extra-heavy power, moderate-fast action JIC79XHMF model, innovative NEW Mojo Inshore rods deliver more sensitivity, more durability,…

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