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JMark
JMark
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Last Activity: Today, 02:51 PM
Joined: 04-06-2015
Location: Montclair, NJ
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  • Weakfish Strategies

    Weakfish Strategies

    Weakfish strategies: Grass shrimp
    by
    Zeno Hromin


    Teasers tied in front of your plug are an effective way to match the hatch
    and increase your weakfish success.
    You are standing at the water’s edge, casting your lure into the quiet surf. You have been at it for a while, and the only thing that is keeping you from calling it a night are the swirls you notice on the surface of the water in close proximity to your casts, indicating the presence of game
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  • The Last Striper

    The Last Striper

    THE LAST STRIPER
    by BILL WETZEL

    The December northwest wind shook my office window as daytime temperatures dropped into the upper twenties. Edna the secretary jokingly asked me if I was still fishing. “I’m going tonight I replied”. She looked at me kind of funny and said “in this”. That only added fuel to the obsessive thought patterns I was having to hit Montauk, MECCA, The End, The Beginning, Surfcasting capital of the world- sorry I’m
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  • April 2003 synopsis

    April 2003 synopsis

    APRIL 2003 SYNOPSIS
    by Bill Wetzel

    Targeting sun warmed flats early in the spring is an excellent
    choice to find aggressive stripers. Note the steam coming
    from the mud of this flat as it is warmed by the sun at low tide.
    April 2003 was a sleeper for me. Seems I was doing more scouting then fishing. Moving into a new home was a little time consuming as well. 2003 was in no way like 2002 when we had the super warm temperatures heating up the back bays, and
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  • My 2003 MAY SYNOPSIS

    My 2003 MAY SYNOPSIS

    My 2003
    MAY SYNOPSIS

    By Bill Wetzel


    This striper was taken on the edge of one of the coves
    that litter Montauk.
    Adjust to Montauk

    My approach to May seems to be different every year. Some years the weather is warm and consistent, other years the weather is cool and sporadic. During the cool and sporadic Mays I like to target the big water stripers in Montauk. My first trip to MECCA in 2003 was on 5/18 (two days after the full moon). There was big water
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  • My 2003 June Synopsis

    My 2003 June Synopsis

    My 2003
    June Synopsis


    By Bill Wetzel



    Here is George Bowens 36 lb. striper taken on Montauk's
    North side in June 2003.

    Montauk


    June 2003 was not significant in the numbers produced, but I was happy with putting George Bowen on to a nice 36lb bass on Montauks north side. As in May my primary June focus was Montauk, and there were a few nice fish in the fifties pulled out of Montauks suds that month. All the big girls
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  • A Day at the Beach with Dad

    A Day at the Beach with Dad

    A Day at the Beach with Dad

    An original story by Tom Schneider


    I glanced at the thermometer as I set up the coffee pot in the kitchen: 50 degrees already! It was probably going to be the last warm day before the long cold winter set in. The reports from the open beaches had been good for the last several days. I was hoping that with a little luck, I would be into some fish today.
    Earlier in the week I had invited my father along for a day of surf fishing. It
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  • Hot August Nights

    Hot August Nights

    A true fishing story by Tom Schneider



    If you believe popular fish-lore, August is typically thought of as the summer doldrums when it comes to striped bass fishing. It is a time to be with family, take care of projects around home and prepare your gear for the fall run. I am here to tell you that this tale is just not true! I recently had an opportunity to charter Bill Wetzel on one of his August Trophy Trips and I was not disappointed . . . Here is my story:
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  • A Season's End

    A Season's End

    A Season's End
    by Bill Wetzel


    The frigid North West winds whipped the December surf into a wonderful clean froth. The robotic voice on the weather station had said it was 34 degrees. Definitely less with the wind, a lot less. My chapped cracked hands cranked the VS300 for the last time this year. One more cast I told myself, which only really means about 20 or 30 more. I wasn't sure if the tears rolling down my cheeks were from the 20-knot wind in my face, or the reality that
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  • Montauk Spring vs. Fall

    Montauk Spring vs. Fall

    Montauk
    Spring vs. Fall
    by Bill Wetzel


    Which one of these scenarios sound more appealing to you?

    1. I pulled into the parking lot of Montauk Point at about 5pm, put on my gear, and made preparations to fish the bottom of the ebb, at the famous False Bar. There were a couple of other cars in the lot but no beach buggies, and nobody on the CB radio to get fresh reports from. I eventually made my way down the buggy entrance, not once having to pull over in the
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  • Long Island Jetty Fishing 101

    Long Island Jetty Fishing 101

    Long Island Jetty Fishing 101
    By Steve Knapik June, 2005
    New York Outdoor Quarterly Magazine (Summer 2005 Volume 1, Issue #2)



    Now that the long cold winter has passed the mild days and nights of late spring and early summer are upon us, it’s time to target striped bass. During the early spring months the water temperatures of Long Island’s south shore beaches and inlets are cold enough to keep most striped bass lethargic and uninterested in...
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  • Night Surf

    Night Surf


    Night Surf
    By Frank Blasko

    I am a terrible surfcaster. I am also a liar. I am a terrible fisherman because I truly only hook about 40% of the hits I get. I am a liar because if you ask me how many fish I catch, I will tell you none. I will tell you the truth about what I didn’t catch though. Every single time. The best part of my night out is when everyone else goes home. It is part of the condition of being a surfcaster. More than an obsession it is a compulsion
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  • The Log of a Legend June 1979 and June 1980

    The Log of a Legend June 1979 and June 1980

    The Log of a Legend June 1979 and June 1980
    By Vito Orlando

    FULL ON THE 10TH OF JUNE 1979************
    From My Diary Entry’s June 1979 And June 1980
    Cape Cod with Jerry Bernard June 12th to June 19th 1979-
    June 12, 1979-Met Tony and was told that fishing was very slow. That night we fished Nauset Beach. Tide was outgoing-We fished until early morning and only had 3 bass but all 3 were better than 25 lbs. I had a 29 & 25. Jerry had a 28lb
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  • The Log of a Legend Part 2

    The Log of a Legend Part 2

    The Log of a Legend Part 2
    October 1971 - November 1987
    By Vito Orlando

    Memories from My Diaries-October 1-Oct 10, 1971-Nantucket Island

    FULL MOON ON OCTOBER 4TH, 1971********
    October 1, 1971. Jerry Bernard, Pat Abate, Charley Wahl Sr, Charlie Jr, Warren Urquhart, Steve Petri Sr., Al Mathews, and Myself leave for Nantucket Island. We meet some other Long Island Fishermen on the Island. Howie Moskowitz, Al and Hattie Lefkowitz, Jerry Ebner
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  • Surf fishing Capital of the World

    Surf fishing Capital of the World

    Surf fishing Capital of the World
    Montauk, on the tip of Long Island, boasts hard-core fishing culture
    By Chris Gatley
    ESPN Outdoors.com
    Archive


    ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Christmas features the "must do" saltwater fishing excursions along the coasts of the United States. Between now and year's end, we'll present a bucket list of fishing trips any angler would love to receive.
    MONTAUK, N.Y. — If you Google this town, a trendy Web site appears.
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  • Manhasset Bay 1975-1988

    Manhasset Bay 1975-1988

    Manhasset Bay 1975-1988
    By Frank Blasko

    My first memory of fishing was a chilly rainy day in 1975 when I was 4 years old. My father took me to Port Washington Town Dock and I caught I tiny sea robin. I insisted we keep it and bring it home for the fish tank. I had a small red pail and put it in the back of my father’s International pickup. When we got home, most of the water had sloshed out of the bucket and when I poured the fish
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  • Cuttyhunk: The Trip of a Lifetime

    Cuttyhunk: The Trip of a Lifetime

    Cuttyhunk: The Trip of a Lifetime
    by “Grampa” Greg McNamara
    I have found over the years that surfcasting for striped bass can be very rewarding. The true fruits of the sport are only given with any frequency to those who put their time in, work hard, and make every effort to put themselves in an advantageous position. One way I've been able to maximize my chances at success is by simply going to a location known for its productivity. Over the years many locations have become
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