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Early March can be a trying time for local anglers. Sure, die-hards can sample cod fishing, or maybe haul some perch or trout though the ice if there is any left, but mostly this is a time for dreaming of spring - when crews remove winter wraps from their vessels and both inshore and sweet water action finally hit stride. March 3, 2017

First Fishing Pole

It’s blowing a blizzard outside, a whiteout as I start writing today and fishing is the furthest thing from my mind. So I thought it would be fun to go in a different direction to keep you entertained and maybe bring some of your own memories to mind. Do you remember your first fishing pole?March 3, 2017

The Next Four Years

I will quietly admit that when Trump won the election, I breathed a very short and well-concealed sigh of relief—not because I had any personal faith in the man’s integrity, intelligence, poise, or political aptitude, but because I’d been getting increasingly alarmed by the audacity of some environmental NGO’s in the wake of Obama’s marine monument executive order bonanza.March 3, 2017


It was one of those mornings when nothing was going right. I was late getting up, the sun was already intense and I had left a bagful of new jigs I wanted to try sitting on a stump next to my driveway. March 1, 2017


Reports of fair to good codfish action have been the rule across Long Island this winter. Montauk, as is often the case, has seen the most consistent catches but some scores have also been recorded on vessels sailing from Shinnecock, Captree, and Freeport. February 10, 2017

Fish Focus with Zach Harvey

Use This Show for All it’s Worth

Some nonpartisan wisdom on getting the most out of a day at the boat show...January 11, 2017

Back in (the) Gear

by Zach Harvey For all my efforts to extract the last bits of marrow from the fishing months here in … December 7, 2016

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