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The Season for Short Rigs
Text by Joel Masson, Photos by Jason Arnold

The rigs just a short ride out from Venice, Louisiana, are hard for any fishermen to pass up.
Sam Barbera is known across Southeast Louisiana as The Prince of the Pontchartrain. That’s because the executive director of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation would rather catch speckled trout at the waterbody’s Causeway Bridge than eat a prime cut of Wagyu steak topped with crab meat.

Height Advantage
Text and Photo by Capt. Dave Lear

Raise your game by adding a tower to your boat. 
Zane Grey started the trend. The legendary angler and western novelist was among the first to put a “crow’s nest” on his yacht to spot sunning swordfish off the California coast in the 1920s.

The Innovator Series – Conservation Icon – Karl Wickstrom

The angling community lost one of its true champions this summer with the passing of legendary angler, journalist and conservationist Karl Wickstrom.

Tributary Sunrise
By Lenny Rudow

Migration of peanut bunker out of Chesapeake Bay tributaries draws stripers and anglers alike.

Every fall as the season’s new crop of peanut bunker moves out of the Chesapeake tributaries, stripers are waiting to put on the feed bag.

The Lowdown on Fall Flounder
Text by Chester Moore, Photo by Heather Peterek

There is no sensation more exciting in inland sportfishing than feeling the signature “thump” of a flounder strike. It is what leads me and thousands of others to pursue these fascination fish that are headed toward their peak season just about now.

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