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Perlon — The Third Leader Material Option

Perlon — The Third Leader Material Option

Posted by Capt. Tom Migdalski on 1st Jul 2021

For years, anglers have debated Fluorocarbon versus monofilament as leader material. But there’s also a newer and little-known line called Perlon, which fills a specific use in leader applications. … read more
Fillet Knives 101

Fillet Knives 101

Posted by Captain Tom Migdalski on 28th May 2021

The right knife makes easy work of your catch.As my father always coached me, “Use the right tool for the job.” Thataxiom is never truer than with fillet knives. The greatest benefit of using a fillet … read more
​A Soft Approach

​A Soft Approach

Posted by Capt. Tom Migdalski on 4th May 2021

A Soft ApproachSpring is the Time to Turn to Soft Plastics Soft plastics have evolved over the years, offering anglers many advantages over traditional hard-bodied lures. Hard lures don’t possess the … read more
All About Hooks

All About Hooks

Posted by Captain Tom Migdalski on 8th Mar 2021

Some anglers have difficulty understanding hooks—sizing, terminology, and design—because there are so many variations on the market. Here’s a brief overview of an important subject to help you under … read more
All About Baitfish

All About Baitfish

Posted by Captain Tom Migdalski on 4th Feb 2021

Understanding and matching baitfish improves your catch rate.Big fish need lots of protein, and they get it from eating smaller fish. Forage fish or “baitfish” are loosely defined as small, schooli … read more
How to Choose a Fishing Guide

How to Choose a Fishing Guide

Posted by Captain Tom Migdalski on 17th Jan 2021

A Q&A with captains who explain how to avoid paying good money for a bad trip.Guided fishing trips aren’t cheap, and when making the most of your vacation time you need to do some homework to … read more
Rod Action 101

Rod Action 101

Posted by GAME ON on 8th Dec 2020

Rod Action 101 Choosing the right spinning rod allows you to cast artificials more effectively and subdue fish more efficiently Story and Photos by Capt. Tom MigdalskiToday, anglers everywhere routi … read more
Late-Season Bluefish

Late-Season Bluefish

Posted by GAME ON on 3rd Nov 2020

Late-Season BluefishStory and photos by Capt. Tom MigdalskiNovember is a transition month for anglers. Launches are largely deserted, and marina boats are dry-docked and wrapped in plastic like loaves … read more
Appleknocker Time (False Albacore)

Appleknocker Time (False Albacore)

Posted by GAME ON on 6th Oct 2020

False albacore turn hot in southern New EnglandStory and Photos by Capt. Tom MigdalskiFalse albacore, properly called “little tunny,” and scientifically named “Euthynnus alletteratus,” have several ot … read more
Back to School Time

Back to School Time

Posted by GAME ON on 17th Sep 2020

Schoolie Bass Make for Hot Autumn ActionStory and Photos by Capt. Tom MigdalskiThe seas were glassy as friend Vince Battista and I charged out of the Niantic River from the Connecticut shore. We ran s … read more
Spanish Macks, Bonito, & Bluefish

Spanish Macks, Bonito, & Bluefish

Posted by GAME ON on 29th Aug 2020

Spanish Macks, Bonito, & Bluefishby Captain Chris ElserThe past several weeks have offered up some of the best Spanish Mackerel fishing I have ever seen in the Western LI Sound, lots of fun and these … read more
Pro Porgy Tactics

Pro Porgy Tactics

Posted by GAME ON on 12th Aug 2020

Pro Porgy TacticsHere’s how the experts get hot action on big porgies.Story and Photos by Capt. Tom MigdalskiPorgies, also called “scup” and “sea bream,” typically range in size from 1/2 to 2 pounds, … read more