Author: Jimmy Fee

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Tactics For “Tiny” Tuna – On The Water

Tactics For “Tiny” Tuna – On The Water

When it comes to the fish I want to catch, like most anglers, I have a “the bigger, the better” mentality … with one exception. Giant tuna are marvel [...]
Gary Soldati’s Big Water Pikes

Gary Soldati’s Big Water Pikes

Of the 350 plugs that Gary Soldati brought to the Asbury Park Fishing Club Flea Market in 2006, he sold 19. The flea market, which began as a way for [...]
Striper Migration Map – May 13, 2022

Striper Migration Map – May 13, 2022

The nonstop northeast winds this week didn’t stop the migration of post-spawn stripers from the Chesapeake, with fishermen reporting 20-plus-pound str [...]
A-Blitz – On The Water

A-Blitz – On The Water

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREW BURKE “That’s why you need to be ready! I’ll throw a bunker and make a bass eat!” That scolding from Captain Rob Taylor came aft [...]
Our Favorite Gear from Season 19 of OTW TV

Our Favorite Gear from Season 19 of OTW TV

Over 13 episodes that ranged from western New York to the tuna grounds, we used a ton of different tackle. Here’s some of the favorite gear that Chris [...]
Spring Tautog – On The Water

Spring Tautog – On The Water

While pushing the lawnmower through its second tour of the yard in spring 2020, I was lost in thought, wondering which pond to fish following the requ [...]
Striper Migration Map – April 15, 2022

Striper Migration Map – April 15, 2022

Waters are warming quickly, as spring finally seems to be here to stay. Spawning is happening in the Chesapeake, and a fresh wave of large pre-spawn s [...]
New Jersey Sets Slot Limit in 2022 Fluke Regulations

New Jersey Sets Slot Limit in 2022 Fluke Regulations

New Jersey Fluke Regulations for 2022: Fluke (Summer Flounder)May 2 to September 272 Fish 17 to 17.99 inches1 Fish 18 inches or larger   Summer Flound [...]
Striper Migration Map – April 1, 2022

Striper Migration Map – April 1, 2022

Maryland/Chesapeake Bay Striper Fishing Report As of Friday, April 1, all Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay (except the Potomac River) are closed [...]
Opossum-Eating Striper Poacher Busted in New York

Opossum-Eating Striper Poacher Busted in New York

There’s a headline I never thought I’d write.  Environmental Conservation Officers have been busy along the Hudson River this month, as they enforce f [...]
Acadian Reds – On The Water

Acadian Reds – On The Water

Redfish are a common bycatch for fishermen targeting cod and haddock north of Cape Cod. They like deep water, 200 feet or more, and hard, rocky bott [...]
Simms Celebrates Iconic Wader with “G3 Day” on March 3

Simms Celebrates Iconic Wader with “G3 Day” on March 3

Above: New England surfcaster Frank Goncalves in the updated Simms G3 waders. Photo: Simms Fishing Products When I “graduated” from hip boots to che [...]
Stripers Through the Ice – On The Water

Stripers Through the Ice – On The Water

Last winter was cold. Cold enough to put ice over waters where striped bass ride out the winter. Initially, that ice was a hindrance. In mid-Decembe [...]
Ice Fishing for Sebago Lakers

Ice Fishing for Sebago Lakers

When it comes to ice-fishing targets, lake trout have it all—they grow large, strike jigs, and when the bite is on, you can catch a mess of them.Foo [...]
Survey for Southern New England Offshore Fishermen

Survey for Southern New England Offshore Fishermen

Above: Anthony DeiCicchi with a schoolie bluefin from off Block Island in early August.  2021 was a banner year for tuna fishing in Southern New [...]
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