Anglers Journal - A Fishing Life
First Run

First Run

Spring calls winter-weary anglers out of hibernation in search of the patterns and clues that point to the early runs of striped bass.

Capt. Al Anderson

Spring Tides

Anglers Journal Editor Bill Sisson reflects on the life and legacy of Capt. Al Anderson; a talented fisherman, writer, conservationist and prolific fish tagger, who tagged more than 60,000 fish, including more Atlantic bluefin tuna and striped bass than anyone.

Adventure

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Exotica

A quest for the fierce golden dorado takes the author into the remote Bolivian jungle

Pete Jaacks somewhere in Alaska

Young Guides

A look at two young guides who have chosen to follow a different current seam.

The shape of speed dressed in the colors of a false albacore.

Prime Time

Fall is the season to break out the light tackle for albies and red drum off Cape Lookout, North Carolina

People

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Postgame

Two-time Super Bowl champion Jimmy Johnson has found happiness chasing big mahi and wahoo in the Keys

The author and his 22-foot Privateer Roamer

My Boat My Life — By Jay Fleming

I found my 22-foot Privateer Roamer in an art gallery, and she can take just about anything the Chesapeake can throw at her as I fish and photograph my home waters.

Lefty Kreh, 1925 — 2018

Lefty

Lefty Kreh will be remembered as one of the most influential and beloved figures in fly-fishing.

Pete Jaacks somewhere in Alaska

Young Guides

A look at two young guides who have chosen to follow a different current seam.

Saltwater

The Magic Plug

The Magic Plug

A veteran striper fisherman goes to great lengths to make exact replicas of an old plug that still exerts a certain kind of magic on the fish.

Freshwater

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Exotica

A quest for the fierce golden dorado takes the author into the remote Bolivian jungle

Sandworms

Natural Attraction

There’s something about bait fishing that has captivated the writer since he was a boy and learned that fish don’t like raisins

Boats & Gear

The author and his 22-foot Privateer Roamer

My Boat My Life — By Jay Fleming

I found my 22-foot Privateer Roamer in an art gallery, and she can take just about anything the Chesapeake can throw at her as I fish and photograph my home waters.

The Magic Plug

The Magic Plug

A veteran striper fisherman goes to great lengths to make exact replicas of an old plug that still exerts a certain kind of magic on the fish.

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Center Consoles

A venerable design that’s nearly 60 years old, the center console reliably takes anglers to wherever the fish are

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Jarrett Bay 46

That’s not a Jarrett Bay. No, it can’t be, you can tell by the dark hull and rigging. Jarrett Bays are bright and colorful. Right?