William Sisson

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Smelt Camp

Ice fishing for smelt is a Maine tradition that involves plenty of food, grog and friends, along with a tiny, silver fish

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Between Fish: A Long Way Around

I grew up in a tribe of Swamp Yankees and, without realizing it, came to embody some of their ways and salty language, outlooks, perspectives and mannerisms.

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Podcast: A Thanksgiving Fishing Trip To Remember

Catching stripers in the November surf when the world seemed simpler.

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Pure Magic

Two men keep the old ways alive in Finland by stalking fish by firelight with a spear

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The End Is Near

November is not without its attractions as another fishing season in the Northeast winds down.

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Knocking on the Door

You feel the end of the season acutely on the outer islands and headlands and beneath the bluffs.

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Follow Your Bliss

Life should be an adventure, especially the fishing life that Anglers Journal espouses

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Fishing vs. College

Rather than starting freshman year at Clemson this fall, two high school friends are traveling the country as one tries to catch every official state fish.

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Between Fish: Here and Now

The magic of fishing comes from being so engrossed in something that your mind thinks only of the here and now. After several months of being stalked by a virus that you can’t see or hear or smell, it was nice to be back fishing — and feeling like the hunter once again.

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Rev It Up

Editor Bill Sisson reflects on a topsy-turvy year and how a big fish helped push the reset button

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Regulator 24XO

The 24XO was introduced at the Miami International Boat show in February, and it’s the second model in a new line that combines the shallow-water capability of a bay boat with a deep-vee hull capable of heading offshore when the weather is right. The first model, introduced last year, was the 26XO.

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The Cobia 330 dual console

The Cobia 330 dual console is the latest model from the Fort Pierce, Florida, builder. The company’s largest dual console, the boat is designed for family fun, fishing and day cruising.

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Long Shots

A twilight evening of fishing on a familiar beach takes the author back 50 years to his childhood.

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Happily Dazzled

A wilderness trip to the backwoods of Maine reconnects the author with the simple life

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Bouncer

Iconic South Florida charter captain Bouncer Smith has taken more than 15,000 people fishing in a half-century on the water

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If You’re Born to Hang...

Our rituals teach us that we don’t need the biggest boat or deepest pockets to catch fish. A little “mongrel smartness” will do.

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Spring, Stripped-down

The allure of seaside towns before the crowds arrive.

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Chasing Shadows

It helps to have a little cussedness in your makeup when the beach is cold and empty, and you’re chasing the last fish of the season.

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On the Outskirts

Photographer Jeff Dworsky’s images of Stonington, Maine, taken nearly 30 years ago, reveal a world where families fished hard, shared what they had and made a hardscrabble living on the water.

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New Boat Report: Scout 530 LXF

Scout to introduce its largest center console to date at the Miami Show.

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The One - Podcast - Episode 1 - “Giant Rainbow”

Alaska angler Roger Glaspey continues to search for an elusive 15-pound rainbow

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2018 Custom Shootout

The Custom Shootout is a boat nut's dream. Find out what makes this tournament so special.

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The World's Most Technologically Advanced Sportfisherman?

A year of R&D, 3.5 years of build time and a $20 million price tag to match all adds up to what might be the most technologically advanced sportfisherman ever built. Meet the mighty Jaruco here.

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Anglers Journal Wins National Award

The Summer issue of Anglers Journal magazine recently received a national award for the best full issue in the consumer Outdoor/Sports category.

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Great Summer Photos

Enjoy spectacular photography from the summer issue of Anglers Journal.

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‘You Would Have Loved My Old Man’

Capt. Bub Kohn was a colorful charter skipper and waterfront character

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Old School

Exploring a language all our own

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The Pursuit Of Elbow Room

Often the most memorable places are the ones that are hard to reach, such as a tiny island that pokes its rocky snout up amid rips and tide races.

Painter Stanley Meltzoff captures a bluefish feeding frenzy.

Zero to Hero with just one fish

A summer love story with a bluefish playing a supporting role

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Caught In Time

A conversation with antique tackle expert Jim Schottenham

Working the edges, flats and rocky coves from a kayak.

Out of the Slipstream

Working the shallow tidewaters by kayak, I move between schools of here-and-now stripers and the history of an ancient salt marsh on the eve of the Revolution

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‘You have to make a perfect cast’

A husband and wife remember two special rainbows that came out of gin-clear New Zealand waters

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‘I almost couldn’t breathe’

A retired Northwest guide remembers an epic battle with a mint-bright giant chinook, ‘a once in a lifetime fish’

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Spring, stripped-down

These lonely little fish towns have their own peculiar rhythms, their own unwritten rules. One set of dos and don’ts for locals, another for tourists

Dave Anderson with a nice 40-plus-pound fish, which he released.

'I felt a little tick, and then my drag was screaming'

Surf fishing aficionado Dave Anderson recalls two striped bass that helped make him the fisherman he is today

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