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Season of the Surf

The fall migration lures legions of diehards into the suds, where they cast night and day for one last fish

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Playing for Keeps

A group of hard-fishing captains heads to the Cape each June for the spring striper run

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Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowfin tuna are beautiful fish whose speed and power put them in a class of their own

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Striped Bass

The writer remembers the striper that made his world go topsy-turvy

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Damn Near Perfect

Here at last was an almost-virgin, freestone stream that looked like the streams that Arnold Gingrich, Ray Bergman and A.J. McClane had written about.

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Fighting big fish with Ernest Hemingway

One of big-game fishing’s greatest practitioners, Ernest Hemingway believed that fighting large marlin and tuna should be a fair contest of strength between fish and fisherman.

Key West was a beacon for the author and his friends, and tarpon were objects of desire.

Tom and the Fat Boys

D’Artagnan would be proud of these musketeers — artists and writers who fished, hunted, drank and cooked from one end of the country to the other, with Key West as a beacon.

The bass ranged from schoolies to some nice fish.

Beach Blitz

The peanut bunker were so thick you could walk on them, and stripers romped day and night.

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Beautiful Brawn

I clearly remember that moment when my fishing DNA changed forever.