So it's not trolling or light-tackle fishing, but who cares? It's a lot of fun, and the big pay-off is at the dinner table.
Savvy anglers have been fooling striped bass and bluefish on umbrella rigs for years. Gary Caputi shares the insiders' tactics with downriggers, super-braids and soft-plastics that are breathing new life into this deadly trolling weapon!
Check out the latest and greatest offshore rods, reels, line, lures, teasers, rod belts, tackle systems and more!
The little town of Ocean Isle Beach may be North Carolina's best-kept secret when it comes to producing inshore and offshore fishing for the light-tackle enthusiast.
Put on your long underwear and foul-weather gear as Salt Water Sportsman's Gary Caputi takes you aboard a NOAA research vessel to tag trophy striped bass on the wintering grounds off North Carolina's Outer Banks.
When the weather turns hot and the stripers get finicky, live eels are one bait you can count on to put them in an eating mood!
Thanks to modern reels, rods, line and fighting belts, fishermen are taking on outsized game fish on lighter, easier-to-handle tackle - and having more fun in the process.
Take a look at the hottest new rods, reels, lines, lures and other fishing goodies that are heading your way.
The True World Marine TF242 provides a simple, sturdy platform ready for almost any fishing conditions.