Meeting In The Marsh

Fran Balback took his eye from the big doe in his scope. He had been about a half-second away from squeezing the trigger on her, but something, a big something, had stopped him. Mixed in with the swaying reeds of the marsh, the antlers of a big deer were moving … but what was reed and what was bone?

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Big Buck Movement On Public Land

John W. writes from Delaware to ask about his hunting area on 1,000 acres of state-owned land. It seems that there are roads that crisscross the area dividing it into about 10 plots. John wants to know why he sees bucks in the early season, but not in the late season. He wants to know where the big bucks have gone.

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Delaware’s Artificial Reefs Are Fishing Hot Spots

There’s a lot of saltwater out there, however, much of it has few or no fish in it. That’s especially true in the Mid-Atlantic region. However, some of the very best fishing structure in the entire state of Delaware is often overlooked by many anglers, despite the fact that their locations are well documented and can be easily found by anyone with a GPS and a fishfinder.

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Rutting Behavior

John D. from Delaware writes to ask about something he observed. “Last February, I watched a dandy buck mount a doe. How can this be? I thought the rut occurred in the middle of November?”

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Wintertime Wreck Fishing For Tenacious Tautog

It’s cold outside, yet there’s enjoyable saltwater fishing available to Mid-Atlantic anglers willing to brave the elements. All winter, fishing the numerous wrecks along the Delaware and New Jersey coasts can produce outstanding action with hard-fighting and great-tasting tautog, also known as tog and blackfish.

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Delaware Bay Stripers: Slip ‘Em An Eel

Decreasing daylight and falling water temperatures in October and November prompt striped bass to bunch up, chow down and migrate south along the Atlantic coast. Live eels are the No. 1 bait for stripers, and here’s how to fish with them.

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