Northeast Offshore Grab-Bag

Summer fishing off the Northeast coast conjures surprising Gulf Stream species

Northeast Offshore Grab-Bag

Northeast Offshore Grab-Bag

Each summer, wolf packs of makos to 150 pounds follow Gulf Stream eddies toward nearshore shelves.By Doug Olander
Mahi Fun

Mahi Fun

Go light tackle for small dolphinfishBy Capt. John Raguso
Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna

Giant or school size, bluefin tuna always make fun quarry. Here an angler poses with a schoolie before its release.By Capt. John Raguso
Stream Dynamics

Stream Dynamics

A “severe meander” in the Gulf Stream — which normally flows from southwest to northeast, north of Cape Hatteras — creates the warm-core eddies that nearshore anglers seek during summer fish migrations.Courtesy ROFFS
Northeast Tackle

Northeast Tackle

Penn 16 VSX reels offer up to 24 pounds of drag at strike and hold 475 yards of 80-pound braid with a topshot.By Capt. John Raguso
Double Rig

Double Rig

Capt. John N. Raguso’s two-piece wire leader for shark fishing.By Capt. John Raguso
Choice Lures

Choice Lures

Small lures such as jet heads and squids help anglers cover ground on the troll.By Capt. John Raguso