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FEATURE ARTICLES BY CAPT. JOHN MCMURRAY
Capt. John McMurray's "3rd" and related career is that of a freelance writer. McMurray has written well over 100-acticles on fishing and marine fisheries conservation. He has become a well known and well respected outdoor writer over the years. In 2006 he won the Coastal Conservation Association New York Friend of Fisheries Conservation award (click here to see press release).
John writes the Resource Column for Flyfishing in Saltwaters and for 6 years wrote the NY/NJ Fishwire at Reel-Time.com. He is a regular contributor to Saltwater Sportsman, Sportfishing, Shallow Water Angler, FLW Saltwater and the L.I. Fisherman and has had feature articles and/or photography published in Saltwater Flyfishing, Tide Magazine, Nor’east Saltwater, Newsday and the New York Times. Below is a sampling of McMurray's feature articles. To see McMurray's conservation articles click here: (McMurray's Conservation Articles)
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Jamaica Bay offers a unique opportunity to sight fish for striped bass just behind JFK airport. Earplugs sold separately.
Stalking Stripers on the Northeast's Famed Sod Banks
Six tips for taking big fish among small bait
Tracking tuna around the city that never sleeps
A few simple courtesies will allow both flyfishermen and conventional anglers to fish a blitz of gamefish.
Which method works best for Stalking Gamefish in Shallow Water
The biggest, laziest stripers lurk beneath schools of mature bunker. Here's how to get down to'em
In waters surrounding New York City there are places where game fish are as abundant as stock traders on Wall Street
Catch Stripers Near Structure on Poppers
When you have to first get their attention, pick a popper for the job.
New York’s Jamaica Bay offers a refuge for anglers and fish alike, just a stone’s throw from the Big Apple.
Few spots rival Montauk, New York when it comes to producing wild fall action with the Northeast's top inshore gamefish.
When the fish didn't fight much at first, angler Patrick Long and Captain John McMurray figured it was a schoolie striper; turns out it was a 15.5-pound weakfish. The fish, caught with a Deceiver fly on 20-pound tippet in Jamaica Bay, near New York City, would have thumped the current world record by more than four pounds.
Tuna Traffic Jam
Want to chase blitzing skipjacks, bonito and false albacore though a working urban harbor? You'd better hurry up because they'll be moving on in a New York Minute.
A guide to properly releasing some of our most popular gamefish.
Shallow-water bluefish challenge light-tackle anglers
Fish Northern Salt-Marsh Creeks for Superb Shallow Action
How a small flatfish may change our management priorities
Believe it or not, there are white-sand flats just a stones throw from the city
of a Marsh
Stripers, blues and more head up the Northeast salt marsh mix.
Poppers on the Rocks
When trophy stripers get finicky, make some noise.
Grass shrimp are key to the Northeast marsh bite
Big fall stripers key on the peanut bunker run.
Capt. John McMurray on the cover of The Fisherman: Capt. McMurray has written dozens of articles for the fisherman. In fact too many to list here.