March 22, 2020 – In a personal address to readers and advertisers, Mike Caruso, owner/publisher of The Fisherman Magazine, explains how the publication plans to deal with the future effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and non-essential business closures in many states within the readership area.

Over the last few weeks, life as we know it has changed for everyone. The global COVID-19 pandemic has placed challenges on the lifestyles, of the entire fishing community including, readers, advertisers, our vendors and our staff. First and foremost, we wish you, our Fisherman family, safety, and good health. Better days are most definitely ahead for all of us.

Efforts to control the spread of coronavirus have resulted in non-essential business closures in many states within our readership area and with quarantines, and school closures the entire country, but especially the northeast in lockdown mode. As a result, our weekly printing and delivery system is especially vulnerable to a major slowdown in production and delivery of the print magazine. As a result, weekly newsprint issues will cease for the foreseeable future, and be replaced with an enhanced digital magazine available to subscribers online at We’ve heard you and know the importance of on time delivery and under the current conditions the digital edition assures that your magazine is delivered on time. This change only effects the newsprint weekly issues, there is no change to the monthly, glossy magazine and it will continue to be printed and mailed to you as always.

Again, here’s the new subscription plan for now. You will continue to receive 12 monthly, glossy, full feature print magazine issues. The weekly newsprint issues will be available in their digital magazine format every Monday for subscribers to access on

Accessing your digital edition online is easy. Just go to Click on “Magazine” at the top of the screen. Then click on the magazine edition you’d like to read. If you already have an online account which is Free to all print magazine subscribers, just click the Red button under the image of the magazine cover, “Already a subscriber Login in here”, and the digital magazine will begin to load. Or if you subscribe but have not set up an online account, click the blue button, “Already a subscriber & need to create a login”. Follow the direction from there and you’ll be set up to access the digital edition. We’re here to help you get set up online. For help call 866-347-4836 or email us at [email protected]

As many of you have already discovered, we recently rolled out The Fisherman TV on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV which delivers our best fishing videos to your TV. We encourage you to check it out while at home.

I thank you for your past support and ask for your support going forward as we adapt to every and any condition we’re confronted with. Good fishing and stay well everyone.

Publisher, Michael Caruso