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BIG STRIPERS ARRIVE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
This week’s field editor reports are included in the November printing of the New Jersey, Delaware Bay edition of The Fisherman Magazine out this week. While the 11th month of the year is just a week and a half out, the traditional October action along the coast is finally kicking ...

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POST-STORM POSITIVETY

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Despite getting hammered on consecutive weeks by a pair of big nor’easters, fishing in Southern New England remains very good. From solid catches of blackfish on the rockpiles, to hordes of small bass in the surf, to bluefin still working bait off the Cape, there is plenty to look forward ...

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TOG SEASON OFF TO GREAT START

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, striped bass seemed to have moved towards the west with only a handful of shorts remaining locally. Sea bass and scup remain steady by Block, but the big news is the incredible tog fishing along the North Fork as all the Orient charter and open boats are getting ...

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TOG OPENS ON BOTH SHORES

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Blackfish season opened up on Long Island Sound this past Friday, while the season in New York Bight (South Shore) opens tomorrow - Tuesday, October 15. Tog fans have been anxiously awaiting these dates and should be out in force in the coming weeks. There was a month-long spring season ...

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TOG’S TOPS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Blackfish are finally an option across all of New England as the fall season opened on Thursday in Connecticut, joining up with the great action already being seen in Massachusetts and Rhode Island the last few weeks. While the late-week bite was noted as “difficult” in most places due to ...

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BACK IN BLACK SEA BASS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
New Jersey’s black sea bass fall season is officially reopen as of Tuesday, October 8 as a 10 fish bag limit with 12-1/2-inch size kicks in through the end of the month. On November 1, it goes to a 15 fish bag and 13-size limit in New Jersey to finish ...

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LOTSA SCHOOLIES

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Schoolie bass, and loads of them, seems to be the theme of late. From Boston through the Canal on past Newport over along South County and well inside Long Island Sound and beyond, striped bass from 12 to 24 inches can be found blasting schools of small bait. It’s really ...

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TOG SEASON OPENS; LI SOUND 10/11 - NY BIGHT 10/15

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, a strong dose of wind, rain and more wind certainly made this week one of the slowest so far this season. Rough seas and the other elements kept most charter and open boats tied to the dock. When captain’s and anglers found windows of opportunity, they found acres ...

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A MIXED BAG

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Holy mullet,” is how surfcasting reporter Nick Honachefsky led off his Beach Talk report in this week’s printed edition of The Fisherman Magazine. Nick said it’s been quite a mullet run so far as up, with short stripers and schools of cocktail class bluefish pouncing on the migrating mullet. ...

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FALL FISHING TAKING SHAPE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, black sea bass are this week’s best bet as the indigo beauties are all over the North and South Forks with many true knuckleheads to 6 pounds swimming over rocky lairs. Fishers Island has started to produce many jumbos, while Block Island and Southwest Ledge remain the mainstay. ...

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