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SHORE SIDE REMINDER

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
While covering the recent New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council Meeting in Stafford Township, The Fisherman’s managing editor, Jim Hutchinson, Jr., learned a bit of info that state surfcasters should keep in mind. “We were discussing some enforcement issues in the state, and the New Jersey conservation officer I was ...

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Ice, Ice, Baby!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Yes, that is a reference to a 1-hit wonder of the late 1980’s. I’ll go sit in my corner for a few minutes for making the reference, but at least I’ll be chuckling as I go! Anyway, on the fishing front, freshwater fishing is the biggest game in town with ...

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PARTY TURNS TO BLACKFISH

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
High temps this week along the Jersey and Delaware coast are expected to range from the mid 30’s to low 40’s, though some warmer temperatures are expected by the weekend. Rough and windy conditions shut down much of the weekend action, but a calmer pattern falls into place for ...

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WARMING TEMPS SHOULD HELP

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Last week’s brief warmup did little to trigger much in the way of fishing reports, as wind and rough seas, as well as iced up waterways left few opportunities for boats to get to the cod grounds. A couple of boats did get out last Wednesday and again on Sunday ...

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COLD AIR, HOT FISHING!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This was a week of extreme opposite for local fishermen. On the one hand, if you enjoy fishing for cod in the winter months then the last few days have not been pleasant. A few boats were able to sail in frigid weather before the big snow storm, but more ...

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FISHING THE DEEP FREEZE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Ice fishing was the only option for those looking to bend a rod this week as record setting low temperatures and Thursday’s snowstorm kept the region in a deep freeze. There are still a handful of South Shore and Montauk party boats prepared to target cod, pollock, ling and possibly ...

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ICE ACTION HEATS UP

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Bitter cold at New Year’s coupled with the blizzard (sorry, “bombogenesis”) last Thursday has put a serious damper on participation. However, ice fishermen are already scoring big on ponds and lakes throughout the region; put and take trout areas are producing tasty treats through the ice, while larger lakes ...

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BLACK SEA BASS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Atlantic states from Massachusetts through Virginia have scheduled public hearings to gather public comment on Draft Addendum XXX to the Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, beginning with Delaware on January 3 and New Jersey on January 4. The Delaware public hearing on the new black sea bass management proposal ...

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FISHING THE DEEP FREEZE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
As the deep freeze continues to grip our region, ice fishermen may be the only anglers wearing smiles this week. Following the closure of sea bass and porgy seasons on Sunday, the handful of South Shore and Montauk party boats sailing over the winter will now focus on cod, pollock, ...

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THE ICE IS NICE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Unless you’ve been hiding out in your basement, or visiting a friend on a tropical island, then you know that we’re stuck smack dab in the middle of some darn cold, arctic-like weather across all of New England. For the better part of a week the daytime temperatures in most ...

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