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CATCH AN OFFSHORE WRECK TRIP OR HIT BLOCK ISLAND

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
The two best options this week appear to be an offshore wreck trip out of ports like Captree, Point Lookout, Freeport and Sheepshead Bay. Jumbo sea bass, porgies, cod, haddock, bluefish, pollock and red hake are all real possibilities on these trips. Out in Montauk, boats heading to Block Island ...

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COD, TOG & TUNA

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This time of the year the fishing is pretty predictable. Seasons begin closing (like blackfish in Connecticut as of 11/27), and some fish simply move out of the area (like bluefish.) This limits the variety one might have before them when deciding on when or where to fish, but it ...

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THANKSGIVING TEASE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
While many folks have laid up their boats for the winter, plenty of other folks are out enjoying the late fall run of striped bass down the coast. There were several reports of good fish trolled up and jigged along the South Jersey coast last week, with 20- and ...

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TIME FOR JUMBO SEA BASS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Blackfishing remains solid in many areas but there is a definite movement now to deeper water structure. Sea bass action remains excellent at Block Island and South Shore open boats making offshore wreck trips are reporting limit catches of jumbos. Increasing numbers of cod are mixing with sea bass and ...

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TOG & TURKEY

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
As we fast-approach the final days of November, fishing pressure—but not the opportunities—is on the drop. There are still plenty of striped bass to be caught with fish reported from the Canal to Long Island Sound (and beyond), although finding a “keeper” is a bit of a struggle. Your best ...

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GO WEST FOR BIG BASS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, Montauk and North Fork captains are calling the blackfishing the best in years. It remains excellent around Fishers Island and environs, with some good catches also coming from around Block Island, where sea bass rule the roost. Increasing numbers of cod are also mixing into the action at ...

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MIXED-BAG BONANAZA

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Bottom fishing remains your best bet right now with a wide variety of species being landed. Inshore you can get a good mix of tautog and black sea bass on the rockpiles, with a sprinkling of cod being seen in Rhody waters. Out deep you can add pollock, haddock and ...

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PEANUTS & SAND EELS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The big story since last week’s report is the 67.55-pound striped bass caught on a TGT rattle spoon by Tyler Lang aboard Capt. Vinny Vetere’s Katfish Charters out of Staten Island. You may have seen the hanging scale photo from Great Kills Bait and Tackle in Staten Island, but ...

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58-POUND STRIPER

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
As you can see from the photo of Jeff Fairbanks aboard Tim Fitzpatrick's boat the Noserider, there are still good fish entering New Jersey waters and moving down along the coast. “This past week saw some excellent striped bass fishing along the northern coast,” noted field editor JB Kasper going ...

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BLACKFISHING STAYS HOT

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, hit one of the open or charter boats from Orient by the Sea Marina or inside Montauk Harbor and head out for blackfish since the fishing continues to be exceptional during both tides with the big females starting to chew well. Most anglers get their limits of fish ...

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