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Finding the fish is half the battle but where do you start? Let The Fisherman help narrow your search with the following hot spot reviews. Each honey hole is covered in detail to reveal the best seasons, times and tides for our most popular species. Maps, tips and insights from our expert fishing staff help pin-point the best of the action in your area so you'll be there with the right lures, bait and gear when the bite is ready to explode.



QUOGUE CANAL, NY: EARLY WEAKS

Piped between the confines of Moriches and Shinnecock Bays, the Quogue Canal was once notorious for its exceptional early spring flounder run that began by mid/late February, and usually lasted until mid-April. Read more »

SABATTUS POND, ME

Sabattus Pond is a warm, shallow-water habitat featuring some of the finest northern pike and smallmouth bass fishing in southeast Maine. Read more »

SIGHTS ON TILCON, NJ

The former abandoned quarry now known as Tilcon Lake is set to become one of the hottest freshwater venues in New Jersey. Read more »

SUDBURY RESERVOIR, MA

The Sudbury Reservoir, located in the metrowest region of Massachusetts, just might be one of the Commonwealth's best kept secrets when it comes to big bass. Read more »

THE TIDAL CARMANS, NY

Located in the Town of Brookhaven, the Carmans River estuary is one of only four major riverine ecosystems on Long Island. Read more »

WACHUSETT RESERVOIR: SCAR HILL BLUFFS, MA

Many central Massachusetts anglers have no idea that they have a great opportunity to catch lake trout from the shore right in their back yards. Read more »

DEEP HOLE, RI

This is one of those “Hot Areas” as opposed to a single hotspot. Read more »

SHARK RIVER REEF, NJ

This year, it was a floating city on the water with lights at night and angling fireworks by day. The deepest of NJ’s artificial reefs is a constant producer. Read more »

SOUTHWEST POINT, BLOCK ISLAND, RI

Over the years, some massive bass and memorable nights have been had along the pebbly shore of this hot spot. Read more »

THE FAMED CAPE MAY RIPS

The Cape May Rips attract anglers, bass, bucktails and eels to a fall fishery that features big linesiders. Read more »

FALSE ALBACORE ALLEY, SANDY HOOK, NJ

Surfcasters with albacore experience know that their best shots at hooking up tunny are from vantage points along the local beaches on this sandy peninsula. Read more »

HERRING POINT, CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK, LEWES, DE

A revitalized angling arena with boundless opportunity for First State surfcasters. Read more »

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