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TIME FOR COD

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This is a great time for bottom fisherman in Southern New England with blackfish, sea bass, porgies, winter flounder, stripers, bluefish, huge choggies and of course cod hitting the deck. One reef or rockpile can, at times, produce any and all of these species, and you might even see some ...

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BIG BASS ON THE TROLL - BEST BLACKFISHING IN YEARS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, blackfishing remains incredible before and after the mid-week blow. Fishers Island continues to be the hot spot with quite a few big sea bass mixing in. The tog are chewing down green and white crabs and have been coming back to marinas and bait shops to 11.8 pounds. ...

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SPECKS & STRIPES

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Striped bass fishing overshadowed most other fisheries this past week along the northern coast,” noted North Jersey field editor JB Kasper in this week’s reports, which went to print very early this morning. That weekly edition is on its way to our subscribers now, but you’ll find our latest ...

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THE ‘BEST BET’

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This week’s best option is not a certain species, but instead a type of fishing: bottom fishing. Inshore you get some good blackfish including some double-digits in Buzzards Bay, off Newport, by Narragansett and inside Long Island Sound. Mixed with those tog have been black sea bass and cod, but ...

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OCTOBER OPTIONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This week saw a bit of everything from big bluefin off the Cape to double-digit tog in Narragansett Bay to schoolie bass running the surf from the Canal to well inside Long Island Sound. Bluefin of recreational-class and bigger—much bigger at times—can be found roaming from P-town all the way ...

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STRIPER RUN IN FULL SWING - EXCELLENT BLACKFISHING

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, the blackfish hysteria along the waters of the North Fork has kicked up a couple of notches as water temps near the peaking number of 55 degrees. Charter, open and private vessels focusing their efforts in the 30 to 50-foot depths of the eastern Sound, Big and Little ...

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THIS WEEK’S “BEST BET”

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Monmouth County off the Jersey Shore has been the place to be the past two weeks as big striped bass in the 30- to 50-pound range have been stacked up off the beaches. Now when we say “off the beaches” that’s pretty much been well off the beaches, with ...

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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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