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THE BIRD IS THE WORD

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
A right of spring in my household is the first sighting of any number of avian spring arrivals including osprey, great blue heron (pterodactyls), robins, bluebirds and more. I am not much of a birder, but I appreciate how the arrival and departure of certain bird species mark milestones of ...

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BUNKER, BASS & BLUES?

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The big story at the Jersey Shore this past week is the presence of bunker, and a lot of them in some areas. Up the Shrewsbury River a fish kill along the Oceanport shores had some folks worried about all that dead bunker; most believe it’s just a natural ...

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FISHING OPPORTUNITIES EXPANDING AS APRIL NEARS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Tomorrow signals the first official day of spring, and with the openings of flounder and blackfish seasons looming just two weeks away, a new fishing season is on the verge of taking shape. Truth be known, the first couple of weeks of April still do not offer anglers much opportunity, ...

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ON TO THE RI SW SHOW

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
The second-to-last show where you can find The Fisherman Magazine here in New England kicks-off this Friday as the New England Saltwater Fishing Show rolls into Providence, RI, for three days of saltwater fishing fun on March 22 – 24. You can find The Fisherman at booth #827 – 828—we ...

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COD, TROUT AND SHOWS ON THIS WEEK’S MENU

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Lots of mild weather in the forecast for the week ahead which bodes well for the first round of trout stockings by DEC, and for anyone hoping for a shot at cod. Saturday’s flat calm ocean allowed the Super Hawk to run to offshore east end wrecks where they found ...

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SLOW BUT SURE STRIPERS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The cold snap last week didn’t do much to help the striper action or the participation heading into the weekend. A few catches were reported in the Mullica, primarily those who’ve splashed earlier or trailer boats. Sunny start to this week and a little warming trend heading into ...

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TWO MORE SHOWS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
After a successful Striper Surf Day over the weekend at Rivers End Tackle, we have just two more events for the New England edition this year. First up on March 22 – 24, the New England Saltwater Fishing Show rolls into Providence, RI, for three days of saltwater fishing fun. ...

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IN LIKE A LION

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Let’s hope the old saying, “If March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb” holds true this year. As I write this I just finished shoveling 6 inches of slush from my driveway and around the house from last night’s storm (it was too heavy for ...

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NJ’S FIRST KEEPER STRIPER

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The first keeper striper registered during the 2019 spring season came for Beau Bosley with snow still on the ground on Friday morning, March 1. The 28-incher took bloodworm and earned Beau a gift certificate at Absecon Bay Sportsman Center. Pretty decent striped bass action reported from there, ...

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SPRING FISHING DRAWING CLOSE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
We dodged another bullet Sunday night into Monday as the anticipated snowstorm fizzled into another rainy mess, but whose complaining except teachers and students whose hope for a rare snow day were dashed by the well timed arrival of warmer temperatures than predicted. Well, it’s March, daylight savings is this ...

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