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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.



MIXED BAG ON THE JONES BEACH PIERS

Since Ed Walsh and Friendly’s assumed operation of the Jones Beach Bait Station at Field 10, the fishing piers at the shop’s doorstep have enjoyed a revival of sorts. Read more »

THE NORTH BRANCH OF THE RARITAN RIVER, NJ

The North Branch often plays second fiddle to the South Branch, but this swim provides great fall trout and smallmouth action. Read more »

THE PYRAMIDS, MA

Cuttyhunk used to be hallowed ground, a place no one talked about and that fewer visited. Read more »

CUTTYHUNK ISLAND - THE SURFCASTER'S PARADISE, MA

Is there any hotter of a hotspot than Cuttyhunk Island for a surfcaster in New England? 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 »

ROBERT MOSES BACKSIDE, NY

I’ve always felt that the backsides of our South Shore inlets held infinitely more promise than the oceanfront’s sand beaches over the course of the year. Read more »

NOBSKA POINT, MA

When you look at a map or a satellite image, there are some spots that just kind of reach out and punch you in the teeth—Nobska Point is one of those spots. Read more »

AMBROSE CHANNEL, NJ

As summer flounder season fires off, haunts like the famous fluke funnel known simply as Ambrose will be producing hefty flatfish already. Read more »

CROSS BAY BRIDGES, NY

There were several guys on the embankment adjacent to the bridge, but more impressive looking were the horde of anglers on top of the bridge, all with fishing rods in hand. Read more »

DELAWARE REEF SITE 10, DE

Here is one for you Cape May and Delaware boaters. Reef site 10 is an easy shot for flounder and tog out of Indian River. Read more »

MANASQUAN INLET, NJ

From snappers to stripers, the historic inlet delivers monumental fishing on all sides. Read more »

ROUND VALLEY RESERVOIR, NJ

Bald eagles, lunker lakers, clean campgrounds and abundant angling opportunities abound at this New Jersey State Park. Read more »

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