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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.



THE RACE

By far the largest tidal entrance of eastern Long Island Sound, the Race is located northeast of Little Gull Island and southwest of Fishers Island in New York waters. Read more »

THE STOLT DAGALI WRECK NEW JERSEY

It’s only a chunk of a ship, but this piece has good structure that attracts all forms of life for Jersey wreck and pelagic crews Read more »

TIN CAN GROUNDS

Was it an accidental ammunition explosion, or was it a torpedo from a German U-Boat? Read more »

WAYWAYANDA LAKE IS WAY WAY GOOD

A suburban bass bonanza and more awaits Jersey anglers willing to bear its northern exposure. Read more »

WEEKAPAUG BREACHAY

Weekapaug Breachway, located at the entrance to Winnapaug Pond in Westerly, RI, can be as busy of a spot to fish as it can be good. Read more »

FEARING POND, MYLES STANDISH STATE FOREST, MA

Target Species: Brown trout, rainbow trout, (tiger trout when available) At 14,650 acres, Myles Standish State Forest is the largest publicly-owned recreational area in Massachusetts. Read more »

MOUNT MISERY SHOAL, NY

Conveniently sandwiched between Port Jefferson and Mt. Sinai Harbors, Mt. Misery Shoal is a uniformly flat piece of bottom that extends northeasterly for about a mile in length with water depths ranging between 10 to 30 feet. Read more »

THE EIGHTS, DE

This Delaware striper haven is a good starting point when looking for those first bass feeding their way towards the river. Read more »

ABSECON BAY, NJ

Come visit after the Atlantic City Boat Show when stripers, fluke, weakfish and more feed in the fertile waters. Read more »

BLAKE CHANNEL DELAWARE BAY, DE

For trophy rock and more, setting up in this hot thoroughfare will get you bit. Read more »

FARRINGTON LAKE, NJ

When it comes to an angling sanctuary hiding in plain sight within a madhouse of humanity, traffic and commercial craziness, none does it better than this 290 acre Lake in Middlesex County. Read more »

GREEN ISLAND, NY ACCESS AREA

For decades, shore bound anglers have had to navigate their way around no parking areas, and in some cases suffer the expense of a summons, or even having their vehicle towed, in order to fish the productive back-bay areas bordering Jones Beach. Read more »

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