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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 CORAL BEDS, DE

The Coral Beds off Slaughter Beach, Delaware is a surefire mixed-medley fish dormitory. Read more »

THE LINDENKOHL CANYON, NJ

Power off to the cobalt depths where tuna, marlin, wahoo and whales all come to find abundant forage as canyon season cruises along on the sound of twin diesels. Read more »

THE MONSTER LEDGE, NJ

An easily reached offshore attraction that gets a steady dose of shark-seeking chumsters looking for that small boat mako. Read more »

THE RED CHURCH, NJ

Fluke and sea bass congregate to this well-worked, but productive area. Set your course for the steeple and bounce those bottom rigs. Read more »

ENFIELD DAM STRIPED BASS, CT

Situated some 50-plus miles from the mouth of the Connecticut River, the Enfield Dam marks the first major obstruction for shad and herring as they return to their spawning grounds. Read more »

HULL GUT, MA

This narrow passage used by tanker ships loaded with oil entering Quincy's Fore River is loaded with stripers and acessible from shore. Read more »

JOHN J. FRITZ MEMORIAL PIER - SMITH POINT COUNTY PARK, NY

For as long as I can remember, Narrow Bay at the western border of Moriches Bay has been a hotspot for local action. Read more »

MASSAPEQUA COVE, NY

Located on the north side of South Oyster Bay, Massapequa Cove is nestled between Biltmore Beach on the east and Alhambra Beach to the west. Read more »

MOUTH OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER, CT

In a state known for a severe lack of public access for shore-bound anglers, the area around the mouth of the Connecticut River, on both the east and west sides, provides super opportunities for local anglers. Read more »

OCEAN BEACH TO POINT OF WOODS, NY

Located on the south side of Great South Bay, this stretch of water borders Fire Island. Read more »

PAWN ROCK OFF LITTLE RIVER, MA

It’s a pretty inconspicuous location, but occasionally they are the ones that produce the best action. Read more »

THE BREACHWAYS OF SOCO, RI

My first real surfcasting experiences took place atop the rocks of the three breachways located in South Country, Rhode Island: Weekapaug, Quonochontaug and Charlestown. Read more »

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