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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 DIP, NY

Situated roughly 69 nautical miles southeast of Moriches Inlet, The Dip becomes absolutely insane when schools of yellowfin, albacore and bigeyes rise above the thermoclines to feed near the surface. Read more »

WATCH HILL POINT, RI

From the early signs of striped bass in May on through the last few stragglers in November, Watch Hill Point provides season-long action for the shore-bound angler. Read more »

WESTPORT RIVER, MA

About mid-way south between Fall River and New Bedford, the Westport River is a moderate sized bay with good flow that draws marine gamefish up from the sound all season. Read more »

WETHERSFIELD COVE ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER, CT

From panfish, bigmouths and pike to catfish, salmon and stripers, year-round action awaits anglers at this local hot spot. Read more »

POINT JUDITH LIGHT, RI

If you're willing to do the lobster pot dance with your vessel, the rips around this area are a haven for striped bass. Read more »

THE WEST GROUNDS, BLOCK ISLAND, RI

A steep rise in the seafloor makes this a top spot for catching everything from stipers to your favorite bottom fish. Read more »

DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL AND FEEDER, NJ

The Delaware & Raritan Canal and Feeder Canal offer close to 60 miles of quality angling for just about anything one wants to cast for. Read more »

SACHUEST POINT, NEWPORT, RI

A happenstance cast and a fast-running striped bass open up a world of angling opportunity for this author. And maybe for you, too. Read more »

PORT JEFFERSON HARBOR, NY

Protected from wind in virtually any direction, this busy North Shore harbor produces stripers, blues, porgy, snappers, fluke and flounder. Read more »

ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, NJ

Island Beach State Park spans ten miles of a well-known surfcasting playground and wildlife-watchers wonderland. Read more »

HORTONS POINT, NY

These rocky waters are legendary for doormat fluke, monster blues, stripers, false albacore, bulldog blackfish and humpbacked porgies. Read more »

MONKSVILLE RESERVOIR, NJ

Monksville Walleyes and more in this hot Jersey impoundment. Read more »

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