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BACK IN BLACKFISH

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
For those looking to angle up some tablefare, the tautog bite along the Jersey and Delaware coast has been the best bet. A little weather window is about all we need for boats to get out to the artificial reefs, where good fish have been had for folks jigging ...

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COD’s UP, TOG’s DOWN

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
After some rather solid blackfishing reports last week, the lowly tog took a noticeable backseat to some other late-fall bottom fishing species like cod, black sea bass and even haddock. In general, even when boats got out this week, blackfishing was reported to be slow to “just ok” since checking-in ...

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HADDOCK AND HERRING ON THE MENU

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
There are two interesting developments on the fishing scene this week that should get the attention of anglers who don’t mind dealing with a little cold weather. The first solid reports of herring came our way, with all of them emanating from North Shore harbors like Huntington, Northport, Cold Spring ...

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HAVE A BLAST WITH SCHOOLIE STRIPERS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Lest there be any doubt about the numbers of small stripers migrating along our coast, one has to look no further than the fishing enjoyed by Fisherman staffer Capt. John Raguso and Capt. Mike Modica over Thanksgiving weekend. Here’s John’s account of the action:


“Heading out of Moriches Inlet on ...

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NEW JERSEY FISHING LOG

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The traditional Thanksgiving fishing trips with family and friends were called off by many due to extreme temperatures. However, for those hearty souls who left the warmth of the couch and smells of turkey roasting were mostly rewarded with decent striper action. The wave one of big fish ...

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POST-HOLIDAY OPTIONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Things remain much the same boat-wise across Southern New England as they have been for the past few weeks with steady action on the likes of blackfish, black sea bass and cod when boats can sail. There was a shot of both weakfish and haddock off Block last week, with ...

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A GIFT FOR YOURSELF

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
If after buying for everyone else on your holiday gift list you still have a few bucks left, perhaps you’d like to play Santa for yourself. If so, here’s an idea intended for all freshwater fishermen. How about a crappie rod? I bought one back in August and have had ...

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BASS AND TROUT

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
The latest cold snap and Thursday’s snow virtually killed off any of the weeds in most lakes. For bass, begin dragging worms along the bottom, or like I have said many times before a smaller crankbait fished fast will still get hit hard. For trout, worms are always a good ...

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BASS N’ TOG

Posted By Charley Soares
Location: Cape Cod & The Islands
It happened sooner rather than later, but we were prepared for the four inches of snow that added hazardous weight to the roof of the boat shed. Although we had report of schoolies moving out of the Assonet into the Taunton River, and birds working the mouth of the Kikimuit ...

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BEACHCOMBINGS

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
This past week saw some good striped bass fishing start the week off only to have a Tuesday deluge usher in four straight days of nor’east winds followed by several inches of snow on Thursday and more winds on Friday and Saturday. Boats that did brave the nor’east winds jigged ...

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