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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.



HAMBURG COVE, CT

The early spring is prime time for light-tackle enthusiasts to target schoolies in this angler's paradise. Read more »

MILLSTONE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, CT

Millstone Nuclear Power Plant's two active reactors spew fast discharges of clean, warm, fish-holding water into Long Island Sound. Read more »

TOWNSENDS INLET, NJ

Bottom boucing at its finest at this artificial reef site. Read more »

LITTLE EGG INLET, NJ

Belly up to the bass bar that is South Jersey's Little Egg Inlet Read more »

EXECUTION ROCK, NY

Execution Rock is home to some wild striped bass, bluefish and blackfish action throughout the spring, summer and fall. Read more »

SANDY HOOK REEF, NJ

Hit the Sandy Hook Reef next time you venture out past Raritan Bay for a slamming time with all species. Read more »

SORE THUMB SURF, NY

This ever-changing post at the gateway to Fire Island Inlet remains a key spot for stripers, blues and fluke. Read more »

MONTAUK'S NORTH SIDE SURF, NY

This area’s sweeping currents put fish-holding rips - and the stripers that prowl them - within easy range of thankful surfcasters. Read more »

THE MULLICA RIVER, NJ

Master the Mullica as this South Jersey River gives up her secrets. Read more »

HITCHING POST, NY

Cool waters and a touch of structure tempt hungry gamesters to lurk in this spot right through the summer.  Read more »

THE ATLANTIC CITY REEF, NJ

Flatties, seabass, tog and more lurk down in the depths amongst the snags of the Atlantic City Reef. Read more »

SCUSETT FISHING PIER, MA

Structure and fast-moving water make this location a haven for stripers, keeper cod, pollock and more. Read more »

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