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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.



MERCER LAKE, NJ

Imagine a musky in Lake Mercer. Fish this lush esox lair and you may not have to image. Read more »

BERKLEY ISLAND COUNTY PARK, NJ

This Ocean Couty New Jersey locale is ideal for family summer outings. Read more »

SHREWSBURY ROCKS, NJ

Order your bass, sea bass, fluke and blues "on the rocks" at this natural structure just off the north Jersey Coast. Read more »

OCEAN CITY REEF, NJ

It's not only Ocean City, but also tog, sea bass and fluke city. Get the low down on this New Jersey artificial reef site. Read more »

FORGE POND, NY

This part of the Peconic River system is home to some of the best largemouth bass action on Long Island. Read more »

THE OLD GROUNDS, DE

Conversation about big flounder begins and ends with a trip to the Old Grounds off Delaware and Cape May. Read more »

BUDD LAKE, NJ

Get up close and personal with pike in this New Jersey esox environment that fuels state stocking programs. Read more »

BARNEGAT LIGHT REEF, NJ

Easy pickin's in sight of Old Barney is the Hallmark of this New Jersey artificial reef site Read more »

FIRE ISLAND REEF, NY

This scattered near-shore reef gives up sea bass, porgies, ling, blackfish, stripers, bluefish and even a few cod. Read more »

PORT JEFF SLABS, NY

Thanks to the ice age, fluke abound in many spots along this sandy-bottomed seafloor. Read more »

FORT WETHERIL, RI

Deep, cool water ensures that this Rhode Island gem will give up fish on even the hottest summer day. Read more »

ROBERT MOSES BRIDGE, NY

Whether you’re hunting stripers, fluke or blackfish, the waters under and around this bridge can be counted on to produce some action. Read more »

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