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TOG, COD & SEA BASS!

Posted By Tony Salerno
Location: East End Long Island
This will be the last East End report for the 2018 season. The next report will be in the 2019 January issue. In the meantime, most of the open and charter boats will be sailing right to the end of December chasing togs until mid-month, and cod and sea bass ...

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TURKEY DAY STRIPERS

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
Stripers are still going to be your best bet in my opinion, but at any time these fish could bolt for their wintering grounds. Watch for birds and marks on your electronics for sand eels. Diamond Jigs, Mojo and Bunker Spoons will all account for solid late season action. If ...

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WEATHER ADAPTATIONS

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
It was another week of less than fishable weather, but anglers made the best of it on those rare days when boats could sail.  Monday saw a fantastic tuna and swordfish bite in the canyons while Saturday the inshore boats were able to find some sea bass.  On the Chesapeake, ...

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ACTION IN THE GOM

Posted By Greg Metcalf
Location: South Shore Mass. to Maine
There are a few bright spots on the saltwater front. The haddock and jumbo pollock fishing is very good when the weather allows you to get out. Stellwagen Bank’s Northwest corner is a safe bet to fill your freezer for the winter. Make sure to check the weather first, however, ...

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BASS AND TOG COMBO

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: North Shore Long Island
Everyone is happy about the overall numbers of blackfish but not so happy about the number of keepers. The fish are not hard to find and large numbers of them are available on local wrecks and rocky structure. Some spots to try are the City Island area bridges, Execution Light, ...

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BASS BLITZ CONTINUES

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
Once again the best bet for this week is striped bass! The bass have invaded the Moriches to Fire Island area, the only issue is finding larger fish. There is a ton of fish from teen to 25 pounds, but fish over 30 have been quite sporadic. Watch your electronics ...

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BIG BASS ARRIVING

Posted By Bob Misak
Location: Southern New Jersey
The past week was another tough one for those anglers trying to get out front for sea bass. But there were a few days, including Veteran’s Day Sunday, that winds calmed and allowed for some reef fishing, but the bigger humpbacks are holing up at 100 to 120 feet ...

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COLD CHAINS

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
If you enjoy catching big chain pickerel, you have a good chance of doing so right now and for the rest of the open-water season. Heavy chains—those weighing 3 to 6 pounds and more—spend warm months in deep, cold water. But in late autumn as shallow-water temperatures drop into the ...

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EASE THE WIND

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: Connecticut
For the third week in a row, or is the fourth, I am writing about the wind. This has been THE windiest fall I can remember. And it seems like the relentless wind has dropped the water temps much faster than anyone expected. The porgy season is, pretty much, over. ...

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HOT TOGGING

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
Tautog fishing has been excellent so far this season and with water temperatures just getting down to around 55 degrees the bite should remain strong for at least a few more weeks. If there has been an upside to be had from the poor weather we’ve been seeing lately, it ...

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