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SEA BASS OPENS 5/15

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
While many party boats running along the Central and North Jersey coast are reporting some of the very best ling fishing in recent memory, the start of the black sea bass fishery on Wednesday, May 15 will undoubtedly switch focus in whatever port you turn. On the striper front, ...

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FLUKE AND PORGIES OFF TO FAST START

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Porgy season opened with a bang in Peconic Bay and the opening of fluke season on Saturday saw many good catches made along the South Shore and on the East End with a good showing of keepers and some quality fish in the mix. Bluefish showed in good numbers in ...

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RAIN CAN’T DRENCH EFFORT

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Overall it was another good week of striped bass fishing along the northern coast. According to North Jersey field editor JB Kasper, boaters were trolling, chunking and livelining their way to bass in the 30-pound and up range, while bluefish also made their presence felt along the lower side ...

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TONS OF TROUT

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
From Connecticut to the Cape and up into northern New England, trout action remains very good. With browns, rainbows, tigers and even some lakers being reported, there’s no better time than right now to get your trout fix! If you’d rather some saltwater action, striped bass are spread pretty much ...

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BLUES & BLUEFIN

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Striped bass fishing continues to be very good in North Jersey despite the weather problems most of the week. Friday’s rains and Saturday’s “breezy conditions” kept a lot of anglers off the water, but those that did fish enjoyed some good action. While weather may have scattered the bass, ...

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FLUKE AND PORGIES READY AND WAITING

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Big porgies are already settled into Peconic Bay, and good numbers of fluke are being caught as bycatch by striped bass anglers, setting up what looks to be a very good opening week for both species. Porgies open up on Wednesday and fluke season follows on Saturday. The first weakfish ...

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TOG & TROUT TOPS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Once again, with the spring blackfish season closing on April 30 in Connecticut, the bite has finally turned on! Lots of solid 4- to 6-pound fish are being caught with the occasional 8-pluys-pounder and even a couple double-digit fish from the Milford to New Haven area. The season remains open ...

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LOTS OF BITES!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
With the excitement of Opening Day now a week-plus in the mirror, trout fishing remains very good as the second round of stocking has begun in many states. The cool weather and plentiful rains have kept flows up in many of the streams, perfect trout fishing conditions! Stripers have begun ...

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TAUTOG THRU APRIL 30

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
While Delaware’s blackfish fishermen will have until May 15, New Jersey’s short and sweet April tautog fishery is just about complete. Though a tough week of windy, rainy weather kept a lot of the boats tide up, the next week and a half should produce some of the very ...

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WEST END BASS RED HOT

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
West End boats continue to enjoy a banner spring as Raritan Bay striper action remains red hot. The waters bordered by Sandy Hook, the Verrazano Bridge and Staten Island are producing big scores on fish up to 30 pounds for anglers dunking bunker or clams, casting plugs or swim shads, ...

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