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MULTIPLE CHOICE

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: North Shore Long Island
Choose between sure bet porgies, the chance for a big striper or a quality fluke. All three are possibilities this week. The porgy bite remains solid all over the Sound. Bass into the 30-pound class are falling to bunker chunks off of Sound points and several doormat fluke fell to ...

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OFFSHORE GOES OFF

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Rhode Island
While anglers heading towards Southwest Ledge off Block Island were treated to another week of very good striped bass fishing on large fish this week, it’s the tuna and shark and action for boats steaming a bit further east-southeast of the pork chop who were really treated to something special. ...

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PULLING TRIGGERS

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
Fishing along the northern coast had plenty of ups and downs this past week. On the fluke fishing front early week fishing saw picky action. The fishing improved later in the week; however the catch was still dominated by short fish. Porgy fishing continued its build up and provided solid ...

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REEF SITES 10 & 11

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
The warm weather had a positive impact on fishing with improved catches in the bay and the ocean. The flounder action was decent at the Old Grounds, as well as reef sites 10 and 11. Limits are still rare, but catches average two keepers per person. Jigging with 6-inch ...

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SEA BASS SOLID

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
It’s always nice to have a variety of species to choose from. Sea bass fishing just keeps getting better and may soon steal the show from other species that inhabit the local wrecks and reefs. The Hempstead, the Atlantic Beach Reef, the Cholera and the McAllister Grounds offer anglers a ...

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THE DARK SIDE

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: Connecticut
As TJ Karbowski of Rock and Roll Charters put it, this new moon has really shuffled the deck. Big tides, heavy currents and dark nights have turned the bass bite on in several locations with some legit giants being taken in the western and eastern ends of the Sound. Fast ...

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TIME TO CHANGE

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
On July 9 bass fishing in Quabbin Reservoir’s Area 2 (Gate 31) was very slow for John Chrisant and me. We started fast picking up three smallmouths including a 16- incher and 17.75-incher right away on June Bug Yum Dingers, but action collapsed after that. Once again largemouths were difficult ...

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TIME TO CHANGE

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
On July 9 bass fishing in Quabbin Reservoir’s Area 2 (Gate 31) was very slow for John Chrisant and me. We started fast picking up three smallmouths including a 16- incher and 17.75-incher right away on June Bug Yum Dingers, but action collapsed after that. Once again largemouths were difficult ...

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WIDE-OPEN GIANT BLUEFIN BITE

Posted By Pat Vogt
Location: New England Offshore
What an amazing week of tuna fishing in southern New England. For the first time in many years a wide-open bite of giant bluefin has developed off of Rhode Island at Coxes Ledge. Bluefin from 200 to 600 pounds are tearing through dense schools of squid and mackerel, taking well-presented ...

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BASS ON THE MOVE

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: Connecticut
For weeks now the bass bite has been mostly confined to the western Sound, especially if you’re looking for big ones. With the heat wave this past week, the fish finally started to move and several fish in the 40s and 50s were reported from the all over the Sound ...

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