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MONSTER FLUKE AND BLITZING ALBIES

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, bite continues to be solid with striped bass, sea bass and scup despite some rain, wind and lumpy seas. And while the bottom dwellers continue to cooperate on rocky bottom on both the North and South Forks and especially off Block Island, the albies have finally arrived in ...

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NJ FLUKE ENDS SATURDAY

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
This Saturday, September 21 marks the last full day of the New Jersey summer flounder season. By most angling accounts, it’s not actually been what you’d call a season for the ages, though ever since Dorian blew by there’s been a serious uptick in personal best fish. “Yearly ...

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ALBIES ARRIVE AND FLUKE ON THE MOVE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
While Dorian managed to knock a couple of days off the fishing calendar for many boatmen, raising tides and kicking up some big seas, it amounted to little more than a good nor’easter in our region. Its passage did set the stage for fall fishing, as albies finally showed inshore ...

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Reports in this week’s New Jersey edition of The Fisherman arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes this week tell of false albacore hitting the beach and inshore grounds following the passing of Dorian offshore. Is this a lock? No, reports on albies in the surf in particular are never a ...

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TROPIC THUNDER

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
For the most part, Southern New England dodged any major problems from Hurricane Dorian. There was some good wind and waves seen, along with a little bit of rain, but compared with those of us to the south we came out pretty good. The big fear was what it might ...

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ALBIES MOVING INSHORE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the East End, bunker are packed along the oceanfront from Southampton to Montauk with whales, sharks and porpoises feasting on them, but not a lot in the way of blues or bass. Bluefish and bonito are along the north side with hooked fish succumbing to sharks becoming more frequent. ...

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FALL “BONUS” SEASONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
September 1 marks the opening of the fall “Bonus Seasons” in both Rhode Island and Connecticut waters. In Rhode Island, anglers onboard for-hire vessels may harvest 50 porgies per angler from 9/1 – 10/31, and the bag limit on black sea bass increases from 3 to 7 fish per angler ...

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KEEPING A TROPICAL EYE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Now that September has officially arrived, it’s safe to say we’re fishing the final days of the 2019 fluke season (comes to an end in New Jersey on September 21). But looking at past experiences and recent reports, it’s also some of the very best days of the season. “Fluke ...

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$100K FLUKE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
The Mid-Atlantic Tournament is going on all this week out of Cape May and Ocean City, MD with a field of 150-plus boats battling it out for a projected cash purse of well over $3 million. “Final registration and captain’s meetings were held this afternoon at both marinas and ...

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HARDTAIL HAPPENINGS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This week pretty much saw them all caught in Southern New England with confirmed catches of bonito, false albacore, chub mackerel and even some Spanish mackerel thrown in for good measure. Bonito are probably well into the middle of their seasons for us in local waters. They’ve been poking around ...

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