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HERRING SOLID ON BOTH SHORES

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
 With blackfish and striped bass seasons now closed, the last week of the year will see most of the focus on sea bass and cod on the Block Island Grounds or on offshore wrecks along the South Shore. There is also a good chance you will see some porgies, ling, ...

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STRIPERIN’ THE NEW YEAR

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
In compiling reports for our January edition going to print this week, Beach Talk reporter Nick Honachefsky said he had the best December numbers wise on stripers in a decade of fishing. “Morning, noon or night, stripers were whacking away at my Tsunami Sand Eel and they wanted nothing ...

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ICE IS FORMING!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
I am not one who needs to be the first person out on the ice each winter. More appropriately, I like to be somewhere around the 25th or maybe even the 30th guy walking out onto my local frozen hot spot. Many years ago I broke through the ice by ...

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MONSTER TAUTOG

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
While tautog action from off Sandy Hook to the reef sites along the Delaware Bayshore has been hit or miss, the big hits are definitely making it a worthwhile effort of late with a bunch of double-digit scores. Colder weather is moving those blackfish deeper, so it’s a good ...

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SEA BASS AND COD BEST BETS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
A couple of doses of snow, some bitter cold temperatures and the closing of blackfish and striped bass seasons conspired to make for a pretty quiet week on the fishing front. Without a doubt, the best bet this week is to hop a ride to the Block Island Grounds or ...

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PRE-SNOW FISH

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Despite the first measurable snowfall of the season, fishing remains solid for cold-water species. Trout action continues to please anglers, and the ever-dropping water temperatures suit them just fine. More and more reports of skim ice are coming in across Southern New England each a day, a sign that first ...

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SNOWSTORM STRIPERS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Even Saturday’s snowstorm failed to quell the striped bass run along the Island’s South Shore. The handful of boats that ranged east and west out of Fire Island Inlet found very good action, with good numbers of quality fish in the mix. Scott Keicher and his buddy, Chum Pot Bob, ...

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SNOWY SURF STRIPERS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
While snow and sleet and freezing conditions put many anglers into holiday shopping with the better half (ahem), a few hearty souls scaled down in the late season surf for some short stripers. Surfcasters willing to scale down and go the teaser route have found some double-digit catches regardless ...

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BASS BLITZ ROLLS ON

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Very little has changed this week as sea bass, porgies and cod continue please anglers making the run to Block Island, while tog anglers continue to hang their hats on Fishers Island or the Rhody Coast.

The striped bass run along the Island’s South Shore and West End shows no sign ...

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COD & TOG

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
With blackfish season closing December 6 in Connecticut and December 15 in Rhode Island, the bite is finally making up for a rather slow start as a load of fish from 8 to 16-plus pounds were caught over the weekend. That big fish—16.75 pounds to be exact—was landed in Connecticut ...

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