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FALL BONANZA

Posted By Greg Metcalf
Location: South Shore Mass. to Maine
There is a plethora of saltwater appetizers on the menu for fishermen in southern New England this week. Although the commercial tuna season is closed until December first, the recreational release fishery it is a great time to enjoy tuna fishing for the amazing sport fishing experience that it is. ...

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INSHORE TUNA HOT!

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
Raritan Bay and surrounding waters are still loaded with schools of baitfish, which have had no incentive to move out of the bays and rivers because of the above normal water temps. As a result small stripers and blues, with some weakfish remain in a holding pattern along the lower ...

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MIXED ACTION

Posted By Charley Soares
Location: Cape Cod & The Islands
If it wasn’t for bad weather we wouldn’t have had much else over the past week. The most consistent action this week has once again been the Canal. It’s not hot but it is better than much of the other areas that were shut down by gusty northeast winds and ...

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MIXED BAG BLAST

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
 South Shore waters have exploded with blowfish, especially in Great South Bay. Party boats on the bottom fish grounds had true variety with porgies, sea bass, triggerfish and early season ‘tog. Even albies and bonito were on the menu so you might consider bringing a light tackle spinning outfit. Bluefish ...

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SLOW DRIP & TOG

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: Connecticut
Well, we didn’t see a major invasion of big bass, but we did see many more big ones than last week, so I’m calling that a modest victory, plus we still have the downside of the dark moon, which has been better to me historically, especially in the Fall. I ...

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STRIPERS UP TOP HOT!

Posted By Bob Misak
Location: Southern New Jersey
 The past week in South Jersey was another one of transition as anglers who have boats in were awaiting the arrival of sea bass season, so they could again breach the inlets and head out front. October 8 is the magic day and typically, this is the time of year ...

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STRUCTURED SUCCESS

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
Most of the fishing last week took place in the Delaware Bay, its tidal creeks and tributaries. The bay reef sites were very productive as were hard structure like the Inner and Outer walls and the Ice Breakers. With a break in the weather boats should be able ...

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TROUT AFTER DARK

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
A long time ago in mid-autumn of 1977 the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife very pleasantly surprised local anglers by releasing a slug of big brown trout into Hampton (Pequot) Pond in Westfield/Southampton. The browns were mostly 2- to 4-pounders with a handful of larger specimens mixed-in. Because they ...

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TUNA TIME

Posted By Pat Vogt
Location: New England Offshore
Well, if you have been waiting for the bluefin to really fire up on the Cape, that time has definitely come. A bite that has been steadily improving for the past several weeks is hitting what may be the peak of the season. Smaller fish are regularly falling to surface ...

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ALBACORE GALORE

Posted By Tony Salerno
Location: East End Long Island
With fluke season now in the sunset, it’s time to kick into fall mode and take advantage of the great bottom and hopefully striper fishing that’s ahead in the next couple of months. In the meantime, quality striped bass off the Montauk Lighthouse continues to be the main attraction during ...

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