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ICE ACTION HEATS UP

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Bitter cold at New Year’s coupled with the blizzard (sorry, “bombogenesis”) last Thursday has put a serious damper on participation. However, ice fishermen are already scoring big on ponds and lakes throughout the region; put and take trout areas are producing tasty treats through the ice, while larger lakes ...

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BLACK SEA BASS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Atlantic states from Massachusetts through Virginia have scheduled public hearings to gather public comment on Draft Addendum XXX to the Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, beginning with Delaware on January 3 and New Jersey on January 4. The Delaware public hearing on the new black sea bass management proposal ...

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FISHING THE DEEP FREEZE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
As the deep freeze continues to grip our region, ice fishermen may be the only anglers wearing smiles this week. Following the closure of sea bass and porgy seasons on Sunday, the handful of South Shore and Montauk party boats sailing over the winter will now focus on cod, pollock, ...

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THE ICE IS NICE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Unless you’ve been hiding out in your basement, or visiting a friend on a tropical island, then you know that we’re stuck smack dab in the middle of some darn cold, arctic-like weather across all of New England. For the better part of a week the daytime temperatures in most ...

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FISHIN’ THE HOLIDAYS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
 The fishing has been as varied in recent days as the weather. Where we saw everything from unseasonably warmth to sleet, freezing rain or snow, the fishing too was hot and cold. The week began off about as good as it gets for cod off Block, but with a change ...

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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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