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SUMMER FISHING HEATS UP

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Good weather through the Fourth of July holiday, with the exception of fog in some areas, allowed many anglers to hit the water at some point over the course of what for many was four day weekend. Montauk saw striper action perk up with last week’s new moon as many ...

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15-POUND FLUKE!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
That’s right, a true doormat was landed this week as long-time Frances Fleet mate Cote was out fishing this week and managed to catch the second-largest fluke ever landed on the Frances Fleet boats. The fish weighed-in at an impressive 15.1 pounds and was caught on that super-hot fluke killer, ...

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HOT FISHING – INSHORE AND OFF

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
With the cool, wet weather that marked most of the spring in our wake, it looks like most of our species are settling into a summertime mode. The numbers of fluke in many areas saw noticeable improvement, although shorts still far outnumber keepers, which comes as no surprise given the ...

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IT’S TUNA TIME!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Fluke numbers saw a big jump though short fish still dominate,” noted JB Kasper in this week’s North Jersey fishing report. Seems to be a trend throughout the state, though party boat captains we spoke to along the central coast believe the first good summer heat wave should get ...

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LOTS OF GOOD THINGS HAPPENING ON THE FISHING FRONT

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Let’s hope this past weekend sets the pattern for the rest of the summer as the fish and weather combined to make it the best fishing weekend of the young season. As expected, sea bass season got off to a fast start around many parts of the Island, following weeks ...

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ON THE CHEW?

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
New Jersey’s spring black sea bass season is in the books. From north to the south, the charter and party boat captains we talked to in compiling reports for the July edition of The Fisherman all spoke of banner days right up until Saturday’s shutdown. As of July ...

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WIDE-OPEN SEA BASS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Finally, after playing regulation hopscotch all spring, black sea bass season will be open everywhere from Massachusetts through New York as of Monday, June 24, when Rhode Island finally opens up. New York opened the day prior—June 23—and the rest of us in New England have been hammering humpheads for ...

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BETTER BOTTOM BOUNCING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
From fluke to sea bass, and haddock to porgies, bottom fishing remains the best and most consistent game in town right now. The big Fluke Til Ya Puke tournament was this past weekend, and top honors went to Bill Robinson for his 10.2-pounder. Runner-up was Nino Aversa with a 9.-74-pounder, ...

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SEA BASS SEASON OPENS SUNDAY

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Some big bass are settling into East End rips while to the west, some big bass continue to be pulled from bunker schools and trolled on Mojos and bunker spoons but not in the numbers of the last couple of weeks. Small bass continue to dominate the back-bay action. Some ...

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SEASIDE DRUM BEATDOWN

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Winds and weather woes contributed to a poor week of fishing along much of the Jersey and Delaware coast last week; and as per the latest reports, the cooler water temperatures are also affecting the fluke bite. A few days of actual summer heat should get things heated up ...

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