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WEATHER AND FISHING MUCH IMPROVED

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Spring weather finally arrived and with it the spring fishing showed noticeable improvement in many sectors. The pace of striper action picked back up, fluke were considerably more cooperative with a decent number of keepers in the mix, and porgies are red hot in a number of areas. Blowfish are ...

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GOOD WEATHER SHOULD FIRE UP SPRING ACTION

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Despite a week that included heavy doses of wind, record setting cold temperatures and a fair amount of rain, there were some positive developments on the fishing front. Fluke are a viable target all around the Island, porgies are big and plentiful and settling into their typical spring haunts, and ...

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PASSING OF A FRIEND

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Dave Arbeitman, founder/owner of The Reel Seat, passed away this past Sunday morning, May 10. He was just 65.

“With heavy hearts, it is almost impossible to put into words, the loss of one of the legends in the fishing community,” read the message on The Reel Seat’s Facebook account late ...

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STRIPED BASS UPDATES

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Last week saw more widespread striper activity on striped bass in the surf, and this week saw increased size. In this week’s report we have 20-inch-class stripers on the North Shore starting to mix-in with mackerel which will surely attract bigger fish, bass to the 20-pound class in the Canal, ...

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FLUKE ENTER THE GAME

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Fluke may soon be competing with striped bass for the spotlight with this week’s opening of the summer flounder season. Good pre-season bycatch numbers have anglers anticipating one of the best opening months in years. Dropping water temperatures the past two weeks may have slowed the bass bite and delayed ...

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MAY MADNESS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
While the past few weeks have been ‘pretty good’ on the fishing front, this week’s reports showed dramatic improvement. In Connecticut - where the spring tog season closed out on April 30 - it was expectedly good as it always is as the door shuts closed. This was one of ...

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SINGING THE BLUES!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The opening of New Jersey state parks was welcome news in the angling community, from the trout streams in the northwest portion of the Garden State down to the beaches of Island Beach State Park, not to mention the marinas and launch ramps from Liberty to Fortescue. As noted ...

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GET READY FOR FLUKE, BLUES AND WEAKS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Stripers continue to dominate reports in our region, but by next week, Long Island, Metro NY anglers should have a whole new set of targets to choose from. Blackfish will be off the menu after Thursday, but blues, weaks and porgies will become options by next week, and don’t forget ...

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MAYDAY INDEED!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The month of May in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region is typically greeted with a blast of fishing adrenaline; the striped bass bite has already been terrific throughout the region for the better part of a month, while new reports of black drum, bluefish, weakfish and even blowfish would ...

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STRIPER BITE IMPROVES

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
For the past three weeks to maybe a month-plus, striper action has been mostly a game of working on holdovers in tidal rivers. Well, this week saw a major expansion of where you can find fish. Sure the tidal rivers still have fish, and likely the biggest ones as they ...

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