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GET OUT FOR TROUT!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
While Bay state anglers have been getting their trout fix for some time now thanks to the year-round fishing had in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut anglers can join in on the fund as of this coming Saturday as their Opening Day is April 13. With the flurry of stocking ...

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SPRING FISHING TAKING HOLD

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Flounder and blackfish seasons opened last week but just a few winter flatties have been reported, and even fewer blackfish. Look for things to pick up as water temperatures begin to climb. The best of the striped bass action right now is up in the Hudson and in Raritan Bay, ...

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STRIPED BASS EXPLOSION!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Simply put, the striped bass fishing exploded along the northern coast this past week. Early week saw an influx of bass into the ocean and Raritan Bay that continued to build as the week progressed. Some seasoned boat captains we spoke with said Saturday’s fishing was some of the best ...

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64# BASS FROM CANAL

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
The following story was relayed to me late Sunday afternoon with permission to be posted in this week’s Fishing Log for New England. An unnamed angler was down the Canal this week after he got out of work, somewhere in the vicinity of pole #350, testing out a batch of ...

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APRIL TAUTOG KICKOFF

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
New Jersey tautog action is officially underway as of April 1, putting a lot of the local charter and party boats into quality action yet again this month. Fishing along the northern coast saw a slow but steady improvement this past week. While the striped bass catch was dominated by ...

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FLOUNDER AND BLACKFISH SEASONS OPEN

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Things are slowly coming to life along the Island’s shorelines with reports of small stripers on the increase from places like Little Neck Bay, Staten Island, Jamaica Bay, Breezy Point, tidal creeks and back bays along the South Shore, and tidal creeks draining into the Peconic Bay system. The ospreys ...

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FIRST STRIPERS AND BLUES REPORTED

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
A few bluefish have apparently arrived well ahead of schedule, harbingers of things to come. The first stripers were reported from Little Neck Bay and back bays on the South Shore, as well as from Staten Island, and many tackle shops are stocking up with baits for the openings of ...

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SPRING STRIPERS & TOG

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
New Jersey’s for-hire boats get a boost on April 1 with the reopening of the tautog fishery for the month, four fish at 15 inches. Expect to see a few trophy-class fish over the rails in the first couple of weeks of the season. On the winter flounder ...

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THE BIRD IS THE WORD

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
A right of spring in my household is the first sighting of any number of avian spring arrivals including osprey, great blue heron (pterodactyls), robins, bluebirds and more. I am not much of a birder, but I appreciate how the arrival and departure of certain bird species mark milestones of ...

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BUNKER, BASS & BLUES?

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The big story at the Jersey Shore this past week is the presence of bunker, and a lot of them in some areas. Up the Shrewsbury River a fish kill along the Oceanport shores had some folks worried about all that dead bunker; most believe it’s just a natural ...

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