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FLUKE NUMBERS AND SIZE ON THE RISE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Fluke are once again at the top of the heap this week with good numbers of quality fish coming from East End waters. Quite a few of the fish qualify as doormats, but there are also lots of fish in the 5 to 7 or 8–pound range being brought to ...

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NORTH JERSEY DOORMATS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
In the North Jersey region, field editor JB Kasper said fluking showed some improvement with some good size keepers being caught in deeper water, with fish to 13 pounds being taken. “The stellar year of bottom fishing continued with good catches of sea bass, ling and triggerfish, along with building ...

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SUMMERTIME SEA BASSING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
They’re moving deep, but they’re still quite plentiful if you know where to look and you’re willing to put in the time to find them. That sentiment was heard across the reports from Long Island Sound through Rhode Island and on into Massachusetts waters this week. Limits were quite common ...

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HOT SUMMER FISHING

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
There’s no doubt it was might toasty on the water this week but for those who braved the heat and humidity the fishing did not disappoint when it came to fluke fishing on the East End and along much of the South Shore. For the offshore crowd, the fishing matched ...

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POUNDIN’ PORGIES!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
From boat and by shore, from Massachusetts to Connecticut and beyond, the summer scup/porgy bite is in full effect right now. Keepers are more common in most places than short fish, and you can expect good bycatch of fluke, black sea bass, kingfish, striped bass and even bluefish on the ...

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SPANISH MACKS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
It was certainly a hot one for Mid-Atlantic fishermen last week. The one positive perhaps was ocean water temps were a bit on the cool side along the beach, making the surfline a great place to be for folks looking to cool off a bit. Up and down ...

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EXCELLENT OFFSHORE ACTION

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
As Offshore Field Editor, Patrick Vogt led off his emailed report this week, “Good weather equals plenty to talk about!” Up around the Cape there are so many bluefin being caught that captains have begun to play catch and release as the market is flooded and there is almost zero ...

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PENDING RECORD TRIGGER

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Fishing along the northern coast this past week saw some improving catches, despite the Thursday storm,” said North Jersey field editor JB Kasper this week. He said fluke fishing is starting to see some better numbers of keepers, and with full moon on July 16 he expects fishing ...

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WEATHER AND FISHING HEATING UP

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
We’re definitely into summer mode on the fishing front and fluke have responded in a good way in several areas. Good numbers of quality fish have settled into Gardiners Bay, and also along Montauk’s south side at Frisbees and Cartwright. Plenty of quality sea bass are also settling into these ...

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BASS ON BUNKER

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
For many the 4th of July signifies the transition of striped bass patterns from transient spring fish to summer residents as they settle into more consistent patterns and locations. So far 2019 has been defined by a break from the norm with big bass being seen as far as Boston ...

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