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BONITO & KINGFISH

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
File this one under, “I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see the picture” as the season’s first bonito was caught late last week as Paul Anderson landed one on a popper while fishing off a northwest beach of Nantucket. Let’s hope that this bodes well for an early run ...

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HOT TUNA AND STRIPERS TO 58 POUNDS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Offshore anglers are feasting on the current run of bluefin tuna, and also finding some excellent action with bigeyes, yellowfin, mahi and white marlin at the edge. That hot striper bite along Fire Island that produced numerous cows into the 50-pound class and even a 60 pounder, carried through the ...

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MANHATTAN CUP RESULTS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The 19th Manhattan Cup was held out of Liberty Landing this past Friday with 24 boats and over 60 anglers including various celebrities and U.S. heroes competing for the prestigious Manhattan Cup. The Fisherman’s Jim Hutchinson, Jr. and his brother Clark Harris - a former Rutgers University football standout ...

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A CLASSIC SWEEP

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Heavy rains mid to late week may have caused the fluke to seek out saltier turf into the weekend, as most of the typical hot spots in the rivers and bays seemed a bit off. That bite should return to normal in week two of the 2019 fluke season ...

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BIG BASS ARRIVE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
There was a shot of 50-pound bass landed across New England this week, and a couple of them were caught “close enough to shore” for a surf guy to have landed them, Long Island Sound saw at least 3 (perhaps as many as 5), in Rhode Island another 50 was ...

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STRIPERS TO 60 POUNDS AND A SOLID BLUEFIN BITE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
June opened in grand style with the development of a solid bluefin tuna bite. Bluefins from 40 to 80 pounds were found as close as 60 feet of water, and also in the 30 to 50 mile range. Big stripers were trolled and taken on live bunker along much of ...

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FLUKING IS IMPROVING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Positive fluke reports had been primarily south of New England the last few weeks with flattie fanatics having to run to Montauk and points south to get their fill, but this week’s warming weather saw much better fishing locally around Block Island and on into Long Island Sound. There si ...

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HOLIDAY WRAP

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
A gale greeted anglers on the fluke opener on Friday, though conditions and the bite improved greatly over the Memorial Day weekend. North Jersey reports editor JB Kasper said the Raritan did serve up some flatties, “even with the low water temps we are still seeing,” though he also ...

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SOLID ACTION ON MANY FRONTS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Take your pick this week as fishing for all of our spring species took a positive step over the long holiday weekend. Bluefish are now solidly entrenched along the length of the South Shore and East End, including all of the inlets and bays. The first reports of bluefish action ...

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15-POUND DOORMAT ON EBB TIDE II

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Porgies have invaded Long Island Sound and very good fishing for scup continues in the Peconics. Montauk saw a nice shot of fluke along the south side, but the real news was the 15-pound doormat caught aboard the Ebb Tide II by Mr. Ra on Saturday. Bluefish action picked up ...

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