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FALL FISHING TAKING SHAPE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, black sea bass are this week’s best bet as the indigo beauties are all over the North and South Forks with many true knuckleheads to 6 pounds swimming over rocky lairs. Fishers Island has started to produce many jumbos, while Block Island and Southwest Ledge remain the mainstay. ...

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TOG TIME IS UPON US

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
While blackfish are often seen as a late fall species, the truth is that there is some fantastic action taking place right now in shallow water! The season remains closed in Connecticut waters until the 10th, but it is open in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island waters, and those anglers ...

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FALL FURY

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Fall fishing remains very good in Southern New England for a wide variety of species. There are bass, blues, albies and bonito to be had in the surf and nearshore waters from the Cape to Connecticut. Bottom fishing is about as good as it gets for porgies with plenty of ...

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WEAKFISH AND ALBIES MAKE STRONG SHOWING

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, a hard east wind and a huge ground swell most of the week made fishing for fluke extremely difficult in very nautical conditions. Some big fluke remain in the deep water along the south side of Montauk, however very few fish remain along the Sound, along Gardiners Bay ...

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WELCOME FALL!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
New Jersey’s 2019 fluke season is in the books, and as North Jersey field editor JB Kasper reports in the October edition of The Fisherman heading to mailboxes and retail outlets right now, most would describe it as a sub-par season. “Most will also tell you the current backwards regulations ...

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ALBIES WEST!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
While they haven’t fully invaded spots to the west just yet, the past week saw a major shift towards and even into the east end of Long Island Sound. Waters from the Canal through the Vineyard and Nantucket and on over to Watch Hill saw good acioitn by boat and ...

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MONSTER FLUKE AND BLITZING ALBIES

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, bite continues to be solid with striped bass, sea bass and scup despite some rain, wind and lumpy seas. And while the bottom dwellers continue to cooperate on rocky bottom on both the North and South Forks and especially off Block Island, the albies have finally arrived in ...

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NJ FLUKE ENDS SATURDAY

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
This Saturday, September 21 marks the last full day of the New Jersey summer flounder season. By most angling accounts, it’s not actually been what you’d call a season for the ages, though ever since Dorian blew by there’s been a serious uptick in personal best fish. “Yearly ...

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ALBIES ARRIVE AND FLUKE ON THE MOVE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
While Dorian managed to knock a couple of days off the fishing calendar for many boatmen, raising tides and kicking up some big seas, it amounted to little more than a good nor’easter in our region. Its passage did set the stage for fall fishing, as albies finally showed inshore ...

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Reports in this week’s New Jersey edition of The Fisherman arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes this week tell of false albacore hitting the beach and inshore grounds following the passing of Dorian offshore. Is this a lock? No, reports on albies in the surf in particular are never a ...

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