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TROPIC THUNDER

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
For the most part, Southern New England dodged any major problems from Hurricane Dorian. There was some good wind and waves seen, along with a little bit of rain, but compared with those of us to the south we came out pretty good. The big fear was what it might ...

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ALBIES MOVING INSHORE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the East End, bunker are packed along the oceanfront from Southampton to Montauk with whales, sharks and porpoises feasting on them, but not a lot in the way of blues or bass. Bluefish and bonito are along the north side with hooked fish succumbing to sharks becoming more frequent. ...

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FALL “BONUS” SEASONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
September 1 marks the opening of the fall “Bonus Seasons” in both Rhode Island and Connecticut waters. In Rhode Island, anglers onboard for-hire vessels may harvest 50 porgies per angler from 9/1 – 10/31, and the bag limit on black sea bass increases from 3 to 7 fish per angler ...

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KEEPING A TROPICAL EYE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Now that September has officially arrived, it’s safe to say we’re fishing the final days of the 2019 fluke season (comes to an end in New Jersey on September 21). But looking at past experiences and recent reports, it’s also some of the very best days of the season. “Fluke ...

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$100K FLUKE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
The Mid-Atlantic Tournament is going on all this week out of Cape May and Ocean City, MD with a field of 150-plus boats battling it out for a projected cash purse of well over $3 million. “Final registration and captain’s meetings were held this afternoon at both marinas and ...

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HARDTAIL HAPPENINGS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This week pretty much saw them all caught in Southern New England with confirmed catches of bonito, false albacore, chub mackerel and even some Spanish mackerel thrown in for good measure. Bonito are probably well into the middle of their seasons for us in local waters. They’ve been poking around ...

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OCEAN WATERS TURNING OUT QUALITY FLUKE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the East End, fluke and sea bass are headlining the action in the Montauk area. They are being caught in good numbers and the quality is there. Cartwright, Frisbees and Rocky Hill on the south side are well stocked with big sea bass and what appears to be a ...

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$100K FLUKE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The Mid-Atlantic Tournament is going on all this week out of Cape May and Ocean City, MD with a field of 150-plus boats battling it out for a projected cash purse of close to $4 million. “Final registration and captain’s meetings were held this afternoon at both marinas and late ...

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FLUKING CONTINUES TO IMPROVE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the East End, the North Fork is seeing some very good action with stripers, blues, porgies and sea bass. Not many cow bass, but plenty of fish into the teens, along with many shorts and blues to 15 pounds to keep rods bent. Best action has been in the ...

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FUNNY FISH

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This week’s reports included many references to funny fish—bonito and chub mackerel primarily—with reports coming in from the Canal, the Vineyard, Newport, the West Wall through South County, the Watch Hill Reef complex and on into mid-Long Island Sound. While most of the cathodes were made by boatmen, surf anglers ...

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