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THE RUN IS ON!

Posted By Nick Honachefsky
Location: New Jersey Surf
 As this will be the last Beach Talk of the year, and since it is Thanksgiving week, I want to say thank you to all the surf rats that follow the column. May you be into some quality bass fishing the rest of the year! That said, we finally saw ...

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WE BID YOU GOOD NIGHT

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: New England Surf
 It feels premature to end it now, but the print schedule is what it is. This will be the last surf report for 2017. Don’t let this be the thing that lays your season to rest. If you are able to travel, or if you live anywhere south of Cape ...

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BEST BET

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
 With the main body of the coastal striped bass stock still off the New Jersey coast, tog and black sea bass remain the best bet for this week. Tog have been caught from the bay and the ocean as well as Indian River Inlet. Black sea bass are found at ...

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BONANZA, BASS TO COD

Posted By Karen Wall
Location: Central New Jersey
 In case you haven’t heard, it’s all about those bass, about those bass, about those bass! The northwest winds late in a week cooled the water and fired up the stripers. The only real problem was the volume of boat traffic. While some struggled to catch fish, not everyone did. ...

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FEELING LIKE FALL

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
 Well we finally got a taste of some actual fall weather this past week as temperatures dipped down below 30 degrees at night a couple of times. While I can’t say I’m completely happy with the change, it was enough to drop the water temperatures a few degrees which was ...

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HADDOCK’S BACK ON

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: South Shore Mass. to Maine
 With haddock season reopening in the Gulf of Maine, another fall favorite is back on the table for anglers north of the Cape. Early reports have been quite good for the boats that were able to sail this week as Mother Nature didn’t always play nice. There are still small ...

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HIRE A GUIDE

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
 For issues 35 and 36 I wrote a story about my first-ever Salmon River steelhead. In that piece I mentioned a guide named Frank Heeland. That got me thinking about guides, specifically those like Frank who specialize in trout and salmon fishing in Lake Ontario tributaries such as the Salmon ...

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OPTIONS A PLENTY

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Cape Cod & The Islands
 Whether you prefer freshwater or salt, the surf of offshore, there is a lot to do this week around the Cape. Freshwater fishing is excellent right now for trout as they prefer the cooling waters. Some big browns are being landed on the Cape to go along with the rainbows ...

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REBOUNDING WALLEYE

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: New Jersey Freshwater
 It was a tale of hot and cold, and I do mean cold, fishing for sweetwater fishermen this past week. Just about everyone I spoke with said the week started off with good bass and crappie action through out our reporting area. The 70-degree air temperatures and mid 60-degree water ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON STRIPERS

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 Striped bass fishing stole the spotlight on the north coast this past week. While weather and sea conditions were not pristine and most boats spent a couple of days in port, early and late week fishing served up the best fishing of the fall so far. It was trolling in ...

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