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NEW REGS/WARD MELVILLE FISHING EXPO ON SATURDAY

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Last Thursday night’s bluefish scoping meeting in Stony Brook drew a pretty good turnout of those from the recreational and for-hire segment of the fishery. There were a number of recommendations made on how to address the required reduction in harvest going forward, including the creation of a size limit ...

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NJ STRIPERS!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
After two months of “nuisance” fishing with stripers whacking bloodworm bits meant for white perch in the rivers, bays and creeks in New Jersey, the 2020 season is finally underway as of Sunday, March 1. More and more tackle shops throughout the Garden State are spinning the Open For ...

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TROUT STOCKING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Many New England states have already begun the annual run of spring stocking, some even starting early due to the mild winter and extensive open water available. Just his week, Connecticut stocked its Trout Management Lakes (TMLs) which remain open for the month of March while non-TML’s closed to all ...

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BLUEFISH HEARINGS THIS THURSDAY

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the regulation front, striped bass regulations are pretty much set at this point with one fish in a slot between 28 and 35 inches and an April 15 opening. Stripers can be targeted during the closed season as a catch and release fishery. Bluefish regulations will be changing dramatically ...

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MARCH AHEAD

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“February saw a slow month of fishing in the brine with tog and bottom fishing providing some up and down fishing,” said JB Kasper in his North Jersey report printed up this week in the March edition. Like other regions of the Garden State and into Delaware, tidal creeks have ...

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TURNIN’ THE CORNER?

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Cod fishing has been downright tough this winter. The weather continues to limit sailing, and when boats get out they have been finding dirty water. That said, there is a good amount of bait being seen and lots of “life” on the electronics. The weekend eased up just enough to ...

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BLUEFISH HEARING SET FOR FEBRUARY 27

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Wind and rough seas continue to create havoc with sailing schedules for any boats looking to get to the cod grounds on the East End, while South Shore boats are faring just slightly better.


The Viking Fleet spent most of the week at the dock but the Viking Star was ...

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HEAD INLAND

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Whether you’re looking to find fishable ice, or if you plan to hit the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show Friday through Sunday, inland is the place to be this week. Along the shoreline there is no safe ice to speak of, but some anglers are using the open water to their advantage, ...

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SNOW BIRDS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Staff from the New Jersey, Delaware Bay edition of The Fisherman is in the midst of a pretty hectic show schedule, which is offering subscribers (and future subscribers) a pretty good shot to take advantage of a few impressive gifts. We just wrapped up the four-day New Jersey Boat ...

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NYSF FORUM & AUCTION THIS WEEKEND

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
It was another tough week for cod on the East End this past week as the weather kept the Viking Fleet from making it to the cod grounds. Things weren’t much better along the South Shore although the Laura Lee Express did manage to get in two days of fishing ...

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