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EARLY SEASON HOTSPOT

Posted By Tony Salerno
Location: East End Long Island
As we continue into April, water temperatures remain extremely cold on the East End with some of the Montauk captains reporting that the harbor is void of any signs of life. Usually there are spearing and snails around the docks by now, but not yet thus far. Hopefully that will ...

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FLOUNDER AND TOG OPEN

Posted By Bob Danielson
Location: North Shore Long Island
First off I hope everyone had a Happy Easter or Passover this past weekend. The opening of both the winter flounder and blackfish season was on April 1. We should start to hear of some flounder getting caught over the next week or so as the mud flats start to ...

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JERSEY BLUES

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island Surf
Other than some scattered reports of small bass, the spring fishing continues at a very slow pace, but one that could change quickly with a stretch of more spring-like days. We received second hand reports of a couple of small bass from Little Neck Bay, with more fish showing further ...

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MULLICA KEEPER

Posted By Bob Misak
Location: Southern New Jersey
The past week in South Jersey saw much of the same action as last week, with anglers catching loads of small bass and some perch; there were reports of small blues moving in, a solid sign of the spring run. There are now four-fish per anglers as blackfish opens until ...

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NJ TROUT KICKOFF

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
A few days of some warmer weather got the stripers moving several areas. As a result boats have stated to go in the water and more anglers are returning to fishing for the 2018 season. We even got word of some bluefish being caught off the lower part of the ...

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OPTIONS ARE IMPROVING

Posted By Greg Metcalf
Location: South Shore Mass. to Maine
Spring as sprung and we are now only a few weeks away from the April 15th opening of haddock season. The freshwater fishing season is already off to a great start with dozens of freshly-stocked trout ponds across the region. As we move into the month of April more and ...

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RAISE THE BAR

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: Connecticut
It’s no secret that the Housatonic River holds the best winter/early spring striped bass fishing in the region. Fish into the 30-pound class were taken this week, and the overall action was very good as well. This attracts crowds, and it seems to attract a lot of people who just ...

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SPRING FISHING FESTIVAL

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) will hold their annual Spring Family Fishing Festival this Saturday, April 7, at Belmont Lake State Park. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. Additional sponsors for the fishing festival include the ...

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TAGS ‘N TROUT

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
In addition to regular trout stocking, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife in conjunction with volunteering clubs, businesses, and organizations conducts the Tags ‘N Trout program. A number of specially tagged trout are released into selected waters, and anglers who catch these fish are awarded prizes by the sponsoring ...

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TIDAL RIVER STRIPERS

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
On the fishing front, the action was super quiet as flounder and blackfish seasons just opened on Sunday, April 1. There are some white perch in the tidal creeks, along with reports of school stripers, particularly in the Connetquot River. For the perch, small worms on a jig will work ...

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