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BACK IN BLACK

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 It was another mixed bag of fishing along the northern coast during the third week in October. On the bass fishing front, after what looked like a breakout weekend of striped bass fishing, the bass action slipped back a few notches. While some boats and shore bound fishermen did get ...

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BASSING STAYS HOT

Posted By Tony Salerno
Location: East End Long Island
 Finally a week with some fine weather and as an added bonus, some red hot striper fishing once again. Fortunately the bite is close to home of all the charter and open boats sailing to and from Montauk Harbor. Great Eastern at Porgy Hump, Pollock Rip, the Slot and the ...

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BLACKFISH BEST BET

Posted By Bob Danielson
Location: North Shore Long Island
 The blackfishing has been heating up with the cooler water temps this past week. The keeper to short ratio has been getting better all along the North Shore. There have been plenty of fish weighed in to about 6 pounds but some bigger fish have been rumored to have come ...

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FALL IS LATE

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: Connecticut
 Water temps are higher than normal for late-October, I figure Mother Nature felt like she owed us one after the twin hurricanes. Blackfishing seems to be at the top of most lists right now and the bite has been getting better and better. Stripers are also biting well as the ...

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FRESH STOCKED TROUT

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: New Jersey Freshwater
 Sweetwater fishing has been a mix of hot and cold fishing. Some lakes and ponds have started to turn over and are taking on a more fall mode. Water temps in the rivers and streams have dropped down into the low 60s which is putting the smallmouth on the feed ...

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GIVE PIKE A BUZZ

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
 In October northern pike that have spent most of the summer relating to deep structure or suspending in deep, cold water begin moving up into shallower water to feed heavily for the upcoming winter. Any number of lures, baits, and techniques can be effective, but probably the most exciting is ...

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MUD HOLE BLUEFIN

Posted By Tom Pagliaroli
Location: New Jersey Offshore
 More longfin than yellowfin, good numbers of bluefin, an occasional bigeye, swordfish and wahoo, and multitudes of mahi and tilefish made up the offshore action through the weekend. The Hudson, Toms, Baltimore and Wilmington all surrendered fish of one sort or another. Hopes are high that this week will prove ...

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NOVEMBER, REALLY?

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
 Following another October weekend of shorts and tee-shirt weather, it’s hard to believe that we actually already creeping up on the month of November. We still have tons of false albacore around, and the tautog bite, which should be in full swing, is just starting to get going. I was ...

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OWENSTRONG UPDATE

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: New England Surf
 The OwenStrong Surfcasting Tournament concluded on Saturday morning and the event that followed was a rousing success. Surfcasters from New Jersey to Massachusetts came together at the Clinton Town Hall in Clinton, CT for a day of food, seminars and raffles. I haven’t heard the final tally yet, but I ...

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SEA BASS BEST BET

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
 Either head out on a party boat, or take your own boat to the sea bass grounds. The season in federal waters (outside the 3-mile limit) has reopened and there are plenty of big knuckleheads to be caught on the deeper pieces. The second option would be either night stripers ...

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