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QUABBIN GATE 31

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
Beginning with the arrival of consistently warm weather in June and continuing through July largemouth bass in Quabbin Reservoir’s Fishing Areas 2 (Gate 31) and 3 (Gate 43) spend a good deal of time relating to reeds. In 2016 and 2017 most reed stands were high and dry due to ...

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SHORE-THING FLUKE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
A few weeks ago I spoke of the mighty porgy, this week I will touch upon the fluke or summer flounder. After spending a day with the family over the weekend casting small Spro and Mustad jigs from the Rhode Island beaches to hungry fluke feeding below swarms of sand ...

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SOLID BLUEFIN BITE

Posted By Tony Gatto
Location: Long Island Offshore
The Bacardi bluefin bite has seemed to have slowed. A good portion of the whales and life has pushed east towards the Coimbra. Look for the fleet. You don’t necessarily need to fish in the fleet, just use your radar to get headed in the right direction. There is so ...

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SUMMER SLOTS

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
Two Delaware fishing seasons reopened last Sunday, July, 1. Tog opened with a 16-inch minimum size and four-fish bag limit. The summer striped bass season opened in the Delaware Bay and its tributaries with a slot of 20 to 25 inches. While we had no reports of ...

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UNDERAPPRECIATED SCUP

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
Schools of large scup have been moving inshore and taken up residence on all of, or at least most of your favorite reefs or stretches of rocky shoreline. These sometimes underappreciate fish are hard-fighting on appropriately-sized tackle and make excellent table fare. They are also usually very easy to catch ...

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BASS ON THE REEFS

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
Some larger striped bass have started to move into the Watch Hill Reef complex and along the south side of Fishers Island. A number of fish in the 30- to 40-pound-class and even a 54-pounder were reported from that area this past week. The bigger fish are primarily being caught ...

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BAY & RIVER BITE

Posted By Karen Wall
Location: Central New Jersey
The fishing seemed to be on the slow side over the last week, but it wasn’t clear whether the fish were playing harder to get or if there were just fewer folks fishing because it was the thick of high school graduation season at the shore. There continue to be ...

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BIG BASS HIT BEACH

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island Surf
That body of big bass we referred to last week finally gave casters a shot at them. Early Friday morning, the fish pushed schools of bunker up against the beach near Sagg Main in Southampton and word quickly spread as casters beached numerous fish from the upper teens to 50 ...

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BIG BASS ON TAP

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: North Shore Long Island
Take a shot at bass. Some big fish were caught again this week. Fresh bunker slam dunked twin 40-pounders for two anglers last week. One of them was taken at Execution Lighthouse. Mattinecock Point saw nice size fish as well with bass to 38-pounds being decked. Huntington Bay and the ...

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INLAND MONSTERS

Posted By Bob Misak
Location: Southern New Jersey
The past week saw some of the “out with the old, in with the new,” as sea bass season closed and summer flounder fishing picked up. The old haunts of South Jersey offered up some decent flounder fishing and the Absecon Bay areas behind Atlantic City and the bay behind ...

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