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Finding the fish is half the battle but where do you start? Let The Fisherman help narrow your search with the following hot spot reviews. Each honey hole is covered in detail to reveal the best seasons, times and tides for our most popular species. Maps, tips and insights from our expert fishing staff help pin-point the best of the action in your area so you'll be there with the right lures, bait and gear when the bite is ready to explode.



THE RADAR TOWER, CUTTYHUNK

It was late-September on Cuttyhunk; we were walking out for the third night of a four-night stay, and the fishing had not been too exciting... Read more »

OCEAN CITY PIERS

Some of the Ocean City Piers are remnants of old time bridges that were cut and left for the general public to utilize as fishing platforms, but others are brand spanking new additions in a well planned, fisherman-friendly design. Read more »

HART ISLAND

Hart Island is one of the larger islands in the Western Sound and is located straight across from the mouth of Manhasset Bay. Read more »

THE 600

Known for its TD Coordinates 14600 X 43600, the 600 Square, which is sometimes referred to as “The Aquarium,” can be a highly productive offshore hot spot. Read more »

ISABELLA BEACH, NY

The first time I drifted for fluke off Isabella Beach, images of the Bahamas came to mind. Read more »

DEL-JERSEYLAND REEF

The Del-Jerseyland Reef Site lies 26 miles from Indian River Inlet, 30 miles from Cape May and the same distance from Ocean City, Maryland Read more »

SOUTH FERRY

South Ferry, that stretch of fast running water that separates North Haven from Shelter Island and widely referred to as South Ferry, has been known to hold large stripers in the early part of the season, and then again as the fall approaches. Read more »

LONGPORT JETTY WALL

At the very southern end of Absecon Island lies the quiet, affluent town of Longport. The municipality is often an afterthought to neighboring Margate, Ventnor and Atlantic City, and that’s just how Longport folks would prefer it to stay. Read more »

SHINNECOCK CANAL

Located in the hamlet of Hampton Bays the Shinnecock Canal joins Peconic and Shinnecock Bays. Read more »

THE HERRING RUN AT CAPE COD CANAL

The most obvious spots are often passed over because they seem too easy. The Herring Run on the Cape Cod Canal is not one of those spots! When the fishing reports buzz with Canal successes, the lot is filled with cars wearing plates from every state on the Striper Coast and beyond. Read more »

GRASSY CHANNEL IN GREAT BAY

Most say Great Bay, some say the ICW. Preferences aside, the fact of the matter is that the approximately three-mile long and 3/4-mile wide swath stretching from Buoy 139 in Great Bay to the top of Little Beach in Brigantine at Little Egg Inlet (see Homeport chart #11), is the perfect venue to experience all that springtime fishing has to offer along Jersey’s bayside coastline. Read more »

GREEN TURTLE POND

Protected from the elements like a terrapin’s shell, this aquatic area has a lot to offer for open and hard water. Read more »

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