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FISH BY THE WEATHER

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Almost more so than at any other time of the year, fishing in the winter is at the mercy of the weather. Ice fishermen need steady, sub-freezing stretches to produce a safe and solid base of ice. Cod fishermen need it cold but not stormy to not only keep the ...

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PRAYERS & CONDOLENCES

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
As reported in last Thursday’s video forecast, the Jersey Shore fishing community was mourning the loss of a good friend over the weekend at the passing of Ron Bala from Fishermen’s Supply in Point Pleasant Beach. As beach talk reporter Nick Honachefsky wrote in his regular column for the February ...

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ROUTE 110 FISHING FLEA MARKET

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
As one would expect, not much in the way of fishing reports between all of the wind and some bitterly cold temperatures sprinkled among an occasional mild day. The Capt. Al managed to pick some cod on Saturday, but most boats with scheduled sailings failed to get away from the ...

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ARCTIC BLAST

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
NJ Governor Murphy declared a state of emergency on Saturday starting at noon for the advancing snowmageddon that all but passed most of the Garden State. While folks in the Northwest part of the state got socked by heavy snow, it’s standard winter procedure there; and despite a relative ...

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COLD SNAP

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
After weeks of anglers complaining about not having any cold weather to make fishable ice in Southern New England, Mother Nature made up for lost time by dropping the overnight temps this weekend to well below zero Fahrenheit in some areas. Daytimes stayed in the single digits on Monday powered ...

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NEW YORK BOAT SHOW THIS WEEK

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Rain, gale force winds and temperatures that dipped into the single digits translated into very little in the way of fishing reports from the weekend and into the early part of the week. A few cod from a single Montauk report and a cod report out of Pt. Lookout, both ...

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COD OR STRIPER DAY

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
With herring action mostly disappointing this week, and boats with winter sailing schedules spending more time tied to the dock than fishing due to a steady dose of wind, options for this weekend are limited. The good news is that there have been decent numbers of cod off the West ...

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NEW JERSEY FISHING LOG

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
IT’S SHOW TIME!
Blackfish bite turns both hot and cold over the weekend. Several boats continue sailing on a regular basis as hardcore rail-huggers continue looking to score on giant tautog. Big fish continue to come, some teen-size titans, and what may be off in terms of total ...

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21-POUND TAUTOG

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The big news of the first official week of 2019 comes by way of Fisherman’s Headquarters where Dante “Magic Tails” Soriente came in with a big tautog to weigh-in caught while fishing with Paul Haertel off Barnegat Inlet someplace. That big fish was 20.96 pounds and hit one of the ...

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GO DEEP FOR JUMBO SEA BASS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
The weather continues to wreak havoc on sailing schedules but there were a few bright spots on the fishing front this past week. The Capt. Al out of Point Lookout reported a decent shot of cod on Sunday with the high hook bagging seven fish to 12 pounds. Capt. Anthony ...

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