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ON THE CHEW?

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
New Jersey’s spring black sea bass season is in the books. From north to the south, the charter and party boat captains we talked to in compiling reports for the July edition of The Fisherman all spoke of banner days right up until Saturday’s shutdown. As of July ...

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WIDE-OPEN SEA BASS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Finally, after playing regulation hopscotch all spring, black sea bass season will be open everywhere from Massachusetts through New York as of Monday, June 24, when Rhode Island finally opens up. New York opened the day prior—June 23—and the rest of us in New England have been hammering humpheads for ...

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BETTER BOTTOM BOUNCING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
From fluke to sea bass, and haddock to porgies, bottom fishing remains the best and most consistent game in town right now. The big Fluke Til Ya Puke tournament was this past weekend, and top honors went to Bill Robinson for his 10.2-pounder. Runner-up was Nino Aversa with a 9.-74-pounder, ...

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SEA BASS SEASON OPENS SUNDAY

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Some big bass are settling into East End rips while to the west, some big bass continue to be pulled from bunker schools and trolled on Mojos and bunker spoons but not in the numbers of the last couple of weeks. Small bass continue to dominate the back-bay action. Some ...

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SEASIDE DRUM BEATDOWN

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Winds and weather woes contributed to a poor week of fishing along much of the Jersey and Delaware coast last week; and as per the latest reports, the cooler water temperatures are also affecting the fluke bite. A few days of actual summer heat should get things heated up ...

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BONITO & KINGFISH

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
File this one under, “I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see the picture” as the season’s first bonito was caught late last week as Paul Anderson landed one on a popper while fishing off a northwest beach of Nantucket. Let’s hope that this bodes well for an early run ...

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HOT TUNA AND STRIPERS TO 58 POUNDS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Offshore anglers are feasting on the current run of bluefin tuna, and also finding some excellent action with bigeyes, yellowfin, mahi and white marlin at the edge. That hot striper bite along Fire Island that produced numerous cows into the 50-pound class and even a 60 pounder, carried through the ...

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MANHATTAN CUP RESULTS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The 19th Manhattan Cup was held out of Liberty Landing this past Friday with 24 boats and over 60 anglers including various celebrities and U.S. heroes competing for the prestigious Manhattan Cup. The Fisherman’s Jim Hutchinson, Jr. and his brother Clark Harris - a former Rutgers University football standout ...

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A CLASSIC SWEEP

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Heavy rains mid to late week may have caused the fluke to seek out saltier turf into the weekend, as most of the typical hot spots in the rivers and bays seemed a bit off. That bite should return to normal in week two of the 2019 fluke season ...

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BIG BASS ARRIVE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
There was a shot of 50-pound bass landed across New England this week, and a couple of them were caught “close enough to shore” for a surf guy to have landed them, Long Island Sound saw at least 3 (perhaps as many as 5), in Rhode Island another 50 was ...

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