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DELAWARE RIVER MIX

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
A dose of actual winter arrived this week, good news for those folks hoping to find some safe ice (possibly!) Could be a difficult endeavor for much of the Garden State at this point, though upstate New York and northern Pocono region may prove productive in the coming days. ...

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IT’S SHOW TIME!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
With temperatures in the 60s in some places over the weekend, local anglers got a taste of fishing fever. Unfortunately that warm weather all but killed ice options to the south and the wind that came with it made sailing impossible for the cod boats. However, those anglers with open-water ...

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LOCAL PERCH BITE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
While party boaters are heading out in search of jumbo tautog and ling, surfcasters continue to hit a few stripers in the wash from Sandy Hook to Island Beach and several spots in between. It’s still a light tackle, catch and release deal with smaller fish taking smaller plugs, ...

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WEATHER CONTINUES TO FRUSTRATE COD FANS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
The first show of the winter season is ready to tee off this Sunday, January 19, at Ward Melville High School, 380 Old Town Road in East Setauket. Striper Day, hosted by Surfcasters Journal, will feature more than 80 surf fishing related vendors, including manufacturer representatives, well known authors, guides, ...

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COD TAKING CENTER STAGE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
With sea bass and porgy seasons wrapping up on New Year’s Eve day, cod will be the focus of open boat anglers for the rest of this month, with pollock, ling and haddock possibly mixing in. The weather kept East End and South Shore open boats tied to the dock ...

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JANUARY OPTIONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
It was a tough week weather-wise for boaters with winds, rain/sleet and cold air at times. A few boats snuck out for cod but the fishing remains mixed as some report good action and others a tough bite. The usual suspects of bycatch remain constant, keeping anglers’ rods bending. Hard ...

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NEW YEAR’S TAUTOG

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The start of 2020 puts tautog in clear focus as the number one target for fishing activity along the New Jersey coast. In this week’s online reports, we learn that there are still a number of charter and party boats leaving ports from Shark River and Belmar down to ...

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COD AND HERRING ON TAP FOR JANUARY

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
With sea bass and porgy seasons wrapping up on New Year’s Eve day, cod will become the focus of open boat anglers during January. Out east, the Viking had a good catch of cod on a trip during Christmas week, raising hopes for a good winter cod run off Block ...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Hopefully your 2019 lived up to your expectations fishing-wise. With the year (and the decade) coming to an end this week, the future holds great promise for us all, here’s to a happy, healthy and fish-filled year!


And to get yourself started on a fishy foot, the options remain pretty ...

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SEA BASS ENDS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Now that the holidays are behind us it’s time to start thinking about the 2020 season,” noted our North Jersey field editor JB Kasper on Sunday, his full report coming in the January edition of The Fisherman Magazine out this week. JB reported that blackfishing continued to be decent ...

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