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FIRST BASS, THEN ANOTHER

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Once again, Dave Showell at Absecon Bay Sportsman Center weighed in the season’s first keeper striper of the season, and for the second year in a row that honor went to the same hardcore angler. “I had just poured my coffee and was walking down stairs about 6:05 when ...

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NOR'EASTER SLAMS LONG ISLAND

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
The wicked northeaster that slammed the region Friday, and its effects that carried through the weekend, made fishing a distant thought for many Long Islanders, especially those who live along the shoreline. Flooding of roads and marinas was a common theme even as late as Monday in some areas. Beaches ...

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RI SALTWATER SHOW

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
The fishing has not changed a whole lot since last week with holdover striped bass cooperating in tidal rivers across New England, freshwater anglers finding more open water than ice and the cod bite basically non-existent thanks in no small part to Mother Nature.


On a positive note, however, we ...

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COD AND POLLOCK ON OFFSHORE WRECKS - SUFFERN & WARD MELVILLE THIS WEEK

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
With cod still failing to cooperate on the Block Island Grounds, the Viking Star headed to some distant wrecks off of Nantucket this past weekend, departing Friday night and returning in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Capt. Steven Jr. reported they were able to put a good trip together ...

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MARCH BASS MADNESS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Word is that school stripers are all over the place, loaded up the Toms, Mullica and Great Egg Harbor rivers, sucking down bloodworm pieces meant for white perch. That perch bite too for those interested is about the best it’s been in years. There’s a good chance that ...

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ONE STEP CLOSER

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Overall it was a bit of a slow week for fishing, but with that said there is a smell of promise in the air as we enter the 3rd month this week and move even closer to the open-water fishing season. Despite the midweek warm-up seen last week the only ...

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BRING ON THE THAW!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
We received late word from Laurie Murphy at Dow’s Boat Rentals on Sunday evening, “the 2018 ice fishing season for Lake Hopatcong has sadly come to an end…although there is still about 4 to 5 inches of ice covering most parts of the lake, shorelines have opened up and you ...

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HEAT WAVE COMING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
As I type this, word is spreading of a late-February heat wave in New England in the form of the possibility of 70-degree temperatures by mid-week. This comes on the heels of a little snow storm that dropped 3 to 5 inches of wet snow over the weekend, so it ...

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THE HUNT FOR COD

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Cod fishing continues to be a frustrating affair this winter with a few excellent days sprinkled among many more slow trips or days tied to the dock due to wind and rough seas. Everyone seems convinced the cod are in the area but pinning down their location with so few ...

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LOOKING FOR THE MOTHERLODE OF COD

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Unfortunately, those two good days of codfish action at Block Island dating back to the previous weekend did not carry over to this past week. The few fishable days on the grounds produced poor results through Saturday as skippers scoured the area in search of the main body of fish. ...

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