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APRIL TAUTOG KICKOFF

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
New Jersey tautog action is officially underway as of April 1, putting a lot of the local charter and party boats into quality action yet again this month. Fishing along the northern coast saw a slow but steady improvement this past week. While the striped bass catch was dominated by ...

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FLOUNDER AND BLACKFISH SEASONS OPEN

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Things are slowly coming to life along the Island’s shorelines with reports of small stripers on the increase from places like Little Neck Bay, Staten Island, Jamaica Bay, Breezy Point, tidal creeks and back bays along the South Shore, and tidal creeks draining into the Peconic Bay system. The ospreys ...

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FIRST STRIPERS AND BLUES REPORTED

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
A few bluefish have apparently arrived well ahead of schedule, harbingers of things to come. The first stripers were reported from Little Neck Bay and back bays on the South Shore, as well as from Staten Island, and many tackle shops are stocking up with baits for the openings of ...

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SPRING STRIPERS & TOG

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
New Jersey’s for-hire boats get a boost on April 1 with the reopening of the tautog fishery for the month, four fish at 15 inches. Expect to see a few trophy-class fish over the rails in the first couple of weeks of the season. On the winter flounder ...

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THE BIRD IS THE WORD

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
A right of spring in my household is the first sighting of any number of avian spring arrivals including osprey, great blue heron (pterodactyls), robins, bluebirds and more. I am not much of a birder, but I appreciate how the arrival and departure of certain bird species mark milestones of ...

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BUNKER, BASS & BLUES?

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The big story at the Jersey Shore this past week is the presence of bunker, and a lot of them in some areas. Up the Shrewsbury River a fish kill along the Oceanport shores had some folks worried about all that dead bunker; most believe it’s just a natural ...

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FISHING OPPORTUNITIES EXPANDING AS APRIL NEARS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Tomorrow signals the first official day of spring, and with the openings of flounder and blackfish seasons looming just two weeks away, a new fishing season is on the verge of taking shape. Truth be known, the first couple of weeks of April still do not offer anglers much opportunity, ...

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ON TO THE RI SW SHOW

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
The second-to-last show where you can find The Fisherman Magazine here in New England kicks-off this Friday as the New England Saltwater Fishing Show rolls into Providence, RI, for three days of saltwater fishing fun on March 22 – 24. You can find The Fisherman at booth #827 – 828—we ...

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COD, TROUT AND SHOWS ON THIS WEEK’S MENU

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Lots of mild weather in the forecast for the week ahead which bodes well for the first round of trout stockings by DEC, and for anyone hoping for a shot at cod. Saturday’s flat calm ocean allowed the Super Hawk to run to offshore east end wrecks where they found ...

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SLOW BUT SURE STRIPERS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The cold snap last week didn’t do much to help the striper action or the participation heading into the weekend. A few catches were reported in the Mullica, primarily those who’ve splashed earlier or trailer boats. Sunny start to this week and a little warming trend heading into ...

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