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Finding the fish is half the battle but where do you start? Let The Fisherman help narrow your search with the following hot spot reviews. Each honey hole is covered in detail to reveal the best seasons, times and tides for our most popular species. Maps, tips and insights from our expert fishing staff help pin-point the best of the action in your area so you'll be there with the right lures, bait and gear when the bite is ready to explode.



GREEN ISLAND, NY FOR THE SURFCASTER

The Green Island Access Area was a longtime coming. Its development was initiated by the need for legal parking to provide access to the maze of productive waterways in and around the second and third Wantagh Bridges. Read more »

HARVEY CEDARS

When most anglers hear the name Harvey Cedars, they instantly think about million dollar homes and limited fishing access. But looks can be very deceiving. Read more »

JONES BEACH PIERS REVISITED

While we have covered the Jones Beach Fishing Piers at Parking Field 10 in the not too distant past, the latest addition to the existing piers sheds a whole new light on the structures’ fishing potential. Read more »

PETERS POND, CAPE COD

Located just east of Route 130 in the town of Sandwich, Massachusetts, Peters Pond is arguable one of the most productive year-round trout ponds on Cape Cod. Read more »

PLUM GUT

Eastern Long Island Sound features three large and sometimes fearful tidal entrances: the Race, the Sluiceway and Plum Gut. Read more »

SALMON RIVER, NY

The Salmon River is located in Oswego County in upstate New York and provides excellent late season fishing opportunities. Read more »

SEA BRIGHT'S ENHANCED BEACH ACCESS

In the heart of Striper Country, USA sometimes the toughest task in catching fish in the area is accessing local beaches. Read more »

SHINNECOCK INLET WEST, NY

On September 21, 1938, The Long Island Express, better known as the Great Hurricane of ‘38 was classified as the worst category 3 hurricane ever recorded in Long Island history. Only Super Storm Sandy challenges the muscle and the devastation the Express left in her wake. Read more »

THE "NEW CUT" AT OLD INLET

Super Storm Sandy delivered a lot of bad when it roared through our area a little more than two years ago. But with all of the bad, also came a little good. Read more »

THE PROVINCETOWN JETTY

Last year we greeted September with less-than-high expectations, and perhaps a bit of anxiety, as summer wound down. Read more »

THE RACE

By far the largest tidal entrance of eastern Long Island Sound, the Race is located northeast of Little Gull Island and southwest of Fishers Island in New York waters. Read more »

THE STOLT DAGALI WRECK NEW JERSEY

It’s only a chunk of a ship, but this piece has good structure that attracts all forms of life for Jersey wreck and pelagic crews Read more »

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