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EAST END COD, OFFSHORE SEA BASS AND WEST END HERRING

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
The Viking Fivestar racked up a very good catch of cod on Saturday raising hopes for a good winter cod run on the East End while the sea bass and porgy action seems to have run its course at Block Island.


If you want herring, go west. The Coney ...

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MERRY FISHMAS!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
It was a rather slow week of reports following some windy and cold weather the last few days. The cod boats found mixed results over the weekend—some did well while others just ok—but they all saw lots of promise with schools of mackerel on the increase and lots of “life” ...

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SEA BASS WINDOW

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
According to the fisheries managers and federal officials at NOAA Fisheries, the black sea bass is more than two times its rebuilt goal; that’s the good news. The bad news is just because a fishery is statistically overbuilt, it doesn’t mean anything in terms of more days of fishing. ...

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HERRING BLITZ ON BROOKLYN PIERS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Catches of herring numbering over 100 were reported from the Coney Island and Canarsie piers this past weekend according to Frank at Bernie’s Bait & Tackle in Sheepshead Bay. In recent years, the west end of the Island from Magnolia Pier to the Brooklyn piers has been the most consistent ...

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HOLIDAY QUEST

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Still a few stripers in tight at the Jersey Shore, mostly small fish taking smaller tins and plastics (with teasers). Had one 20-pounder reported out of Atlantic City in this week’s reports out of Absecon, but the best action is still that “tins and teasers” bite in Monmouth and ...

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ICE IS NICE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
With somewhat poor weather the past few days, the cod and blackfish boats have had a tough go at it. Friday saw some ok catches in rather “nautical” weather with cod to 20-plus pounds boated, but the weekend was pretty much a wash. Holdover stripers continue to cooperate, with tidal ...

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DECEMBER DECISIONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
We are in that familiar time of the season here in Southern New England where I almost feel like I can write the reports before they’re in; you either have good weather and the boats can sail or you don’t, and you either have ice or you don’t. Not much ...

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HERRING ARRIVE IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Once again, offshore wreck trips out of ports like Shinnecock, Captree, Point Lookout, Freeport and Sheepshead Bay are a very good bet to produce jumbo sea bass, porgies, cod, haddock, bluefish, pollock and ling, or any combination of these species. Out in Montauk, the Viking Fleet and a couple of ...

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SURF BASSIN’ CONTINUES

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Seems as if most of the best keeper striped bass action is coming in South Jersey at this point where boats from as far south as Lewes and Indian River in Delaware are joining the trollers from Atlantic and Cape May counties at the Jersey Shore for some inside the ...

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12 MONTHS & 11 HOURS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
A few shops, marinas and for-hire operations are calling it a season, but those anglers who are stretching out their striper season a bit longer are finding a few good bass heading into our 12th and final month of the year. For those heading out in Cape May County, ...

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