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EYES ON ISAIAS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Recent news headlines show how ocean temperatures along the East Coast are near or above their warmest levels on record for this time of year. Andrew Pershing, chief scientific officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, was recently quoted as saying “temperatures off the Northeast coast are 5.4 to ...

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HOT FISHING ON COOLER EAST END - COBIA IN MONTAUK SURF

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the East End, it looks as if this year’s August summer doldrums will be cancelled since fishing on the East End remains red hot and shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. Stripers from shorts to cows are being taken along both sides of the island with fish ...

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SHARKS, MACKS & MORE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
I took a very rare (for me) vacation last week with the family. We spent a few days up in Catskill, NY with some friends where we visited Howe Caverns, swam at a large mountain lake and spent some time cleaning up the overgrown cat tails which have been doing ...

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HAPPENINGS ACROSS NEW ENGLAND

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Here we are (somehow) already entering the final week of July. This means that for those of you who consider the open-water season as running from May through November as I do, we’re nearly half-way through the 2020 fishing season! If you’re looking to improve on your success as seen ...

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SHHH, DON’T TELL ANYONE!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Slaughter on the water,” and “Murder on The Ridge,” the words used to describe the “torrid in-close bluefin tuna bite” in this week’s reports for The Fisherman Magazine appearing in full in the August edition for NJ/DE Bay.

Those quotations come from our offshore reporter, Tom P., a man who’s never ...

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SUMMER FLUKING IN FULL SWING

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the East End, fluke fishing continues to improve and anglers who have them zeroed in and are putting in the time are being well rewarded with limits of quality flatties to 12 pounds. Cartwright and the Frisbees Grounds are producing quality over quantity while the North Grounds and the ...

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FISHING THROUGH IT

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
As noted last week at TheFisherman.com (see Phil “Of No Rights” Murphy Strikes Again), the Wildlife Management Areas in New Jersey will be shuttered at least another week due to an agreement between the governor and the public employees unions. While the sketchy deal may save a few ...

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FLUKING HEATS UP IN OCEAN AND MONTAUK

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Fluke fishing took a turn for the better this week in Montauk, and in the ocean along the South Shore, with increased numbers of quality fish reported. The bays continue to provide solid action, especially on the last of the incoming and start of the ebb. If you want striped ...

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THIS & THAT

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Here is a look at what the Field Editors had to say this week about the local bite.

CONNECTICUT – Dave Anderson
The porgy bite has been awesome for weeks, but it seems to be nearing a crescendo right now. It seems that there isn’t a single rockpile in the Sound ...

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15.6-POUND DOORMAT FLUKE FROM JAMAICA BAY

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
The big bass bite continues on the East End, and some quality bass are also coming from western and central Long Island Sound. Porgies seem to be everywhere in bucket filling numbers for shore and boat anglers, most reefs and wrecks are surrendering limits of sea bass plus porgies, triggers ...

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