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FISHING THRU COVID-19

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The good news in the New Jersey region is that big striped bass have made their appearance in local waters on the tails of migrating herring and bunker schools. Reports from up along the Raritan indicate boaters are finding migrating schools of big bass whacking jigs as well as mojos ...

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SOCIAL FISH-STANCING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England

Social and physical distancing are the hot buzzwords in response to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. I say we initiate a new movement, “social fish-stancing” in its place! This involves getting outside, in nature, and simply fishing. You can do it along with your friends and families – so ...

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YOU CAN STILL FISH

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
While COVID-19 continues to have a dramatic effect on everyone’s lives, and STAY HOME the overwhelming message being delivered at every turn, it is also important to realize that are also some healthy benefits to outdoor recreation, and that includes fishing. The caveat is that doing so requires strictly adhering ...

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CATCH, KISS & RELEASE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
For several weeks now we’ve been reporting on the outstanding striper bite in the Toms River. While those fish are still chomping, it appears that some of the bass are spreading out in Barnegat Bay which is putting the bite within access to casters had multiple locations. ...

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FLOUNDER AND TOG JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Despite the mild temperatures, fishing reports remain difficult to come by. Between open boats spending time in the shipyard or kept dockside by the weather, cod and ling reports were non-existent this week. That little flurry of stripers in the surf from last week went dead this week, but some ...

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NO SHOW? NO PROBLEM!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England

While the rest of the 2020 fishing shows have been cancelled (be sure to check out this week’s news item for details), fishing itself is still going strong here in New England with both holdover stripers and fresh trout being caught. Trout stocking has been moving ...

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23.3-POUND STRIPER

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The New Jersey striper season’s first 20-pounder was registered at Absecon Bay Sportsman Center over the weekend, and local presence of herring in some South Jersey rivers shows that the spring run is off to a solid start. The Toms River is loaded with bass (and perch), a good indication ...

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FIRST STRIPERS IN SOUTH SHORE SURF

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Saturday’s Ward Melville Fishing Expo was another huge success with big crowds, despite concerns surrounding the coronavirus. On the fishing front, cod reports remain pretty much non-existent due primarily to a steady dose of wind and rough seas. Good herring reports continue to come from the far west end of ...

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NEW REGS/WARD MELVILLE FISHING EXPO ON SATURDAY

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY

Last Thursday night’s bluefish scoping meeting in Stony Brook drew a pretty good turnout of those from the recreational and for-hire segment of the fishery. There were a number of recommendations made on how to address the required reduction in harvest going forward, including the creation of a ...

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NJ STRIPERS!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
After two months of “nuisance” fishing with stripers whacking bloodworm bits meant for white perch in the rivers, bays and creeks in New Jersey, the 2020 season is finally underway as of Sunday, March 1. More and more tackle shops throughout the Garden State are spinning the Open For ...

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