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PRE-SNOW FISH

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Despite the first measurable snowfall of the season, fishing remains solid for cold-water species. Trout action continues to please anglers, and the ever-dropping water temperatures suit them just fine. More and more reports of skim ice are coming in across Southern New England each a day, a sign that first ...

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SNOWSTORM STRIPERS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Even Saturday’s snowstorm failed to quell the striped bass run along the Island’s South Shore. The handful of boats that ranged east and west out of Fire Island Inlet found very good action, with good numbers of quality fish in the mix. Scott Keicher and his buddy, Chum Pot Bob, ...

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SNOWY SURF STRIPERS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
While snow and sleet and freezing conditions put many anglers into holiday shopping with the better half (ahem), a few hearty souls scaled down in the late season surf for some short stripers. Surfcasters willing to scale down and go the teaser route have found some double-digit catches regardless ...

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BASS BLITZ ROLLS ON

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Very little has changed this week as sea bass, porgies and cod continue please anglers making the run to Block Island, while tog anglers continue to hang their hats on Fishers Island or the Rhody Coast.

The striped bass run along the Island’s South Shore and West End shows no sign ...

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COD & TOG

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
With blackfish season closing December 6 in Connecticut and December 15 in Rhode Island, the bite is finally making up for a rather slow start as a load of fish from 8 to 16-plus pounds were caught over the weekend. That big fish—16.75 pounds to be exact—was landed in Connecticut ...

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TOGGIN’ CONTINUES

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Entering the home stretch for 2017 the best bet for many boats sailing out of ports in Delaware and New Jersey continues to be blackfish. December is an excellent month for tackling tautog on the reefs and wrecks along the coast, with white leggers currently the best bet offshore ...

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50’S ON THE FENCE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The body of big stripers that had been keeping folks entertained in the Central and Northern region at the beginning of November have been spreading farther into the South Jersey region while chasing the bunker schools. A few fish scored in the Cape May Rips over the Thanksgiving week provides ...

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LOTS OF OPTIONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
We are in a somewhat odd time of the saltwater season where there are still plenty of fish to be caught, but the excuses to forego that next outing keep piling up. The best trick that I can come up when debating heading out for another trip is to think ...

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SOUTH SHORE BASS BLITZ

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the East End, it is Block Island for sea bass, porgies and cod, while tog anglers should set their sights on Fishers Island or the Rhody Coast. Stripers no longer seem to be a viable option but then again no one has been targeting them.

The striped bass run along ...

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ANOTHER SEASON ENDS

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
 With this issue another season of freshwater fishing reports comes to a close. Hard to believe but the Inland Report has been around a long time. The first IR appeared in September, 1983, so we’re now in our 35th year. I can still remember when the late Tim Coleman, managing ...

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