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Blackfish Remain Best Bet

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
Tautog action is still about the best game in town according to most of the folks we've spoken to, with a few boats out of Belmar especially working hot and heavy seven days a week to put anglers on the bite. Milder weather this week could bode well for a ...

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Cod Crush

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Rhode Island
Mother Nature finally took it easy on the cod boats and the fishing was downright fantastic off Block Island! Pretty much everyone got out Saturday and Sunday with quite a few looking to extend the action into the week. Lots of limit catches were reported and both fresh-shucked clams and ...

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Connetquot Open For Winter Fishing

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: South Shore Long Island
While mackerel are within range of South Shore open boats, cod remain the primary focus. The Laure Lee, which was specifically targeting the macks, is done sailing until April, while the Captree Princees continues to focus on cod and ling on offshore wrecks. While the weatherman produced good sea conditions ...

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Fresh Is Best

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Cape Cod & The Islands
I hate to keep saying it, but most of the eastern part of Massachusetts remains stuck in-between fishable ice and open water. There are some highlights nonetheless as Red Top weighed-in a pair of state-pin crappie early in the week by a pair of anglers who found some hard water ...

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Good Showing Of Cod On Weekend

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: East End Long Island
Following a couple of weeks of lackluster fishing, mostly due to poor weather and fishing conditions, cod fishing on the East End bounced back nicely this week with good catches reported by several boats over the weekend. The Viking Starship, Viking Fivestar and the Fin Chaser all reported generally good ...

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Good Weekend For Mackerel

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: West End South Long Island
If you are looking to stock up on mackerel for smoking, to stash some away for shark bait, or you are just looking for a dose of fast action to stave off the winter blahs, mackerel appear more than willing to oblige. The Freeport based Starstream got in a good ...

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January 17 Meeting

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will hold a public hearing on a proposed addendum to the interstate fishery management plan (FMP) for summer flounder at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in the Richardson & Robbins Building at 89 Kings Highway in Dover, DE. The meeting will take ...

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No Snow, A Good Show!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: Southern New Jersey
Things have been exceptionally quiet along the southern coast, with most of the shopkeepers and captains we've contacted sneaking off for a few days or more to warmer climates. Some are wondering now if we're going to see more mild winter days like this week, or if an arctic blast ...

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Offshore Cod

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: Central New Jersey
We've had a few reports of short bass in the wash along the Central Jersey coast for those willing to work for 'em; it's primarily a morning and late afternoon bite, with small lures, swim shads and teasers especially helping greatly. The Manasquan River fleet continues to keep busy on ...

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Open-Water Options

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: South Shore Mass. to Maine
"Head west" they're saying if you need to scratch the ice fishing itch! Locally there is little to no fishable ice to speak of s the roller coaster of weather and air temperatures is melting the ice just as fast as it's being built. This is keeping open-water option in ...

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