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GO WEST FOR BIG BASS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, Montauk and North Fork captains are calling the blackfishing the best in years. It remains excellent around Fishers Island and environs, with some good catches also coming from around Block Island, where sea bass rule the roost. Increasing numbers of cod are also mixing into the action at ...

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MIXED-BAG BONANAZA

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Bottom fishing remains your best bet right now with a wide variety of species being landed. Inshore you can get a good mix of tautog and black sea bass on the rockpiles, with a sprinkling of cod being seen in Rhody waters. Out deep you can add pollock, haddock and ...

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PEANUTS & SAND EELS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The big story since last week’s report is the 67.55-pound striped bass caught on a TGT rattle spoon by Tyler Lang aboard Capt. Vinny Vetere’s Katfish Charters out of Staten Island. You may have seen the hanging scale photo from Great Kills Bait and Tackle in Staten Island, but ...

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58-POUND STRIPER

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
As you can see from the photo of Jeff Fairbanks aboard Tim Fitzpatrick's boat the Noserider, there are still good fish entering New Jersey waters and moving down along the coast. “This past week saw some excellent striped bass fishing along the northern coast,” noted field editor JB Kasper going ...

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BLACKFISHING STAYS HOT

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, hit one of the open or charter boats from Orient by the Sea Marina or inside Montauk Harbor and head out for blackfish since the fishing continues to be exceptional during both tides with the big females starting to chew well. Most anglers get their limits of fish ...

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TIME FOR COD

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This is a great time for bottom fisherman in Southern New England with blackfish, sea bass, porgies, winter flounder, stripers, bluefish, huge choggies and of course cod hitting the deck. One reef or rockpile can, at times, produce any and all of these species, and you might even see some ...

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BIG BASS ON THE TROLL - BEST BLACKFISHING IN YEARS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, blackfishing remains incredible before and after the mid-week blow. Fishers Island continues to be the hot spot with quite a few big sea bass mixing in. The tog are chewing down green and white crabs and have been coming back to marinas and bait shops to 11.8 pounds. ...

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SPECKS & STRIPES

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Striped bass fishing overshadowed most other fisheries this past week along the northern coast,” noted North Jersey field editor JB Kasper in this week’s reports, which went to print very early this morning. That weekly edition is on its way to our subscribers now, but you’ll find our latest ...

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THE ‘BEST BET’

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This week’s best option is not a certain species, but instead a type of fishing: bottom fishing. Inshore you get some good blackfish including some double-digits in Buzzards Bay, off Newport, by Narragansett and inside Long Island Sound. Mixed with those tog have been black sea bass and cod, but ...

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OCTOBER OPTIONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This week saw a bit of everything from big bluefin off the Cape to double-digit tog in Narragansett Bay to schoolie bass running the surf from the Canal to well inside Long Island Sound. Bluefin of recreational-class and bigger—much bigger at times—can be found roaming from P-town all the way ...

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