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COD OR STRIPER DAY

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
With herring action mostly disappointing this week, and boats with winter sailing schedules spending more time tied to the dock than fishing due to a steady dose of wind, options for this weekend are limited. The good news is that there have been decent numbers of cod off the West ...

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NEW JERSEY FISHING LOG

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
IT’S SHOW TIME!
Blackfish bite turns both hot and cold over the weekend. Several boats continue sailing on a regular basis as hardcore rail-huggers continue looking to score on giant tautog. Big fish continue to come, some teen-size titans, and what may be off in terms of total ...

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21-POUND TAUTOG

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The big news of the first official week of 2019 comes by way of Fisherman’s Headquarters where Dante “Magic Tails” Soriente came in with a big tautog to weigh-in caught while fishing with Paul Haertel off Barnegat Inlet someplace. That big fish was 20.96 pounds and hit one of the ...

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GO DEEP FOR JUMBO SEA BASS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
The weather continues to wreak havoc on sailing schedules but there were a few bright spots on the fishing front this past week. The Capt. Al out of Point Lookout reported a decent shot of cod on Sunday with the high hook bagging seven fish to 12 pounds. Capt. Anthony ...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
With the arrival of the New Year, be sure that you’ve renewed your fishing licenses. Some states validate a license for 365 days from the date of purchase, while others expires annually on the 1st of the year, so make sure you know which is which in your chosen waters! ...

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BOTTOM BOUNCE-BACK

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
As has become the norm, when weather is good, so is the fishing and that’s what we had over the weekend on the cod grounds off Block Island. It wasn’t any sort of lights-out, historic fishing, but there were fish to be had with a range of species from cod ...

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GO DEEP FOR JUMBO SEA BASS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Mixed bag catches off of Block Island and Coxes Ledge, jumbo sea bass and a mixed bag on offshore wrecks, a final shot at blackfish, and herring for shore bound anglers head up this week’s menu. In Montauk, the Viking Fleet is reporting a mix of cod, porgies, sea bass, ...

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SEVEN FISH FEAST

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Striped bass, blackfish, porgies, pollock, ling, white hake, and even a monkfish (see photo and caption for details) round out our feast of the seven fishes as we near the Christmas weekend. A few straggling stripers in the North/Central surf, the best of the action is on the troll ...

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GO DEEP FOR JUMBO SEA BASS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Well, those two days of spectacular haddock catches we spoke about in last week’s report turned out to be short lived. Followed by three days of wind and rough seas that kept boats from getting back to the fishing grounds, there were very few haddock to be found when they ...

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KEEPIN’ WARM

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Overall the bite this past week was not hot, but it wasn’t cold, either; I’d say it was a solid “warm” instead. Haddock are still being caught off Block Island, but not in the 100-fish boatloads of the week before. Cod and sea bass are more prevalent, but at times ...

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