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54-POUND STRIPER

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
So why is it that the last three hours of any three-day weekend is always the nicest weather-wise? Just as the passenger restriction was upped from 10 to 25 aboard for-hire boats at the Jersey Shore - and on the very same day that the 2020 fluke season opened ...

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BLUEFISH INVADE THE ISLAND

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Bluefish finally arrived in force with good action reported from Brooklyn to Montauk and into Long Island Sound. The blues added to an already impressive inshore mixed bag of species, including stripers, porgies, fluke, blowfish, kingfish, flounder, cod and to a lesser degree, weakfish. The weaks have been slow to ...

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TIDERUNNER TIME

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England

This week’s fishing reports including several references to weakfish being landed, and not just in the one spot in Connecticut where everyone and their uncle likes to fish for them these days. Sure there we some nice ones caught at the ‘sandbar whose name shall not be mentioned’, ...

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NJ OPENS FOR BUSINESS!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
I got home from doing a little striper fishing behind Beach Haven with my daughter on Saturday morning (as I said, “little striper fishing”), washed off the bug spray (the gnats were ungodly) and was able to plop myself in front of my laptop in time for the governor’s 1 ...

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TAKE YOUR PICK

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Fresh or salt, there are plenty of options on the table for you this week. Freshwater fishing in the lakes and ponds is seeing fish like crappie and bass move shallow as they prepare to spawn. Trout fishing in the waters where they’re stocked has been nothing short of fantastic, ...

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WEATHER AND FISHING MUCH IMPROVED

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Spring weather finally arrived and with it the spring fishing showed noticeable improvement in many sectors. The pace of striper action picked back up, fluke were considerably more cooperative with a decent number of keepers in the mix, and porgies are red hot in a number of areas. Blowfish are ...

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GOOD WEATHER SHOULD FIRE UP SPRING ACTION

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Despite a week that included heavy doses of wind, record setting cold temperatures and a fair amount of rain, there were some positive developments on the fishing front. Fluke are a viable target all around the Island, porgies are big and plentiful and settling into their typical spring haunts, and ...

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PASSING OF A FRIEND

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Dave Arbeitman, founder/owner of The Reel Seat, passed away this past Sunday morning, May 10. He was just 65.

“With heavy hearts, it is almost impossible to put into words, the loss of one of the legends in the fishing community,” read the message on The Reel Seat’s Facebook account late ...

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STRIPED BASS UPDATES

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England

Last week saw more widespread striper activity on striped bass in the surf, and this week saw increased size. In this week’s report we have 20-inch-class stripers on the North Shore starting to mix-in with mackerel which will surely attract bigger fish, bass to the 20-pound class in ...

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FLUKE ENTER THE GAME

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Fluke may soon be competing with striped bass for the spotlight with this week’s opening of the summer flounder season. Good pre-season bycatch numbers have anglers anticipating one of the best opening months in years. Dropping water temperatures the past two weeks may have slowed the bass bite and delayed ...

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