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EXCELLENT OFFSHORE ACTION

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
As Offshore Field Editor, Patrick Vogt led off his emailed report this week, “Good weather equals plenty to talk about!” Up around the Cape there are so many bluefin being caught that captains have begun to play catch and release as the market is flooded and there is almost zero ...

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PENDING RECORD TRIGGER

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Fishing along the northern coast this past week saw some improving catches, despite the Thursday storm,” said North Jersey field editor JB Kasper this week. He said fluke fishing is starting to see some better numbers of keepers, and with full moon on July 16 he expects fishing ...

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WEATHER AND FISHING HEATING UP

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
We’re definitely into summer mode on the fishing front and fluke have responded in a good way in several areas. Good numbers of quality fish have settled into Gardiners Bay, and also along Montauk’s south side at Frisbees and Cartwright. Plenty of quality sea bass are also settling into these ...

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BASS ON BUNKER

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
For many the 4th of July signifies the transition of striped bass patterns from transient spring fish to summer residents as they settle into more consistent patterns and locations. So far 2019 has been defined by a break from the norm with big bass being seen as far as Boston ...

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DREAM BOAT CATCHES

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The holiday on Thursday the Fourth gave a lot of folks some extra time to hit the grounds late last week; and despite a blast of nasty weather across the South/Central portion of the state on Saturday afternoon, there were several duly notable catches along the way. Up on ...

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SUMMER FISHING HEATS UP

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Good weather through the Fourth of July holiday, with the exception of fog in some areas, allowed many anglers to hit the water at some point over the course of what for many was four day weekend. Montauk saw striper action perk up with last week’s new moon as many ...

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15-POUND FLUKE!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
That’s right, a true doormat was landed this week as long-time Frances Fleet mate Cote was out fishing this week and managed to catch the second-largest fluke ever landed on the Frances Fleet boats. The fish weighed-in at an impressive 15.1 pounds and was caught on that super-hot fluke killer, ...

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HOT FISHING – INSHORE AND OFF

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
With the cool, wet weather that marked most of the spring in our wake, it looks like most of our species are settling into a summertime mode. The numbers of fluke in many areas saw noticeable improvement, although shorts still far outnumber keepers, which comes as no surprise given the ...

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IT’S TUNA TIME!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Fluke numbers saw a big jump though short fish still dominate,” noted JB Kasper in this week’s North Jersey fishing report. Seems to be a trend throughout the state, though party boat captains we spoke to along the central coast believe the first good summer heat wave should get ...

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LOTS OF GOOD THINGS HAPPENING ON THE FISHING FRONT

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Let’s hope this past weekend sets the pattern for the rest of the summer as the fish and weather combined to make it the best fishing weekend of the young season. As expected, sea bass season got off to a fast start around many parts of the Island, following weeks ...

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