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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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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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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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POST-STORM POSITIVETY

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Despite getting hammered on consecutive weeks by a pair of big nor’easters, fishing in Southern New England remains very good. From solid catches of blackfish on the rockpiles, to hordes of small bass in the surf, to bluefin still working bait off the Cape, there is plenty to look forward ...

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TOG’S TOPS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Blackfish are finally an option across all of New England as the fall season opened on Thursday in Connecticut, joining up with the great action already being seen in Massachusetts and Rhode Island the last few weeks. While the late-week bite was noted as “difficult” in most places due to ...

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LOTSA SCHOOLIES

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Schoolie bass, and loads of them, seems to be the theme of late. From Boston through the Canal on past Newport over along South County and well inside Long Island Sound and beyond, striped bass from 12 to 24 inches can be found blasting schools of small bait. It’s really ...

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TOG TIME IS UPON US

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
While blackfish are often seen as a late fall species, the truth is that there is some fantastic action taking place right now in shallow water! The season remains closed in Connecticut waters until the 10th, but it is open in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island waters, and those anglers ...

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FALL FURY

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Fall fishing remains very good in Southern New England for a wide variety of species. There are bass, blues, albies and bonito to be had in the surf and nearshore waters from the Cape to Connecticut. Bottom fishing is about as good as it gets for porgies with plenty of ...

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ALBIES WEST!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
While they haven’t fully invaded spots to the west just yet, the past week saw a major shift towards and even into the east end of Long Island Sound. Waters from the Canal through the Vineyard and Nantucket and on over to Watch Hill saw good acioitn by boat and ...

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