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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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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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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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GET READY FOR FLUKE, BLUES AND WEAKS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Stripers continue to dominate reports in our region, but by next week, Long Island, Metro NY anglers should have a whole new set of targets to choose from. Blackfish will be off the menu after Thursday, but blues, weaks and porgies will become options by next week, and don’t forget ...

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MARINAS AND RAMPS OPEN

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
The big news this week was not so much about the fishing but rather the opening of public and private marinas and launch ramps. The decision to reopen these facilities was a great relief to the many boat owners who hoped to seek refuge with their families on the water. ...

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GOOD OPENING FOR BLACKFISH

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
The coronavirus continues to play a major role on the fishing front due to its impact on party and charter boats, tackle shops and access. Access for boaters became even more difficult with the expanding closure of many marinas and launch ramps around the Island. If you are able to ...

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GOOD OPENING FOR BLACKFISH

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Some good news and some bad news this week. First the good. Blackfish season opened last Wednesday and some surprisingly good action was reported from the East End. There was even a much improved showing of cod after a mostly poor winter run. Striped bass action continued to spread around ...

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FISHING STILL IN PLAY

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Fortunately for many of us, fishing is one of the few activities still in play during the current Covid-19 pandemic. However, I cannot emphasize enough the need to protect yourself and those around you by practicing social distancing, along with all of the other guidelines recommended by the CDC. While ...

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YOU CAN STILL FISH

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
While COVID-19 continues to have a dramatic effect on everyone’s lives, and STAY HOME the overwhelming message being delivered at every turn, it is also important to realize that are also some healthy benefits to outdoor recreation, and that includes fishing. The caveat is that doing so requires strictly adhering ...

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