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FEELING LIKE FALL

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
 Well we finally got a taste of some actual fall weather this past week as temperatures dipped down below 30 degrees at night a couple of times. While I can’t say I’m completely happy with the change, it was enough to drop the water temperatures a few degrees which was ...

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OFF TO A GREAT START

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
 November fishing is off to a great start with unseasonably warm air and water temperatures proving anglers with excellent late season opportunities. Striped bass, bluefish and albies continue to chase bait along the beaches and the ground fishing for black sea bass, scup and tautog has been awesome! Barring any ...

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NOVEMBER OPPORTUNITIES

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
 November often signals the end of “fishing season” for many or Rhode Island’s anglers, but there are plenty of opportunities to get out and put a bend in the rod. Fishing along the beaches will likely continue to produce good numbers of small striped bass right through the end of ...

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NOVEMBER, REALLY?

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
 Following another October weekend of shorts and tee-shirt weather, it’s hard to believe that we actually already creeping up on the month of November. We still have tons of false albacore around, and the tautog bite, which should be in full swing, is just starting to get going. I was ...

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TRYING FOR TOG

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
 Tautog season seems to be off to a bit of a slow start which isn’t too surprising given that water temperatures are still in the mid to high 60s. Because water temperatures are still unseasonably warm, fishing shallower water than normal for this time of year may be the secret ...

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THE TIME IS NOW

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
 As I flipped the calendar to October this morning the realization that there is only a month or so left of consistent fishing began to set in. October offers some of the best fishing of the season for both boat and surf anglers, and once the calendar flips to November ...

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BIG BAIT, BIG BASS

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
Peanut bunker are often noted in fall fishing reports for Rhode Island, but in recent years we have seen an increase in the number of adult bunker moving along the beaches. This year they seem to have shown up even earlier with several reporting stations noting large schools of adult ...

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JOSE ON HORIZON

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
Hurricane Jose is currently forecast to pass well offshore of New England, but we will likely see strong sustained winds and rough seas as the storm passes. Fishing in and around fall storms can be very productive, especially for those of us who fish from shore, but the same conditions ...

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COD BITE HEATING UP

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
It may seem a bit early to be talking about cod, which many consider to be more of a winter fishery, but the early reports from boats venturing out to the cod grounds have been very good so far this season. Along with good numbers of cod up to 30 ...

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SHIFTING SEASONS

Posted By John Hanecak
Location: Rhode Island
After this past week there is no question that fall is on its way. It’s getting dark earlier and night time temperatures have started dipping down into the low 50s. At this point in the year I always feel a little bit of regret having not accomplished everything I wanted ...

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