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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
With the arrival of the New Year, be sure that you’ve renewed your fishing licenses. Some states validate a license for 365 days from the date of purchase, while others expires annually on the 1st of the year, so make sure you know which is which in your chosen waters! ...

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BOTTOM BOUNCE-BACK

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
As has become the norm, when weather is good, so is the fishing and that’s what we had over the weekend on the cod grounds off Block Island. It wasn’t any sort of lights-out, historic fishing, but there were fish to be had with a range of species from cod ...

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KEEPIN’ WARM

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Overall the bite this past week was not hot, but it wasn’t cold, either; I’d say it was a solid “warm” instead. Haddock are still being caught off Block Island, but not in the 100-fish boatloads of the week before. Cod and sea bass are more prevalent, but at times ...

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COD’s UP, TOG’s DOWN

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
After some rather solid blackfishing reports last week, the lowly tog took a noticeable backseat to some other late-fall bottom fishing species like cod, black sea bass and even haddock. In general, even when boats got out this week, blackfishing was reported to be slow to “just ok” since checking-in ...

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POST-HOLIDAY OPTIONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Things remain much the same boat-wise across Southern New England as they have been for the past few weeks with steady action on the likes of blackfish, black sea bass and cod when boats can sail. There was a shot of both weakfish and haddock off Block last week, with ...

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MAKE IT WORK

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
This week saw some strong winds and at times downright dangerous seas up and down the New England coast. There was a time when I salivated at such conditions, making a b-line for the nearest shore location to fight through the weather at the chance of finding some fish. Whether ...

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CHUNKIN’

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
Fishing chunks is not for everyone, but there is simply no denying that it can be extremely productive. With fish on the move as they are right now, fishing a stretch of shoreline with some fresh chunks of mackerel or bunker is most certain to yield some fish. And if ...

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ALBIE ACTION

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Rhode Island
There are still false albacore being caught all across Southern New England, but Rhode Island remains quite consistent with fish being landed both from shore and by boat. This week saw some slightly picky fish at times, but that said once a school of cooperative fish was found the action ...

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BREACHWAY ETIQUETTE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
Leading into the weekend I took a run to one of the Rhode Island breachways for an evening tide. The winds lined up nicely, and with all the fish around I figured it was a good call. And while my score for the night of a pair of high-teen bass ...

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FINALLY SOME BLUES

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
If you’ve been paying attention this year, then you likely noticed that bluefish have been almost as tough to come by as weakfish. There wasn’t much of a spring run along the South Cape beaches, the summer bite never really kicked in along the RI shore, and bassmen chunking in ...

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