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Finding the fish is half the battle but where do you start? Let The Fisherman help narrow your search with the following hot spot reviews. Each honey hole is covered in detail to reveal the best seasons, times and tides for our most popular species. Maps, tips and insights from our expert fishing staff help pin-point the best of the action in your area so you'll be there with the right lures, bait and gear when the bite is ready to explode.



AXEL CARLSON REEF

Tied with Atlantic City Reef for size at 4 square miles, and one of the two oldest of the artificial bottom layouts, Axel Carlson Reef is second only to the Cape May Reef (4.5 square miles) for size. It is rife with structure, the majority of which is rock, and is a magnet for sea bass, fluke and blackfish. Read more »

THE GREENLAWNS

Along the west side of Shelter Island in Peconic Bay is a landmark and fishing hotspot known as the Greenlawns. The name is derived from a pair of mansions side by side of each other with identical size lawns distinguishing the location. While the landscape and scenery may be impressive, it is certainly not the reason why anglers cluster around this area each season. The opportunity for a double digit fluke is the draw for many anglers heading to the North Fork. Read more »

GARDEN STATE SISTERS

Twins, almost, birthed by the New Jersey Bureau of Marine Fisheries (the dam) and then artificial reef coordinator Bill Figley (the sire). Read more »

MILFORD HARBOR, CT

Milford Harbor, called “The Gulf,” is a square bay measuring one mile by one mile. It’s bounded by Gulf Beach and Welches Point to the northeast, Trumbull Beach and Silver Sands State Park to the north, and a half-mile-long tombolo (called “The Bar”) ending at Charles Island to the southwest. Read more »

SILVER HOLE

Located deep inside Jamaica Bay bordering the Train Trestle and Cross Bay Bridge, Silver Hole is a deep water depression once known for its exceptional early spring flounder fishing, which has declined dramatically here, just as it has in most bays and harbors surrounding Long Island. Read more »

ABSECON CREEK

Absecon Creek has been undergoing some major “renovations,” and improvement projects at two entirely separate locations along the creek are finally coming to fruition after several years of careful planning. Read more »

BESECK LAKE, MIDDLEFIELD CT

Just off Route 66 in Middlefield, Connecticut, lies a 116-acre impoundment named Beseck Lake. A bustling lake in the summertime, Beseck is much less utilized for winter activities. Read more »

BROWNS REEF, LONG ISLAND SOUND

“Browns Reef,” as it’s referred to by Branford bottom fishing regulars, is actually a cluster of individual structures, each with its own name and navigational aid, but often collectively known as “Browns.” Read more »

CROSS BAY BRIDGES

Spanning the eastern complex of Jamaica Bay from Howard Beach in Brooklyn to Rockaway Beach, the North and South Channel Cross Bay Bridges set the stage for some fine all-around action on a variety of species through the course of the season. Read more »

DELAWARE & RARITAN CANAL

Can’t say much for the snail-like crawl of the current in the combined 60-mile Delaware & Raritan Canal (D&R) and its Feeder Canal sibling, but the fishing for myriad species is certainly high octane and ignites in late February and continues through until ice up. Read more »

DELAWARE BAY, THE EIGHTS

While the Eights sit a bit outside the Delaware Bay they are well inside the Line of Demarcation and therefore a legal location to fish for striped bass. Read more »

FIRE ISLAND INLET’S WEST BAR

Heading west through Fire Island Inlet and just before you approach the deep blue, you’ll pass the backside jetty of Democrat Point on the left, while on the right you’ll pass the nostalgic but severely damaged gateway of what used to be the rock studded peninsula of the Sore Thumb that at one time stood out boldly from the Oak Beach shore of the inlet. Once you pass these landmarks and continue west, you’ll encounter the expanse of the West Bar. Read more »

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