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ICE IS NICE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
With somewhat poor weather the past few days, the cod and blackfish boats have had a tough go at it. Friday saw some ok catches in rather “nautical” weather with cod to 20-plus pounds boated, but the weekend was pretty much a wash. Holdover stripers continue to cooperate, with tidal ...

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DECEMBER DECISIONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
We are in that familiar time of the season here in Southern New England where I almost feel like I can write the reports before they’re in; you either have good weather and the boats can sail or you don’t, and you either have ice or you don’t. Not much ...

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HERRING ARRIVE IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Once again, offshore wreck trips out of ports like Shinnecock, Captree, Point Lookout, Freeport and Sheepshead Bay are a very good bet to produce jumbo sea bass, porgies, cod, haddock, bluefish, pollock and ling, or any combination of these species. Out in Montauk, the Viking Fleet and a couple of ...

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SURF BASSIN’ CONTINUES

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Seems as if most of the best keeper striped bass action is coming in South Jersey at this point where boats from as far south as Lewes and Indian River in Delaware are joining the trollers from Atlantic and Cape May counties at the Jersey Shore for some inside the ...

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12 MONTHS & 11 HOURS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
A few shops, marinas and for-hire operations are calling it a season, but those anglers who are stretching out their striper season a bit longer are finding a few good bass heading into our 12th and final month of the year. For those heading out in Cape May County, ...

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CATCH AN OFFSHORE WRECK TRIP OR HIT BLOCK ISLAND

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
The two best options this week appear to be an offshore wreck trip out of ports like Captree, Point Lookout, Freeport and Sheepshead Bay. Jumbo sea bass, porgies, cod, haddock, bluefish, pollock and red hake are all real possibilities on these trips. Out in Montauk, boats heading to Block Island ...

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COD, TOG & TUNA

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This time of the year the fishing is pretty predictable. Seasons begin closing (like blackfish in Connecticut as of 11/27), and some fish simply move out of the area (like bluefish.) This limits the variety one might have before them when deciding on when or where to fish, but it ...

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THANKSGIVING TEASE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
While many folks have laid up their boats for the winter, plenty of other folks are out enjoying the late fall run of striped bass down the coast. There were several reports of good fish trolled up and jigged along the South Jersey coast last week, with 20- and ...

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TIME FOR JUMBO SEA BASS

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Blackfishing remains solid in many areas but there is a definite movement now to deeper water structure. Sea bass action remains excellent at Block Island and South Shore open boats making offshore wreck trips are reporting limit catches of jumbos. Increasing numbers of cod are mixing with sea bass and ...

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TOG & TURKEY

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
As we fast-approach the final days of November, fishing pressure—but not the opportunities—is on the drop. There are still plenty of striped bass to be caught with fish reported from the Canal to Long Island Sound (and beyond), although finding a “keeper” is a bit of a struggle. Your best ...

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