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CANAL MELEE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
I knew this past week was going to be good for local surf fishing. Not because I have some 6th sense of fishing, and not so much because I poured over past reports and logbooks, but because I was down in Florida all week for work attending ICAST 2018. In ...

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OFFSHORE GOES OFF

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Rhode Island
While anglers heading towards Southwest Ledge off Block Island were treated to another week of very good striped bass fishing on large fish this week, it’s the tuna and shark and action for boats steaming a bit further east-southeast of the pork chop who were really treated to something special. ...

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FLOUNDER ON THE MOVE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: South Shore Mass. to Maine
Overall the flounder bite has been good this year with steady action on medium to medium-large fish. The last week or two has seen a noticeable improvement on the size of the fish being caught, but the numbers of fish have gone down slightly. Also, the better action is transitioning ...

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WHERE ARE THE BLUES?

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
I’ve written about it before, but bluefish simply do not get the respect which they deserve. They’ve saved more than a few trips for me when the striped bass forgot to come out to play, and pound-for-pound they fight harder than any striped bass I have ever caught. It has ...

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SHORE-THING FLUKE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
A few weeks ago I spoke of the mighty porgy, this week I will touch upon the fluke or summer flounder. After spending a day with the family over the weekend casting small Spro and Mustad jigs from the Rhode Island beaches to hungry fluke feeding below swarms of sand ...

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THE FULL MOON

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
I love/hate the full moon in the surf. While on the one hand I have landed some of my biggest surf-caught bass under a full moon, every single one of those big bass nights also coincided with some weather and heavy cloud cover; give me some rain and all the ...

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BOTTOM FISHING OPTIONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: South Shore Mass. to Maine
From haddock to flounder, the bottom fishing bite is still very good across the Gulf of Maine and State waters. Moat all of the local harbors have flounder in them with good catches being made. Few full limits were reported this week, but action was steady across the fleet. Heading ...

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PORGIES FOR SHORE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
Since I’ve been striking out on my weekly predictions and advice on stripers of late, today I’m going with the simple-yet-fun summertime tactic of targeting scup/porgies from shore. There are a thousand spots from the Canal to the New York border where one can put together a solid catch of ...

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FINE FLUKING, FINALLY

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Rhode Island
With this coming weekend’s Fluke Til Ya Puke tournament set to take over the South Shore of Rhode Island, it is fitting that this week’s fishing reports are dominated by big fluke! After starting off hot, and then going slow, the fishing has more than made up for the slow-down ...

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JUNE NEW MOON

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
This Wednesday is the new moon of June, a fabled phase of the moon that traditionally produces large striped bass in the surf up and down the striper coast. For me it also marks the beginning of the transition from spring fish on the move to summer resident fish. But, ...

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