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FUNNY FISH

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This week’s reports included many references to funny fish—bonito and chub mackerel primarily—with reports coming in from the Canal, the Vineyard, Newport, the West Wall through South County, the Watch Hill Reef complex and on into mid-Long Island Sound. While most of the cathodes were made by boatmen, surf anglers ...

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AROUND THE ISLAND

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the East End, fluking continues to provide solid action with good numbers of quality fish along with plenty of shorts to keep rods bending. In the rips, big blues have made their presence felt and bass fishing has been decent at night on live eels. The best of the ...

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HOT SUMMER FISHING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Signs of the Fall Run have already begun to show along parts of the coast as small baitfish are schooling up and pods of bass, blues, bonito and chub mackerel have been seen gorging on them at times. Big bass are still being caught at night around Block Island on ...

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JUMBO COBIA

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Throughout much of the summer anglers in the Central and Southern part of the state have been tangling with cobia not far from shore; a few mixed reports have also come from the Monmouth County, NJ area as well with some past cobia reports inside the Raritan Bay. A ...

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A SUMMER SMORGASBORD

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Reports of good or improved fluke fishing came from a number of areas this week. Even where the action is dominated by shorts, there has been an increase in the number of bigger fish mixing into the action. That’s been true in the bays and ocean, and to a lesser ...

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BFT AT PRINCESS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
In this week’s report rundown in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay edition of The Fisherman, field editor Tom Pagliaroli reports that the Atlantic Princess is still the place to be in terms of bluefin tuna. “A redundant read, but it remains the Atlantic Princess to the Virginia for solid ...

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HAMMERING HARD-TAILS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
While we’ve been seeing a few bonito popping up here and there at the Vineyard, South County, RI and off the South Shore of Long Island for weeks, this week saw a major up-tick in their reporting with confirmed fish in all those places plus well inside Long Island Sound ...

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FLUKE NUMBERS AND SIZE ON THE RISE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Fluke are once again at the top of the heap this week with good numbers of quality fish coming from East End waters. Quite a few of the fish qualify as doormats, but there are also lots of fish in the 5 to 7 or 8–pound range being brought to ...

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NORTH JERSEY DOORMATS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
In the North Jersey region, field editor JB Kasper said fluking showed some improvement with some good size keepers being caught in deeper water, with fish to 13 pounds being taken. “The stellar year of bottom fishing continued with good catches of sea bass, ling and triggerfish, along with building ...

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SUMMERTIME SEA BASSING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
They’re moving deep, but they’re still quite plentiful if you know where to look and you’re willing to put in the time to find them. That sentiment was heard across the reports from Long Island Sound through Rhode Island and on into Massachusetts waters this week. Limits were quite common ...

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