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WIDE-OPEN SEA BASS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Finally, after playing regulation hopscotch all spring, black sea bass season will be open everywhere from Massachusetts through New York as of Monday, June 24, when Rhode Island finally opens up. New York opened the day prior—June 23—and the rest of us in New England have been hammering humpheads for ...

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BETTER BOTTOM BOUNCING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
From fluke to sea bass, and haddock to porgies, bottom fishing remains the best and most consistent game in town right now. The big Fluke Til Ya Puke tournament was this past weekend, and top honors went to Bill Robinson for his 10.2-pounder. Runner-up was Nino Aversa with a 9.-74-pounder, ...

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BONITO & KINGFISH

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
File this one under, “I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see the picture” as the season’s first bonito was caught late last week as Paul Anderson landed one on a popper while fishing off a northwest beach of Nantucket. Let’s hope that this bodes well for an early run ...

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BIG BASS ARRIVE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
There was a shot of 50-pound bass landed across New England this week, and a couple of them were caught “close enough to shore” for a surf guy to have landed them, Long Island Sound saw at least 3 (perhaps as many as 5), in Rhode Island another 50 was ...

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FLUKING IS IMPROVING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Positive fluke reports had been primarily south of New England the last few weeks with flattie fanatics having to run to Montauk and points south to get their fill, but this week’s warming weather saw much better fishing locally around Block Island and on into Long Island Sound. There si ...

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COPIOUS CALAMARI

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
From Buzzards Bay through Block Island Sound and even on into Long Island Sound, this week saw some very good action jigging for squid. From boat and by shore, anglers jigged up delectable calamari by the bucket full with some mega, arm-length tubes in the mix. Whether you take a ...

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POPPIN’ PORGIES

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Long Island Sound, Peconic Bay and Buzzards Bay are producing some great porgy catches right now, and if anyone was targeting them in-between (in Rhody waters) they’d likely find comparable hot action as well! There are plenty of double-headers of 2- and 3-plus pounders coming over the rails that your ...

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TONS OF TROUT

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
From Connecticut to the Cape and up into northern New England, trout action remains very good. With browns, rainbows, tigers and even some lakers being reported, there’s no better time than right now to get your trout fix! If you’d rather some saltwater action, striped bass are spread pretty much ...

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TOG & TROUT TOPS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Once again, with the spring blackfish season closing on April 30 in Connecticut, the bite has finally turned on! Lots of solid 4- to 6-pound fish are being caught with the occasional 8-pluys-pounder and even a couple double-digit fish from the Milford to New Haven area. The season remains open ...

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LOTS OF BITES!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
With the excitement of Opening Day now a week-plus in the mirror, trout fishing remains very good as the second round of stocking has begun in many states. The cool weather and plentiful rains have kept flows up in many of the streams, perfect trout fishing conditions! Stripers have begun ...

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