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MERRY FISHMAS!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
It was a rather slow week of reports following some windy and cold weather the last few days. The cod boats found mixed results over the weekend—some did well while others just ok—but they all saw lots of promise with schools of mackerel on the increase and lots of “life” ...

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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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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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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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MIXED-BAG BONANAZA

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Bottom fishing remains your best bet right now with a wide variety of species being landed. Inshore you can get a good mix of tautog and black sea bass on the rockpiles, with a sprinkling of cod being seen in Rhody waters. Out deep you can add pollock, haddock and ...

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TIME FOR COD

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This is a great time for bottom fisherman in Southern New England with blackfish, sea bass, porgies, winter flounder, stripers, bluefish, huge choggies and of course cod hitting the deck. One reef or rockpile can, at times, produce any and all of these species, and you might even see some ...

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THE ‘BEST BET’

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This week’s best option is not a certain species, but instead a type of fishing: bottom fishing. Inshore you get some good blackfish including some double-digits in Buzzards Bay, off Newport, by Narragansett and inside Long Island Sound. Mixed with those tog have been black sea bass and cod, but ...

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OCTOBER OPTIONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This week saw a bit of everything from big bluefin off the Cape to double-digit tog in Narragansett Bay to schoolie bass running the surf from the Canal to well inside Long Island Sound. Bluefin of recreational-class and bigger—much bigger at times—can be found roaming from P-town all the way ...

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POST-STORM POSITIVETY

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Despite getting hammered on consecutive weeks by a pair of big nor’easters, fishing in Southern New England remains very good. From solid catches of blackfish on the rockpiles, to hordes of small bass in the surf, to bluefin still working bait off the Cape, there is plenty to look forward ...

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