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WEAKFISH AND ALBIES MAKE STRONG SHOWING

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, a hard east wind and a huge ground swell most of the week made fishing for fluke extremely difficult in very nautical conditions. Some big fluke remain in the deep water along the south side of Montauk, however very few fish remain along the Sound, along Gardiners Bay ...

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WELCOME FALL!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
New Jersey’s 2019 fluke season is in the books, and as North Jersey field editor JB Kasper reports in the October edition of The Fisherman heading to mailboxes and retail outlets right now, most would describe it as a sub-par season. “Most will also tell you the current backwards regulations ...

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ALBIES WEST!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
While they haven’t fully invaded spots to the west just yet, the past week saw a major shift towards and even into the east end of Long Island Sound. Waters from the Canal through the Vineyard and Nantucket and on over to Watch Hill saw good acioitn by boat and ...

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MONSTER FLUKE AND BLITZING ALBIES

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, bite continues to be solid with striped bass, sea bass and scup despite some rain, wind and lumpy seas. And while the bottom dwellers continue to cooperate on rocky bottom on both the North and South Forks and especially off Block Island, the albies have finally arrived in ...

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NJ FLUKE ENDS SATURDAY

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
This Saturday, September 21 marks the last full day of the New Jersey summer flounder season. By most angling accounts, it’s not actually been what you’d call a season for the ages, though ever since Dorian blew by there’s been a serious uptick in personal best fish. “Yearly ...

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ALBIES ARRIVE AND FLUKE ON THE MOVE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
While Dorian managed to knock a couple of days off the fishing calendar for many boatmen, raising tides and kicking up some big seas, it amounted to little more than a good nor’easter in our region. Its passage did set the stage for fall fishing, as albies finally showed inshore ...

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Reports in this week’s New Jersey edition of The Fisherman arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes this week tell of false albacore hitting the beach and inshore grounds following the passing of Dorian offshore. Is this a lock? No, reports on albies in the surf in particular are never a ...

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TROPIC THUNDER

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
For the most part, Southern New England dodged any major problems from Hurricane Dorian. There was some good wind and waves seen, along with a little bit of rain, but compared with those of us to the south we came out pretty good. The big fear was what it might ...

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ALBIES MOVING INSHORE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the East End, bunker are packed along the oceanfront from Southampton to Montauk with whales, sharks and porpoises feasting on them, but not a lot in the way of blues or bass. Bluefish and bonito are along the north side with hooked fish succumbing to sharks becoming more frequent. ...

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FALL “BONUS” SEASONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
September 1 marks the opening of the fall “Bonus Seasons” in both Rhode Island and Connecticut waters. In Rhode Island, anglers onboard for-hire vessels may harvest 50 porgies per angler from 9/1 – 10/31, and the bag limit on black sea bass increases from 3 to 7 fish per angler ...

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