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THE ICE IS NICE!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Well, finally we can say that there is/was rather expansive ice fishing options across most of New England this week. From the inland waters that have been fishing for weeks on out to the Cape and down through the I-95 corridor into New York, local anglers made the most of ...

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FISH BY THE WEATHER

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Almost more so than at any other time of the year, fishing in the winter is at the mercy of the weather. Ice fishermen need steady, sub-freezing stretches to produce a safe and solid base of ice. Cod fishermen need it cold but not stormy to not only keep the ...

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COLD SNAP

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
After weeks of anglers complaining about not having any cold weather to make fishable ice in Southern New England, Mother Nature made up for lost time by dropping the overnight temps this weekend to well below zero Fahrenheit in some areas. Daytimes stayed in the single digits on Monday powered ...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
With the arrival of the New Year, be sure that you’ve renewed your fishing licenses. Some states validate a license for 365 days from the date of purchase, while others expires annually on the 1st of the year, so make sure you know which is which in your chosen waters! ...

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BOTTOM BOUNCE-BACK

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
As has become the norm, when weather is good, so is the fishing and that’s what we had over the weekend on the cod grounds off Block Island. It wasn’t any sort of lights-out, historic fishing, but there were fish to be had with a range of species from cod ...

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KEEPIN’ WARM

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Overall the bite this past week was not hot, but it wasn’t cold, either; I’d say it was a solid “warm” instead. Haddock are still being caught off Block Island, but not in the 100-fish boatloads of the week before. Cod and sea bass are more prevalent, but at times ...

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COD’s UP, TOG’s DOWN

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
After some rather solid blackfishing reports last week, the lowly tog took a noticeable backseat to some other late-fall bottom fishing species like cod, black sea bass and even haddock. In general, even when boats got out this week, blackfishing was reported to be slow to “just ok” since checking-in ...

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POST-HOLIDAY OPTIONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Things remain much the same boat-wise across Southern New England as they have been for the past few weeks with steady action on the likes of blackfish, black sea bass and cod when boats can sail. There was a shot of both weakfish and haddock off Block last week, with ...

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MAKE IT WORK

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
This week saw some strong winds and at times downright dangerous seas up and down the New England coast. There was a time when I salivated at such conditions, making a b-line for the nearest shore location to fight through the weather at the chance of finding some fish. Whether ...

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CHUNKIN’

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
Fishing chunks is not for everyone, but there is simply no denying that it can be extremely productive. With fish on the move as they are right now, fishing a stretch of shoreline with some fresh chunks of mackerel or bunker is most certain to yield some fish. And if ...

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