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SMALL BAIT

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
While the waters to the north from the Canal on up Boston and the North Shore has a lot of large bait in the surf with mackerel and pogies being seen, to the south of there it’s all about small bait right now with peanut bunker, silversides and tiny bay ...

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SNAPPER TIME

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
Snapper bluefish really filled-in this week from Long Island Sound on up through Rhode Island waters. Snappers are a great way to introduce youngsters to the sport of fishing, and it is one of my son’s favorite target species. The tackle is simple—medium freshwater spinning gear with a small tin, ...

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HERE TODAY, GONE TONIGHT

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
That’s the story of any bite of striped bass that I have been lucky enough to find this year. I keep telling myself that the summertime pattern is going to present itself, but the only pattern I’ve been able to put together so far is no pattern at all! This ...

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BIGEYE BONANZA

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Rhode Island
This week the offshore bite was once again the talk of the town, but instead of bluefin as it had been in recent weeks it was all about bigeyes. Basically any boat that either got word of the developing bite got in on the action with many hook-ups reported and ...

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SHORT BITES

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
This season has been one of short, isolated bites for many of the surf fishermen I have spoken with outside of what’s been going on in the Canal. When some fish are caught, more often than not they fall in a short timeframe of anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes ...

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BASS TO BLUEFIN

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Cape Cod & The Islands
If you were waiting for both striped bass and bluefin tuna to make a heavy appearance in and around the waters of the Cape, then this past week was a one-two knockout punch for you! Almost simultaneously both species arrived in force with load of big specimens hooked, and even ...

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BETTER BASSING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: South Shore Mass. to Maine
With large schools of pogies joining mackerel in the area from Boston Harbor north, local area bassing continues to produce large fish into the 50-pound class. Trolling a live bait as well as large swimming plugs and even tube and worm rigs is producing the bigger fish. Snag and drop ...

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CANAL MELEE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
I knew this past week was going to be good for local surf fishing. Not because I have some 6th sense of fishing, and not so much because I poured over past reports and logbooks, but because I was down in Florida all week for work attending ICAST 2018. In ...

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OFFSHORE GOES OFF

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Rhode Island
While anglers heading towards Southwest Ledge off Block Island were treated to another week of very good striped bass fishing on large fish this week, it’s the tuna and shark and action for boats steaming a bit further east-southeast of the pork chop who were really treated to something special. ...

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FLOUNDER ON THE MOVE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: South Shore Mass. to Maine
Overall the flounder bite has been good this year with steady action on medium to medium-large fish. The last week or two has seen a noticeable improvement on the size of the fish being caught, but the numbers of fish have gone down slightly. Also, the better action is transitioning ...

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