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FINALLY SOME BLUES

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
If you’ve been paying attention this year, then you likely noticed that bluefish have been almost as tough to come by as weakfish. There wasn’t much of a spring run along the South Cape beaches, the summer bite never really kicked in along the RI shore, and bassmen chunking in ...

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FISH NOW, SLEEP LATER

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
In case you didn’t get the memo, the fall run is officially in full swing. From north to south across New England, striped bass, bluefish, false albacore and even bonito are being caught from the surf, and it’s not going to last forever. There is a ton of bait inshore, ...

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JIG A PIG

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
As reported by all of our contacts this week, striped bass and blue fish have been solid in the breachways and outflows of South County. While many surfcasters make a B-Line for the tip of the rocks to drift plugs towards the horizon on a dropping tide, time and time ...

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PRE-STORM SUCCESS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
Fall storms are a blessing and a curse to surfcasters in New England. They have the potential to produce some of the best action of the season, but at the same time if they hit just right then they can shut things down faster than you can say, “The blitz ...

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BE READY

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
There is no avoiding the fact that we are in the final leg of what has been another strange surf fishing season in Southern New England. Striped bass action has been ok at best (small, isolated hot bites are NOT a sign of a good season), and bluefish have been ...

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WATCH FOR SPEEDSTERS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
Fall speedsters like false albacore, bonito and even king mackerel have been popping up all over the place, and shore-bound anglers are slowly cashing-in on the action with some bones being landed along the Rhody shoreline and out on the Vineyard and Nantucket. While it’s nowhere near an all-out bite ...

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BETTER BASSIN’

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Connecticut
It’s still not where things should be, but striped bass fishing was good the past week with decent catches being made off Norwalk, outside the Connecticut River, at The Race and over at Block Island (not CT I know, but plenty of CT-based boats made the run and one even ...

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FUNNY FISH

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England Surf
There has been confirmed reports of Spanish mackerel and bonito landed from shore on the Vineyard and along the Newport shoreline, and rumors of bones hitting the West Wall filtered through this week’s report calls. I even had a whisper or two of some false albacore in Rhode Island, but ...

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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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