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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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TOG’S TOPS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Blackfish are finally an option across all of New England as the fall season opened on Thursday in Connecticut, joining up with the great action already being seen in Massachusetts and Rhode Island the last few weeks. While the late-week bite was noted as “difficult” in most places due to ...

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LOTSA SCHOOLIES

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Schoolie bass, and loads of them, seems to be the theme of late. From Boston through the Canal on past Newport over along South County and well inside Long Island Sound and beyond, striped bass from 12 to 24 inches can be found blasting schools of small bait. It’s really ...

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TOG TIME IS UPON US

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
While blackfish are often seen as a late fall species, the truth is that there is some fantastic action taking place right now in shallow water! The season remains closed in Connecticut waters until the 10th, but it is open in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island waters, and those anglers ...

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FALL FURY

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Fall fishing remains very good in Southern New England for a wide variety of species. There are bass, blues, albies and bonito to be had in the surf and nearshore waters from the Cape to Connecticut. Bottom fishing is about as good as it gets for porgies with plenty of ...

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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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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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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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HARDTAIL HAPPENINGS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This week pretty much saw them all caught in Southern New England with confirmed catches of bonito, false albacore, chub mackerel and even some Spanish mackerel thrown in for good measure. Bonito are probably well into the middle of their seasons for us in local waters. They’ve been poking around ...

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FUNNY FISH

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This week’s reports included many references to funny fish—bonito and chub mackerel primarily—with reports coming in from the Canal, the Vineyard, Newport, the West Wall through South County, the Watch Hill Reef complex and on into mid-Long Island Sound. While most of the cathodes were made by boatmen, surf anglers ...

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