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IT’S SHOW TIME!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
With temperatures in the 60s in some places over the weekend, local anglers got a taste of fishing fever. Unfortunately that warm weather all but killed ice options to the south and the wind that came with it made sailing impossible for the cod boats. However, those anglers with open-water ...

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JANUARY OPTIONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
It was a tough week weather-wise for boaters with winds, rain/sleet and cold air at times. A few boats snuck out for cod but the fishing remains mixed as some report good action and others a tough bite. The usual suspects of bycatch remain constant, keeping anglers’ rods bending. Hard ...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Hopefully your 2019 lived up to your expectations fishing-wise. With the year (and the decade) coming to an end this week, the future holds great promise for us all, here’s to a happy, healthy and fish-filled year!


And to get yourself started on a fishy foot, the options remain pretty ...

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MERRY FISHMAS!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
It was a rather slow week of reports following some windy and cold weather the last few days. The cod boats found mixed results over the weekend—some did well while others just ok—but they all saw lots of promise with schools of mackerel on the increase and lots of “life” ...

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ICE IS NICE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
With somewhat poor weather the past few days, the cod and blackfish boats have had a tough go at it. Friday saw some ok catches in rather “nautical” weather with cod to 20-plus pounds boated, but the weekend was pretty much a wash. Holdover stripers continue to cooperate, with tidal ...

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DECEMBER DECISIONS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
We are in that familiar time of the season here in Southern New England where I almost feel like I can write the reports before they’re in; you either have good weather and the boats can sail or you don’t, and you either have ice or you don’t. Not much ...

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COD, TOG & TUNA

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This time of the year the fishing is pretty predictable. Seasons begin closing (like blackfish in Connecticut as of 11/27), and some fish simply move out of the area (like bluefish.) This limits the variety one might have before them when deciding on when or where to fish, but it ...

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TOG & TURKEY

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
As we fast-approach the final days of November, fishing pressure—but not the opportunities—is on the drop. There are still plenty of striped bass to be caught with fish reported from the Canal to Long Island Sound (and beyond), although finding a “keeper” is a bit of a struggle. Your best ...

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MIXED-BAG BONANAZA

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Bottom fishing remains your best bet right now with a wide variety of species being landed. Inshore you can get a good mix of tautog and black sea bass on the rockpiles, with a sprinkling of cod being seen in Rhody waters. Out deep you can add pollock, haddock and ...

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TIME FOR COD

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
This is a great time for bottom fisherman in Southern New England with blackfish, sea bass, porgies, winter flounder, stripers, bluefish, huge choggies and of course cod hitting the deck. One reef or rockpile can, at times, produce any and all of these species, and you might even see some ...

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