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Albie Fishing in New York and New Jersey…

When early fall rolls around, the words I want to hear coming out of my mouth are “Reel! Reel faster!” This is a sure sign that albies are on the scene and some drag-screaming fun is about to begin. Every seasoned angler knows the drill when these pelagics pop up, ...

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StriperFest 2021 Grand Prize Winner and Raffle Packages…

Striper Cup The Striper Cup trophy is awarded to a Club, Team, or Organization that best represented the spirit of the Striper Cup: encouraging responsible participation in the striper fishery and striper conservation. As the first annual recipient of the Striper Cup trophy under this new format, The Striper Cup ...

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The Boston Whaler Editor’s Fishing Contest…

After running five days back-to-back from Padanaram to Cuttyhunk, the Elizabeth Islands, and Vineyard Sound, I had four days off and looked forward to enjoying them. My wife and I were going to celebrate my Labor Day birthday somewhere in the mountains, away from the boat and ocean…or so I ...

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The Fall Striper Migration Road Map…

It’s easy to romanticize the fall striper run. Changing leaves, crisp weather, empty seashore towns, and the striper season saving its best fishing for last. No matter where you fish in the Northeast, you’re undoubtedly close to one of the places where the great migration of baitfish and bass brushes ...

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October Fishing Along the Elizabeth Islands…

October is a great month for fishing around the Elizabeth Islands, plain and simple. There is no place on Cape Cod where you can see the splendor of fall in all its glory from a boat to the degree that you can around Naushon, Pasque, and Nashawena. I’m not downplaying ...

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Albie Fever in New England…

Most albies that hit Long Island Sound are between 3 and 8 pounds, with some larger 10-pound-plus fish caught each season. When the days start to get a little shorter, the mornings a tad colder, and the air leaves a crisp taste in your mouth, it only can mean one ...

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Sailfish Caught in the Northeast Canyons…

Matt Malloy recently caught this sailfish in Hydrographers Canyon while fishing with Pete Connly. The canyons of the Northeast see good numbers of billfish every summer. The most numerous are the white marlin (with a percentage of those being misidentified roundscale spearfish), followed by swordfish and blue marlin. While common ...

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New Connecticut White Catfish State Record…

Congrats to Ben Tomkunas who shattered the former CT state record (12.75 pounds) for the White Catfish with this 21.3 pound monster from Coventry Lake. This was a tough one to verify as Channel Cats and White Cats, especially when so large, look very similar. With multiple sets of expert ...

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