Late Fall Fishing Bonanza In Raritan Bay

The clear, crisp air in November brings beautiful sunrises. With the New York skyline outlined by a deep-red sky and a little mist rising off the water, the scene was set for a magical day on the water—if the fish were willing to cooperate. The truck reported 35 degrees when I got in, but with […]

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Bluefin Trevally on a Fly

The bluefin trevally is the mighty mini-me of the giant trevally. And—because of their tendency to hunt in packs—these fish are often more fun to catch than their big cousins. ​​​​​​​As one fly fisherman stated, “they swarm and attack flies like a pack of starving wolves.” So, let’s check out catching this underrated bluefin trevally […]

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215-Pound Swordfish Caught in Inflatable Boat

Chris Madison managed to get the 215-pound swordfish aboard the inflatable boat after fighting, landing, and bleeding it out. Chris Madison Using a 15-foot inflatable boat for fishing off the coast of Southern California makes perfect sense to Chris Madison. The vessel is inexpensive to own and maintain, and it’s easy to transport to and […]

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World Record Catches Likely to Stand Forever

World records come and world records go. That may sound a bit cavalier describing something as priceless and prestigious as an all-tackle world record, particularly for major game fish. But the fact is that such records are often surprisingly fleeting, broken by a larger fish caught years, months or even weeks later. In fact, there […]

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Looking Ahead: November Fishing In Long Island

Rockfish Charters gets up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Close to Metro New York and along the South Shore, November is often a banner month, especially for blackfish, bluefish, and striped bass. Peanut bunker have been prevalent and anglers look forward to finding stripers in the Rockaways, and […]

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Giant Bluefin Tuna Caught on Slow Pitch Jigging Tackle

Under the cover of night Captain Ryan Hill, Matthew Bach, Michael Tanionos and Jeff Vantine got more than they bargained for while jigging for bait during a recent tuna trip off Massachusetts. The crew prepped Hill’s 26-foot Regulator for a long day of giant tuna fishing ahead while Captain Ryan Hill charted the course. Hill […]

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