Late Season Fishing In New England

Haddock are primarily bottom feeders, and are best targeted with clams or clam bellies on a high-low rig. The last two months of the saltwater season have a drastically different feel, depending on whether you are fishing north or south of Cape Cod. However, one thing remains the same—there’s plenty of great fishing left for […]

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10 Best Gifts for the Bottom Fisherman

  10 Best Gifts for Bottom Fishing Note: On The Water is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Bubba Saltwater Multi-Flex Interchangeable Knife Set Included in a hard-sided carry case the Bubba Saltwater Multi-Flex Interchangeable Knife Set contains a Bubba non-slip grip handle and two full-tang […]

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How to Catch Tog on Jigs

On The Water is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. “Jigging” for blackfish is a fun and effective way to target these crab-loving. For a long time, fishermen relied on rigs weighed down by heavy sinkers to present baits to tautog, but fishermen learned that tog […]

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Catch Big Fall Tautog

In the right hands, and with the proper tackle, jigs are a deadly way to present crabs to big tautog. The author caught this 11-pound-plus female tog on a day when over ten double-digit fish were taken on jigs. As the fall weather settles in, anglers across the Northeast are eager to get on the […]

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Step Aboard the Charger 2230 L Bay Boat

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Trash Fish You Can Eat

Menhaden, or, “bunker,” or, “pogie,” is a great bait that most anglers would disdain as table fare. Yet, these fish were once promoted by Uncle Sam as good to eat. Courtesy Chesapeake Bay Program “Trash-fish,” or “rough fish” are longstanding pejoratives for any fish not considered sporting and / or not considered good table fare. […]

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Late Season Fluking

In New Jersey, the end of the summer is bittersweet. Kids head back to school in early September, and the beautiful, but sometimes unbearably humid summer weather makes fishing difficult, as the temptation to stop fishing and take a swim increases with the air temperature. But, for dedicated summer flounder fishermen, late August in New […]

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The Best Permit Fishing Records of All Time

For some anglers, a permit is a dream catch. The hard-fighting fish is tough to handle no matter its size. Below, check out the top current world records for this bucket-list species. There’s just something about sight casting to a large permit cruising crystalline water. Swimming just below the surface in the flats or other […]

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160-pound Halibut Caught off Gloucester, MA

The 161-pound halibut caught with the Gloucester Fleet back in June. Photo: Captain Jason Landon “I never planned on catching that fish in the first place, even in my wildest dreams.” said Capt. Michael Mann of Gloucester Fleet Deep Sea Fishing and Charters. On June 12, 2022, he landed an astonishingly large Atlantic Halibut on […]

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