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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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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Late Fall On the Western Sound

Photo by Capt. Joe Diorio I am a self-proclaimed albie addict. I fall victim to the “flu” in the late summer and it usually hangs on like a bad cough right through October. Just when I have recovered from my shoulder season chasing funny fish, western Long Island Sound comes alive for the start of […]

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2022 Gift Guide: 7 Gifts to Get Kids Into Fishing

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24 Gifts for Striper Fishermen

From surf to boat, and Maine to Maryland, the striped bass reigns supreme as the world’s  greatest gamefish. Here are some of the items at the top of our wishlist for next striper season. #gift-guide{max-width: 1080px;}#gift-guide .rcorners {margin:12px 0 15px 0; height: auto; overflow:hidden;}#gift-guide .rcorners h3 {margin:0;}#gift-guide .rcorners p {margin:0;}#gift-guide .rcorners .rc-title {border-radius: 15px; border: […]

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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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2022 Gift Guide: 10 Great Gifts for the Albie Fisherman

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2022 Gift Guide: 9 Great Gifts for Surfcasters

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How to Fish Pencil Poppers for Striped Bass

On The Water is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. The first time I saw fishermen working a pencil popper, I nearly laughed out loud. I was lying back on one of the sandy spots in Turtle Cove after the morning bite under the Montauk lighthouse […]

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Angling Artist: Amy Eldridge

Growing up, many of us might remember being enrolled in clubs, athletic teams, or classes that didn’t captivate our interest. However, when Cape Cod local, Amy Eldridge, was enrolled in a pottery class around the age of five by her mother, she had a sense that it might be something she’d really enjoy. During her […]

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Targeting Striped Bass With Plastic Eels

Northeast striped bass can’t resist an eel. Artificials longer than a foot catch the trophies. George Poveromo Some 20 feet separated Cory Crochetiere and me aboard MARC VI while jigging for striped bass off Rhode Island this past July. Using identical tackle—Penn rods and Battle III 5000 reels, 20-pound Sufix 832 braid, 40-pound fluoro leader, […]

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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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The New Jersey Fall Run Finale

Capt. Jim Freda holding a large Jersey striper caught late in the season. The ocean waters off Ocean and Monmouth counties have been well known for the run of large striped bass in May and June, but over the last five seasons, these large bass have returned in the late fall. When the water temperature […]

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