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One Season Ends, Another Shows Promise

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The fall of 2021 was an outstanding one for those hunting big blackfish, or tautog, like this 12 pounder decked by Taylor Maercker aboard the Montauk charter boat Double D in November.

The fall of 2021 was an outstanding one for those hunting big blackfish, or tautog, like this 12 pounder decked by Taylor Maercker aboard the Montauk charter boat Double D in November.

Gene Hamilton with a big black sea bass caught aboard the Hampton Lady as the season wound down last week.

Gene Hamilton with a big black sea bass caught aboard the Hampton Lady as the season wound down last week.

Kevin Kelly of Hampton Bays got in some last licks on the black sea bass aboard the Hampton Lady before the season closed on December 31.

Kevin Kelly of Hampton Bays got in some last licks on the black sea bass aboard the Hampton Lady before the season closed on December 31.

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In the Field

  • Publication: East Hampton Press
  • Published on: Jan 5, 2022
  • Columnist: Michael Wright
The weather gods were fairly nice to fishermen over what was effectively the final week of the fishing season on Long Island. While Mother Nature took a few extra days... more

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