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New England Regional Fishing with Tim Coleman | Soundings Online Column

Plenty of reasons to extend the season

Falling leaves outside our windows tell us another season is about to end. Some boats are already away, others are on their way south, ready to begin the southern leg of a 12-month fishing year. And a third category looks to get in one or two more trips before the inevitable curtain call.



Scouring the ocean bottom for ‘spots’

06_fishingThat bountiful trip on a party boat only comes after hours of preparation by the captain



The catch is better late than never

coleman_timWhile others are pulling their boats out, savvy anglers are eyeing the best days of late summer



Dusk and dawn are an angler’s paradise

coleman_timSummertime is the right time for fishing in the wee hours, when seas are calm and fish are hungry



Summertime is the right time for fluking

Because fluke bite during the day, they're ideal for taking family out on the bay or ocean

A bucktail jig is rigged with an extra hook in back used to hold a whole, small squid in a straight natural position.They often cross paths on a sunny summer Saturday: the striper angler, up with the owls to get live bait, is returning to the ramp or marina at midmorning, his day over. The fluke angler, on the other hand, slept in, enjoyed a good breakfast and is on his way out, savoring one of the benefits of chasing the summer flounder: they bite well during the middle of a sunny day.



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Tim Coleman

Tim Coleman died May 3, in Weekapaug, R.I., doing what he loved to do best at that time of year: scouting the salt ponds and outer beaches for spring striped bass. He was an exceptional saltwater angler and a prolific writer. Thousands of readers lost an advocate and authentic storyteller for fishing in the Northeast, and anyone fortunate to have known Tim lost a good friend.


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