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Comeback cods

Populations are rebounding with plenty of fish just under the legal size

Updated: January 19, 2010, 1:34 PM ET
By Chris Gatley | ESPNOutdoors.com

Cod has long been a target species in the northeast, especially in New England. From a fisherman's standpoint, not only do they taste good, they are aggressive and eat most everything.

Although cod can be caught throughout the year, the cold winter and early spring months yield excellent fishing.

In New England, some of the best fishing occurs in early spring as boats limit out on respectable sized cod regularly. Off New Jersey and Long Island, the cold winter months of January ...

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