Bigeye tuna were once a main target species in the canyons of the Northeast.Capt. John McMurray

Field and Stream - 10 Great East Coast Fisheries That No Longer Exist

Once abundant, fish stocks for these 10 species are now depleted and might never rebound again

Sometimes we Northeast anglers hit it right. Twenty to 30-pound stripers crushing topwater plugs in Cape Cod Canal, big black seabass stacked off a wreck near Block Island, or acres of 100-plus-pound bluefin tearing though the surface.

Rods bent, drags screaming, and you think to yourself: “It doesn’t get any better than this.”

But does it, or did it?

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