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THAT FIRST WARM WEEK

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: Connecticut
 If the weatherpeople are right, we are going to see the first extended stint of warm weather in 2018 this week! Water temperature is a major driver in all of the fisheries we love, and a good shot of sunlight is going to make a big difference. I have so ...

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TREATED BY TROUT

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: Connecticut
 Opening Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the trout bite is over. Connecticut is very good about keeping new batches of fish coming throughout April and most of May. Take advantage, we have a great fishery here in CT, and I don’t want to hear anymore whining ...

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TROUT ‘STAMP’EDE

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: Connecticut
 This year in Connecticut anglers will be required to buy a $5 trout stamp in addition to their freshwater license if they intend to fish for trout. There has been some resistance to this idea, but c’mon people, it’s $5 bucks. You may remember that state legislatures were toying with ...

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RAISE THE BAR

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: Connecticut
It’s no secret that the Housatonic River holds the best winter/early spring striped bass fishing in the region. Fish into the 30-pound class were taken this week, and the overall action was very good as well. This attracts crowds, and it seems to attract a lot of people who just ...

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COD, TOG AND TURKEY

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: Connecticut
 As reflected in this week’s reports, tog fishing is still awesome in New England and there really isn’t any good reason why you shouldn’t be able to get yourself a Thanksgiving tog this year. Water temps are still in the mid-50s, there are stripers, blackfish, sea bass, a few bluefish ...

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WE BID YOU GOOD NIGHT

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: New England Surf
 It feels premature to end it now, but the print schedule is what it is. This will be the last surf report for 2017. Don’t let this be the thing that lays your season to rest. If you are able to travel, or if you live anywhere south of Cape ...

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THE HOURGLASS

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: New England Surf
 When we reach this point in the season, I start to look at the migration—both literally and metaphorically—as an hourglass. In the literal sense, there is the urgency brought on by the sand running low on the top side of the funnel. Metaphorically speaking the fishery heavily favors the southern ...

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WINDING DOWN?

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: Connecticut
 This cold snap seems to have many anglers worrying about the end. But the blackfishing has been great, pretty much statewide. In fact, this was the best week for size for the entire fall with several 8- to 11-pounders taken this week. Striper action has been tough in the eastern ...

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MAN UP!

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: New England Surf
 Surfcasters up and down the coast have been showing a growing concern about the health of the striper stocks, and I am right there with all of you. I have been surf fishing for more than 20 years, and in the time between 2002 and this year, I have seen ...

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XMAS ALBIES?

Posted By Dave Anderson
Location: Connecticut
 This has been an unbelievable year for albies. Because I make the calls for the surf report also, I get the lowdown on the albie bite all across New England and it’s still good from lower Cape Cod to the Vineyard to the West End of the Canal through Buzzards ...

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