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SUPER BASSING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Rhode Island
Block Island “went off” this past week with a pile of large striped bass boated around Southwest Ledge. Both day and night anglers loaded up on fish from 10 to the mid 50-pound class with lots of 20s and 30s reported. Word spread pretty quick as to the hot action ...

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FLUKE SLAM

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Rhode Island
As I made my calls this week, most reporters started of by talking of the awesome fluke fishing. Capt. Tony of Booked Off Charters for example, began with, “We already have three fish over 9 pounds in the cooler!” This was before 10 AM so his charter still had a ...

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BASS FINALLY ARRIVE

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Rhode Island
Yeah, yeah, we’ve been saying it for a while now; the bass have to show up at some point. Well, it looks like the fish finally got the memo as a large body of 30-, 40 and even 50-pound class stripers settled into the waters of Southwest Ledge sometime around ...

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AND SO IT BEGINS...

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Rhode Island
If you haven’t done so yet, now is the time to land your first striped bass of the season. Grab some small bucktails and teasers, bend the barbs and fish anywhere from the Pawcatuck River to the West Wall.

The annual South County, RI ritual of targeting small to medium bass ...

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3 Weeks to Trout

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Connecticut
Here we are at the third week of March, and that means Connecticut anglers are a mere three weeks away from the official start to trout fishing season on Opening Day, April 8, 2017. Until then you can always fish the Trout Management Areas (TMAs) as catch and release angling ...

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Freshwater First

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Cape Cod & The Islands
Until we get some confirmed fresh stripers in the Canal—and that shouldn’t be too far out now—trout remain a best bet to bend a rod. However, if you like throwing oversized swimbaits to hefty, pre-spawn largemouth bass, now would be a good time to dust off the gear as those ...

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Trout Stocking Expands

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: South Shore Mass. to Maine
Once again trout are the topic of discussion this week as the state continues to stock nearly 500,000 fish this spring. The trucks have expanded beyond the southeast district and now much of the state has received fish in a bunch of different water bodies. We are also just a ...

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Watch The Wind

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Rhode Island
Thanks to the rut of wind and waves the last 2-plus weeks now, cod fishing has been all but shut out. The current forecast doesn’t look great, but keep an eye peeled for any improvements as those fish haven’t seen too many hooks of late and fishing should be good ...

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More Windy Woes

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Rhode Island
Good news is tough to come by right now for Rhode Island anglers as the cod boats have been shut out since early last week and this trend looks like it is going to continue well into this week and maybe even the weekend. If you can find a warm ...

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Regulations Set

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: Connecticut
Connecticut was the first New England state to finalize both its fluke and black sea bass regulations for 2017, sending out notice on Friday, March 10, with mixed feedback so far. As of the release of the notice, black sea bass regulations will remain the same as 2016 for the ...

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