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New England
Connecticut  ¦  January 17, 2017

Toby Lapinski
Panfish & Pike Pleasing

Despite no real widespread safe ice across the state, anglers willing to travel north are finding both hard water and cooperative fish. Panfishing has been lights-out for anglers fishing with ultra-tiny jigs, and fishers hanging the largest of live and dead baits below tip-ups are reporting steady flags on a range of pike from shorties to arm-length wolves. Also of note, with the excellent cod fishing taking place off Block Island many Connecticut anglers are either taking the drive to ...

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Posted: January 17, 2017
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A. W. Marina

A. W. Marina

Karen over at AW Marina said the blackfishing has been phenomenal this week. The biggest surprise has been the numbers of 8- and 9-pound togs ...

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Black Hall Outfitters

Black Hall Outfitters

At Black Hall Outfitters, they're prepping for show season and starting to see some new yaks and boards in the shop. The river is producing ...

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Black Hawk

Black Hawk

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports, "On Friday, January 13, we saw stiff northwest winds that made for less than ideal conditions for drifting ...

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Black Pearl II

Black Pearl II

Capt. Bob on the Black Pearl II said he's been losing a lot of trips to the weather the past couple weeks but he wants ...

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Bobby J's Bait & Tackle

Bobby J's Bait & Tackle

Bobby J's reports continued steady catches of stripers on the Housatonic River both by boat and from shore. Most of the fish being caught are ...

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Captain Bruce Sportfishing

Captain Bruce Sportfishing

Capt. Bruce on The Otter said he's done for the season and wanted to thank all of his customers for making 2016 another great year ...

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Captain Morgan's Bait & Tackle

Captain Morgan's Bait & Tackle

Captain Morgan reports a good amount of foot traffic in the shop lately as anglers have been finding decent open water action locally due to ...

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Fisherman's World

Fisherman's World

I talked with Jeremy at Fisherman's World this week and he reports that it's more of the same with herring being caught in the harbor ...

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Fishin' Factory 3

Fishin' Factory 3

Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 has been selling a lot of pike bait for hardwater anglers heading north. There is some spotty fishable ice in ...

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Flying Connie

Flying Connie

Capt. Mike on The Flying Connie said, "We had an awesome week fishing, porgies are huge and on the bite the second your bait hits ...

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Hel Cat

Hel Cat

Capt. Brad Glas of the Hel-Cat II emailed his report over on Sunday night, "We are still fishing for fluke, sea bass and porgies on ...

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Hillyers Tackle

Hillyers Tackle

Hillyer's Tackle was closed last week but there have been some reports of bluefish being taken out at Millstone by local kayakers as well as ...

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Lucky Hook Charters

Lucky Hook Charters

Lucky Hook Charters said porgy action was red hot all week long. They've also been hauling up some really nice sea bass. Call for details ...

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Mijoy

Mijoy

Capt. Joe on the Mijoy sent his report over on Sunday afternoon, "Well, we started our blackfish season and it was more of a mixed-bag ...

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Rivers End Bait & Tackle

Rivers End Bait & Tackle

Over at Rivers End word is that there is still an ok bite for holdover stripers up the Housy with some guys doing much better ...

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Rock & Roll Charters

Rock & Roll Charters

Captain TJ Karbowski of Rock & Roll Charters checked-in via email this week. He wanted me to remind Fisherman readers that Rock and Roll is ...

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Southbound Charters

Southbound Charters

Southbound plans to begin sailing this month from their dock in Waterford. Whether you're seeking tuna, sharks, striped bass, blackfish, bluefish, flounder or fluke, Southbound ...

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Stonington Marina

Stonington Marina

Don Michaud over at Stonington Marina sent his report over on Sunday afternoon, "Black sea bass and scup fishing remains strong off Napatree Point and ...

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Sunbeam Fleet

Sunbeam Fleet

Captain Bob of The Sunbeam Fleet reports, "Blackfishing has been decent. Hal the pickle man was the first to limit out. Our Connecticut State Record ...

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Tartan II

Tartan II

Capt. Mike on the Tartan II said they wrapped up their 2016 season on Friday and the fishing was great. Blackfish action seems to only ...

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The Fever Sportfishing

The Fever Sportfishing

The Fever, sailing out of Capt. Scott's Lobster Dock in New London, specializes in inshore fishing for striped bass, bluefish, fluke, sea bass and more ...

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Three Belles Outfitters

Three Belles Outfitters

Chris from Three Belles Outfitters reports that there are still a good amount of false albacore hanging in the Niantic area, but getting them to ...

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