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April 23, 2018:
Over at Rivers End there were reports of schoolie bass in the mouth of the River this week, most of them under 20 inches, they are taking soft plastics and sand worms. Water temps in the River are still pretty low, hovering in the low 40s. Flounder reports have been s-l-o-w, one guy reported catching one flounder after four days of trying. No one has reported a blackfish yet. Trout action remains strong.



Previous Reports

  • April 16, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Rivers End Joe said that things have been slow. There was one report of surf-caught schoolies on sandworms this week. Flounder reports: nil; blackfish reports: nada. Anyone that's fishing is heading straight to the Housy. Things should pick up within the next week or so.

  • April 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Rivers End the fishing world seems to be stuck in a holding pattern—everyone is waiting for reliable schoolie action andor Opening Day. A few guys are out making it happen though; one angler came back with reports of red hot fishing in the Hammonasset River TMA. There have also been good pike reports coming down from the Haddam area on the river.

  • April 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Rivers End Joe said that good yellow perch reports continue to come down from Hamburg Cove, and white perch have been entering the mix more often now too. Local striped bass action has been nonexistent, but the Housy continues to pump out fish well into the 20-pound class. Joe received his first order of sandworms this week. Whether your target is striped bass, white perch, winter flounder or blackfish, a lively sandworm is tough to beat in the spring! The shop is well-stocked and ready to get you ready for spring!

  • March 26, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Rivers End word was Hamburg Cove is loaded with yellow perch, making the white perch tough to target. Some of the tributaries off the CT River have schoolie stripers, but not many guys have been up there trying. Anglers fishing local ponds have been doing very well on crappie this week.

Rivers End Bait & Tackle

Rivers End Bait & Tackle
440 Boston Post Rd
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
phone: 860-388-2283


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