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New England Video Fishing Forecast April 11, 2024

CT & RI Trout Season Opens April 13! Opening Day is set for this Saturday, April 13 at 6 a.m. in both Rhode Island and Connecticut; anglers throughout the region are chomping at the bit to participate in this age-old tradition. We’ve seen a sudden increase in inshore codfish catches along the deeper shorelines of Rhode Island, with many kayakers cashing in. Stripers are moving further every day and we’re seeing the first 20-pounders now taking trolled lures in western Long Island Sound. Lastly, the bite for big largemouth bass has been nearing its prespawn peak this week, don’t miss out!


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Norwalk Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman's World

April 08, 2024 - 10:52:53

I spoke with Max at Fisherman’s World who told me not much had changed over the course of the week but that wasn’t really a bad thing. The resident stripers are spread out and fishing has been pret... More

Milford Fishing Reports

Report by Bobby J's

April 08, 2024 - 10:52:53

Bobby J’s told me their customers took advantage of the few good weather days we’d had to get in on some tog fishing. Good reports came from both east and west of the shop from rockpiles and break ... More

Madison Fishing Reports

Report by Captain Morgan's Bait and Tackle

April 08, 2024 - 10:52:53

Captain Morgan’s emailed over their report to say, “Another wind-blown and washed-out week as springtime weather kicked up Long Island Sound and drove its water into the lowlands with flooding resul... More

Clinton Fishing Reports

Report by Rock and Roll Charters

April 08, 2024 - 10:52:53

I talked to Captain TJ Karbowksi at Rock and Roll Charters who told me he was working on the boat daily and making all the preparations for the season ahead. They are going to begin their trips on Ma... More

Westbrook Fishing Reports

Report by Black Hall Outfitters

April 08, 2024 - 10:52:53

Matt from Black Hall Outfitters emailed over their report to say, “We are now into April which means the striper bite locally is going to gradually improve as we get through the month. Herring report... More

Old Saybrook Fishing Reports

Report by Reel Cast Charters

April 08, 2024 - 10:52:53

Captain Mike Roy at Reel Cast Charters kicked off their season over the weekend. They started the year off targeting holdover stripers in the rivers. These fish are usually chasing herring and match... More

Middletown Fishing Reports

Report by Fishin’ Factory 3

April 08, 2024 - 10:52:53

Andrew at Fishin’ Factory 3 said plenty of anglers were coming in and buying crabs and sandworms meant for blackfish and even winter flounder but he hadn’t heard back from anyone who had been succes... More

Niantic Fishing Reports

Report by Black Hawk

April 08, 2024 - 10:52:53

Heather at The Blackhawk office reports, “We are finally back in Niantic! It's been a long three months, but we're home!  A few last minute things to get ready for the season, and then we'll get out... More

Report by Hillyer's Tackle

April 08, 2024 - 10:52:53

Ed at Hillyer’s Bait and Tackle said the up and down weather of the last week led to some challenging conditions for anglers looking to get their first blackfish of the season. They’d sold plenty o... More

Report by J&B Tackle

April 08, 2024 - 10:52:53

J&B told me not much had changed since last week. Those looking for local action were focused on schoolies and blackfish. The blackfish action close to shop is pretty reliable. The school striped ba... More

Report by Tartan II

April 08, 2024 - 10:52:53

Captain Mike at Tartan II said the boat was being hauled out this week for a fresh coat of paint and following the would be prepped and ready for the season. They look to start fishing Memorial Day W... More

Report by The Sunbeam Fleet

April 08, 2024 - 10:52:53

Captain Bob of the Sunbeam Fleet reports, “As the weather warms and the days grow long, we're eagerly anticipating the start of 2024 fishing season. Our start up trip for public fishing aboard the S... More

New London Fishing Reports

Report by AW Marina

April 08, 2024 - 10:52:53

Karen at AW Marina said they were ‘steady as she goes’ and the shop was officially open this weekend and would be open weekends, Friday through Sunday for the next couple of weeks. Her customers we... More