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New England Fishing Forecast: Local Fishing Options

In this week’s report we have updates on trout stocking in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut; a proposed bill to eliminate the closed trout season altogether in Connecticut; word on cod in Rhode Island and more. Check it out!


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Connecticut Fishing Reports

Norwalk Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman's World

February 22, 2021 - 09:55:22

Max over at Fisherman’s World said, despite the cold and snowy February weather, the Housy still gave up plenty of stripers. The start of March usually signals a slow rise in striper activity in the ... More

Milford Fishing Reports

Report by Bobby J's

February 22, 2021 - 09:55:22

The crew over at Bobby J’s said they expect the Housy action to get better and better as March advances. Nighttime fishing always seems to produce the bigger fish throughout the winter, and March typ... More

Madison Fishing Reports

Report by Captain Morgan's Bait and Tackle

March 01, 2021 - 13:31:15

Captain Morgan emailed me a report this week to say, “Hello March! Winter in slipping by as temperatures edged warmer and snow packs are diminishing. As more TMA’s are being stocked with trout, angl... More

Clinton Fishing Reports

Report by Rock and Roll Charters

March 01, 2021 - 13:31:15

Fresh-run stripers are almost here, and TJ Karbowski of Rock and Roll Charters checked-in this week to say that he is eagerly awaiting their arrival! Fishing begins on May 22 for Rock and Roll Charter... More

Westbrook Fishing Reports

Report by Black Hall Outfitters

March 01, 2021 - 13:31:15

Spring is in the air at Black Hall Outfitters where the report this week is that, “The weather is warming up and fishing is getting better! Anglers fishing freshwater are still finding safe ice all a... More

Old Saybrook Fishing Reports

Report by Rivers End Bait and Tackle

March 01, 2021 - 13:31:15

I saw Joe and Q over the weekend at Rivers End as I stopped by to drop off my Van Staal for its annual service. (NOTE: Get your reel in ASAP if you want it ready for the start of spring fishing as the... More

Report by Reel Cast Charters

February 01, 2021 - 15:27:56

Capt. Mike of Reel Cast Charters is still down in Florida chasing snook, redfish, sea trout, hog fish, a variety of grouper and of course, several species of shark. Keep an eye on the Capt. Mike of Reel Cast Charters is still down in Florida chasing snook, redfish, sea trout, hog fish, a variety of grouper and of course, several species of shark. Keep an eye on the Reel Cast Charters YouTube page as he rolls out some how-to videos this winter on your favorite local species (he already has videos on stripers and tog with more coming), and hit him up today to book a trip for the 2021 fishing season. More

Middletown Fishing Reports

Report by Fishin’ Factory 3

February 22, 2021 - 09:55:22

Andrew at Fishin’ Factory 3 said the pike bite has been slow on the CT River coves this year, not many big ones reported—but it’s still a viable fishery and the ice seems like it’s going to hold i... More

Niantic Fishing Reports

Report by Black Hawk

March 01, 2021 - 13:31:15

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that, “Our contracted job at the Millstone Power Plant is over, so if we hear that the cod fishing is good and we get a weather window, we may try to put to... More

Report by J and B Tackle Company

February 01, 2021 - 15:27:56

I heard from Kyle at J&B Tackle this week as he had to, unfortunately, postpone the second used tackle sale of the season to February 20 due to the weather. With COVID restrictions, they plan to c... More

Report by Tartan II

November 16, 2020 - 09:17:04

Captain Mike on the Tartan II said he wrapped up the season on Veteran’s Day and left the fish biting. He said it was a great season with more trips booked than ever before. He also wanted to make su... More

Waterford Fishing Reports

Report by Hillyer's Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:59:50

John over at Hillyer’s Tackle said the reports for blackfish tell of good fishing in depths less than 30 feet and lots of keepers—but not many big ones. Don’t forget that the season closes Saturday... More

Report by Capt. John's Sunbeam Fleet

October 20, 2020 - 07:42:10

Captain Bob of the Sunbeam Fleet reports that he has finished up the porgy and half-day bluefish trips for the season. There were decent results on porgy and are still loads of big blues to end the se... More

New London Fishing Reports

Report by AW Marina

February 22, 2021 - 09:55:22

Karen and crew over at AW Marina are closed for the winter, but March often presents the best opportunities to land some holdover stripers in the lower reaches of the Shetucket River. The current is s... More