New England Video Fishing Forecast - November 23, 2022
Thanksgiving weekend holds a lot of promise across southern New England as enough reports of large blackfish have come in from Buzzards Bay to Western Long Island Sound that we are making the official declaration that “Black Friday” will be changed to “Blackfish Friday”. The fish are deep, typically between 60 and 80 feet, but double digit weights have been a fairly regular occurrence. Herring and mackerel schools have the bass all fired up along the South County beaches with rabid surfcasters salivating at the sight of diving gannets and praying that the fish push in tight. There have been several reports of 20-pound class stripers in hot pursuit. Freshwater fishing is also heating up in a hurry with bass, salmon, pickerel and trout all bending rods across the region. Take advantage of these extra days off, catch some fish! Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Connecticut Fishing Reports
AARON SWANSON-Connecticut Highlights
November 21, 2022 - 10:54:44
While there is still some meat on the bone of the saltwater season, we are at the point now where most bites are heading in the direction of winding down. With that said, depending on where youre fishing, and what youre angling for, there are still lots of opportunities to cash in on some good action before the real cold weather puts a halt to the saltwater action. One key to success this time of year can be cashing in on good weather days, especially if you still have a boat on a trailer or in the water. The rough weather of the last week or so looks to clear up to some degree and getting out and taking advantage while you might lead to your last best trip of the year. Striped bass and blackfish are generally the closers of the saltwater scene across Long Island Sound and action for both species has been good and should remain so for the next couple of weeks. The blackfish season ends in Connecticut on November 28th and many anglers call their season with that closure. For striped bass addicts, there are still bass in tidal rivers across the state and the western sound to keep things going into December and beyond. Two interesting notes from this week included lots of squid around the Thames River and the resurgence of Mackerel in the western sound. Whatever your angling pleasure, now is the time to get in your last licks of the year.