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The Fisherman Magazine Weekend Video Forecast 1/13/2021 – New England

The first real cold snap of the winter gripped the region this week covering many ponds and even tidal backwaters with a sheet of ice. Interior portions of southern New England are now seeing safe ice on many ponds, particularly smaller sheltered waters. Hardwater catches are on the rise, throughout interior Massachusetts and inland lakes and ponds in Rhody and Connecticut; at last check the Connecticut River coves were still not safe. Open water fishing is now relegated to the coastal ponds and Cape Cod. Cod catches continue to improve and many expect this cold snap to be the accelerant for a hot bite lasting through the second half of January.


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Connecticut Fishing Reports

Norwalk Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman's World

January 17, 2022 - 15:06:34

Tyler over at Fisherman's World said the big news was that the recent cold snap had created new ice fishing opportunities in local waters. Many anglers were in looking for shiners to suspend below tip... More

Milford Fishing Reports

Report by Bobby J's

January 17, 2022 - 15:06:34

The crew at Bobby J’s said herring were showing in local harbors and rivers and those slinging sabiki rigs were doing well. Housy stripers continue to bite, although recent cold weather has thinned a... More

Madison Fishing Reports

Report by Captain Morgan's Bait and Tackle

January 17, 2022 - 15:06:34

Safe ice has been the main topic of conversation at Capt. Morgan's and most agree that the ponds north of I-95 are safe, while those south of it are iffy at best--it's highly recommended that you 'tes... More

Old Saybrook Fishing Reports

Report by Rivers End Tackle

January 17, 2022 - 15:06:34

Over at Rivers End the coves respoded well to the cold and gifted hopeful hole-drillers with a fresh sheet of safe ice in most spots. These first few weeks are always the best weeks of the short seaso... More

Report by Reel Cast Charters

January 10, 2022 - 16:24:04

Capt. Mike Roy of Reel Cast Charters said he wanted to thank all of his charters for making 2021 an excellent year for all the species they chase. He's alrewady booking prime dates for 2022, so give a... More

Middletown Fishing Reports

Report by Fishin’ Factory 3

January 17, 2022 - 15:06:34

Andrew at Fishin’ Factory 3 said the recent cold snap hardened up many local ponds and the coves on the river too. Ice fishing reports have been very good across the board, but have been especially g... More

Niantic Fishing Reports

Report by Black Hawk

January 17, 2022 - 15:06:34

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that we're looking forward to getting out there soon! In the meantime, we're planning for our winter shows- we'll be in Philadelphia in February and Mohegan... More