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The Fisherman Magazine Weekend Video Forecast 5/6/2021 - New England

In this week’s Web Fishing Forecast, New England editor Dave Anderson has news about bluefish arriving in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Their arrival seems to have coincided with an influx of squid that will, almost certainly, fire up the striper action in all three states this week. The best striper fishing is still in western Connecticut if you’re looking for size—but great catches can be made in Narragansett Bay and the estuaries of Cape Cod. Fluking has been tough this week, weather has been a factor, the best action for flatties is over on the NY side of Long Island Sound. Blackfish action is on the rise in Rhody and Massachusetts, look for some really nice togs to show up this week in both states, don’t forget that CT’s tog season is closed right now.


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Norwalk Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman's World

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Max over at Fisherman’s World said the bass bite to the west is really starting to fire up now. The sizes are all over the map from little schoolies to big ones over 30 pounds. Most of the fish are b... More

Milford Fishing Reports

Report by Bobby J's

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

The word from Bobby J’s was blackfish season was coming to a close, right as it was getting good—as usual. The bass bite in the Housy remains strong in the lower river and there are migratory fish r... More

Wallingford Fishing Reports

Report by New England Dive Shop

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Greg over at New England Dive said the trout bite is still going strong at recently-stocked spots like the Quinnipiac River in Cheshire. Power Bait has been working really well, to the point that they... More

Madison Fishing Reports

Report by Captain Morgan's Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Captain Morgan sent his report over in an email on Sunday morning, “The north winds doth blow - and that they did before flipping to the west. Gusty as could be, they hardly dampened the spirit of sh... More

Clinton Fishing Reports

Report by Rock and Roll Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Capt. TJ Karbowski of Rock and Roll Charters said they are currently taking reservations for the 2021 season and are psyched to get back on the water. They will begin their season on May 22nd fishing ... More

Westbrook Fishing Reports

Report by Black Hall Outfitters

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

The crew at Black Hall Outfitters sent in a report this week via email to say, “The weather is getting nice and so is the fishing! We are hearing reports of a hot blackfish bite in the western Sound,... More

Old Saybrook Fishing Reports

Report by Reel Cast Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Capt. Mike Roy of Reel Cast Charters said that he has continued to focus on the river bite and finding good results on schoolie and slot bass. Water temps have not changed over the past week, remainin... More

Report by Rivers End Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

The guys over at Rivers End said schoolies and keepers are pretty common in the lower river now. Soft plastics on light heads have been the most popular baits, but small topwaters are taking fish now ... More

Middletown Fishing Reports

Report by Fishin’ Factory 3

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Andrew at Fishin’ Factory 3 said that they opened the dam up in Holyoke and it has blown out the river—a term he uses to describe the water being high murky, muddy and gross. This hasn’t really hur... More

Niantic Fishing Reports

Report by Tartan II

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

I checked in with Capt. Mike on the Tartan II and he said that they just put the boat back in the water after their annual Coast Guard survey, which went very well. They will be painting and getting t... More

Report by Black Hawk

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that we've finally started the 2021 fishing season with two porgy trips this weekend. Saturday's opening day trip was good, despite the strong wind, and thos... 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

Waterford Fishing Reports

Report by Hillyer's Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Over at Hillyer’s Tackle winter flounder catches have still been few and far between, the guys that are putting a limit together are putting in a lot of time and chumming. There are schoolie bass aro... 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

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Karen over at AW Marina said blackfish are now all over the place, but they are off limits until July. Now is their spawning time and we need to leave them alone so they can go make babies. There are ... More