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New England Video Fishing Forecast March 23,, 2023

Holdover stripers keep pouring it on as the official start of spring passes—there have been great catches reported from the Housatonic River and many lesser-known strongholds in Rhode Island and The Cape. Largemouth bass fishing keeps its own hot streak alive with more New England giants landed this week. And writer for The Fisherman and master angler Jeff Sullivan’s quest for the state record white perch falls just ounces shy of hitting the magic number. Finally, don’t forget to swing by the CT Fishing & Outdoor Show this weekend at Mohegan Sun!


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Report by Fisherman's World

March 27, 2023 - 09:30:49

Rich at Fisherman’s World in Norwalk was pleased to announce that several local rivers including the Saugatuck River TMA Fly Area in Westport and Mill River TMA in Fairfield have been stocked and are... More

Report by Fishin’ Factory 3

March 27, 2023 - 09:30:49

According to Andrew at Fishin’ Factory 3 in Middletown trout fishing is the main game in his locale. Perhaps the most productive venue is the Salmon River TMA where one of Andrew’s buddies described... More

Report by Red Catey

March 27, 2023 - 09:30:49

Red Cattey in Litchfield passed along reports from Dave Dodge and Frank Barata. Dave’s grandsons have been catching and releasing lots of nice-size brown trout to 20 inches, most on Roostertails and ... More

Cape Cod and the Islands Fishing Reports

Report by Goose Hummock Shop

March 27, 2023 - 09:30:49

From Hudson at Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans we heard that trout fishing in recently stocked Cape Cod ponds is “great.” All kinds of baits and lures are working well including shiners and small spoo... More

Report by Red Top Sporting Goods

March 27, 2023 - 09:30:49

Connor at Red Top Sporting Goods in Buzzards Bay said numerous local ponds on and just off the Cape have been stocked with trout. Best reports are coming from anglers plying Grews Pond in Falmouth and... More

South Shore Massachusetts to Maine Fishing Reports

Report by Jerry in Milford

March 27, 2023 - 09:30:49

Rick in Milford began his report by telling us that people have been catching stocked trout at Hopkinton Reservoir, one of the best reports coming from a pair of youngsters who caught five rainbows on... More

Report by Roger Aziz, Jr.

March 27, 2023 - 09:30:49

Roger Aziz, Jr., in Methuen told us that there wasn’t much ice on ponds and lakes, so not a lot was happening on the freshwater fishing scene in the Northeast Wildlife District. Even in New Hampshire... More

Report by Saunders Boat Livery, Inc.

March 27, 2023 - 09:30:49

Spoke with Skip at Saunders Boat Livery, Inc. in Southwick who said water temperature at Congamond Lakes is forty-two degrees, and all three ponds (North, Middle, and South) are completely ice-free. B... More