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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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Report by Fishin’ Factory 3

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:42

Andrew at Fishin’ Factory 3 in Middletown declared shad in the Connecticut River the most popular freshwater target in his area. The action’s “really good,” he said, and lots of anglers are enjoyi... More

Report by Fisherman's World

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:42

From Rich at Fisherman’s World in Norwalk we learned that action with smallmouth bass at Saugatuck Reservoir continues to improve. No one spot has been better than another. Structure, though, has bee... More

Report by Red Catey

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:42

Red Cattey in Litchfield picked up a report from Frank Barata who said Billy Bones was at Mount Tom Pond April 30 and caught several trout including a 15.5-inch brookie. Frank also heard that a 14-inc... More

Report by Captain Morgan's Bait and Tackle

October 26, 2020 - 10:01:27

We weren’t able to connect with Captain Morgan at Captain Morgan’s Bait & Tackle in Madison. In past reports Captain Morgan has often recommended fishing for trout in Connecticut’s trout parks and ... More

Rhode Island Fishing Reports

Cape Cod and the Islands Fishing Reports

Report by Goose Hummock Shop

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:42

Ian, the spin guy, at Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans told me he’s been fishing Gull Pond in Wellfleet and has caught and released fifteen broodstock brown trout over 5 pounds there. He fishes out of a... More

Report by Red Top Sporting Goods

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:42

Talked with Derek at Red Top Sporting Goods in Buzzards Bay who said trout fishing remains very good even though water temperature is rising. Hefty broodstock brown trout continue to make headlines. M... More

South Shore Massachusetts to Maine Fishing Reports

Report by Roger Aziz, Jr.

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:42

Word from Roger Aziz, Jr., in Methuen is that trout fishing has slowed even in recently stocked sites such as Stile’s Pond and Baldpate Pond. He wasn’t surprised considering the persistent cold, win... More

Report by Jerry in Milford

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:42

Jerry and Rick in Milford teamed to give us this week’s news. According to Jerry trout fishing is “pretty good… in between the wind.” When breezes aren’t blowing hard, locals have been doing well... More

Report by Saunders Boat Livery, Inc.

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:42

Skip at Saunders Boat Livery, Inc. in Southwick let everyone know that cold-frontal conditions have slowed but not completely shut down bass at Congamond Lakes. There are still fish in close, but they... More