New England Freshwater Archives - The Fisherman

New England Freshwater Fishing


In this week’s report we have news on the December print issue of The Fisherman Magazine; an update on the Northeast Striped Bass Study including a local tag return; excellent freshwater action with trout on Cape Cod, bass and pickerel in Rhode Island and a surprise stocking of some special trout in Connecticut; great mixed-bag bottom fishing action off Block Island; some big blackfish inshore; an update on the Coastal Kayak Clash and more; check it out!


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New England Freshwater Fishing Reports


Report by Red Catey

November 23, 2020 - 10:01:14

Red Cattey in Litchfield checked the town launch site at Bantam Lake Saturday and noted water level was normal for the time of year. He also talked about a friend who used to walk Bantam’s shoreline ... More

Report by Fishin’ Factory 3

November 23, 2020 - 10:01:14

Andrew at Fishin’ Factory 3 in Middletown blamed cold weather for the lack of fishing reports. He did hear of some pike—none of any great size—being taken on large pond (golden) shiners at the Matt... More

Report by Fisherman's World

November 16, 2020 - 09:19:31

Rich at Fisherman’s World in Norwalk still had not heard any recent reports from Saugatuck Reservoir regulars. He thought gorgeous weather a week ago would have brought them out fishing, but apparent... 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

Cape Cod and the Islands

Report by Red Top Sporting Goods

November 23, 2020 - 10:02:38

Derek at Red Top Sporting Goods in Buzzards Bay said trout fishing in area ponds is “definitely on fire” and expects the action to remain sizzling right through the winter. The bass bite has been pr... More

Report by Goose Hummock Shop

November 23, 2020 - 10:02:38

Ian, the fly guy, at Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans echoed other Cape Cod reports saying trout fishing remains “real good” at all the usual hot spots including Flax Pond, Little Cliff Pond, and Cliff... More

South Shore Massachusetts to Maine

Report by Roger Aziz, Jr.

November 23, 2020 - 10:02:38

Reporting from Methuen, Roger Aziz, Jr., let us know that a couple of young anglers have been catching carp on corn in the Merrimack River below the dam in Lawrence. Other fishermen have been hooking ... More

Report by Saunders Boat Livery, Inc.

November 23, 2020 - 10:01:14

Skip at Saunders Boat Livery, Inc. in Southwick provided information that should help late-season angers looking for bass at Congamond Lakes. During a recent tournament at the lakes participants were ... More

Report by Jerry in Milford

November 23, 2020 - 10:01:14

Rick in Milford had Cape Cod trout fishing news for us. On a very cold day last week Connor Brady and his friend, Cory, fished on the Narrow Land and caught rainbows on white Power Eggs, one tiger tro... More