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New England Fishing Forecast: Local Fishing Options

In this week’s report we have updates on trout stocking in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut; a proposed bill to eliminate the closed trout season altogether in Connecticut; word on cod in Rhode Island and more. Check it out!


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Even for non-trouters, word that the trout stocking trucks have been seen warming up is a signal of good things...

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New England Freshwater Fishing Reports

Connecticut Fishing Reports

Report by Fishin’ Factory 3

February 22, 2021 - 09:57:08

Andrew at Fishin’ Factory 3 in Middletown was pleased to announce that ice is safe “almost everywhere.” “Pick a spot,” he said, and more than likely you’ll find fishable ice. Among hot sites are... More

Report by Fisherman's World

February 22, 2021 - 09:57:08

Rich at Fisherman’s World in Norwalk said fishermen have been enjoying solid ice and steady action on waters north of the Merritt Parkway There is ice on ponds closer to Norwalk, but he wasn’t sure ... More

Report by Red Catey

February 22, 2021 - 09:57:08

Red Cattey in Litchfield relayed news from two of his sources. Dave the Bump told him that Bearcat has been doing poorly smelt fishing at Littleville Reservoir in Massachusetts, averaging only four or... 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 Red Top Sporting Goods

February 22, 2021 - 09:58:54

Talked with A.J. at Red Top Sporting Goods in Buzzards Bay who let everyone know that his part of the Cape has had safe ice for quite a while. He wasn’t sure how long it would last, but in the meanti... More

Report by Goose Hummock Shop

February 22, 2021 - 09:58:54

Eric at Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans told us there is some ice here and there, mostly on small unnamed ponds. He emphasized, however, that the crew at Goose Hummock Shop does not recommend venturing ... More

South Shore Massachusetts to Maine Fishing Reports

Report by Roger Aziz, Jr.

February 22, 2021 - 09:58:54

Word from Roger Aziz, Jr., in Methuen is that fishing in oxbows along the Merrimack River above and below the dam in Lawrence continues unabated. Action began in the fall and has been exciting ever si... More

Report by Saunders Boat Livery, Inc.

February 22, 2021 - 09:57:08

From Skip at Saunders Boat Livery, Inc. in Southwick we learned that North Pond and Middle Pond at Congamond Lakes featured safe ice, but he wasn’t sure of South Pond which is usually the last of the... More

Report by Jerry in Milford

February 22, 2021 - 09:57:08

Rick and Jerry in Milford teamed to provide us with a long report. In general ice-fishing has been great, the best, according to Jerry, in the past five years or so. Seems as if every popular place is... More