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New England Video Fishing Forecast September 28, 2023

Surf Fishing Heats Up Surfcasting reports began to improve as Tropical Storm Ophelia and her persistent northeast winds churned the seas. Shown above is Andrew, a young superstar surfcaster from Plum Island with a 45-inch striper he landed during the storm’s approach. The northeast winds haven’t been great for all fisheries though, albie fishing across much of the region has fallen quiet in the wake of the storm, one bright spot has been eastern Buzzards Bay including the Cape Cod Canal where albie chasers continue to hook little tunny. Those looking for blackfish in Massachusetts and Rhode Island waters are reporting a noticeable uptick in action… it took a while, but the fall run has begun!


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Report by Fisherman's World

September 25, 2023 - 10:20:26

Tyler at Fisherman?s World in Norwalk had exciting news for anyone waiting for an encouraging trout report from Saugatuck Reservoir. At the beginning of the week a young angler stopped in and reported... More

Report by Fishin’ Factory 3

September 25, 2023 - 10:20:26

Colin at Fishin? Factory 3 in Middletown let everyone know that the catfish bite in the Connecticut River remains strong for anglers soaking chunk bait on the bottom at Harbor Park in Middletown. Also... More

Report by Red Catey

September 25, 2023 - 10:20:26

Red Cattey in Litchfield relayed a report from Frank Barata who fly-fished off the Litchfield beach at Bantam Lake and caught yellow perch and bluegills on small flies but no pike on large streamers.... More

Report by Surf Highlights

September 25, 2023 - 10:20:26

CONNECTICUT Bobby J?s in Milford said the first wave of albie mania in local waters was short-lived, as the fish that had everyone all fired up last week have since, disappeared. Luckily, a good push ... More

Rhode Island Fishing Reports

Report by Surf Highlights

September 25, 2023 - 10:20:26

RHODE ISLAND Harrison from Watch Hill Outfitters said it was a great week for surfcasters. On the rough days there was plenty of action at Watch Hill with topwater and jig bites of bass to 40 inches ... More

Cape Cod and the Islands Fishing Reports

Report by Goose Hummock Shop

September 25, 2023 - 10:20:26

Spoke with Danny at Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans who told me that stormy weather kept people indoors last week. However, he managed to get out and shore-fish Cliff Pond inside Nickerson State Park in... More

Report by Red Top Sporting Goods

September 25, 2023 - 10:20:26

Conner at Red Top Sporting Goods in Buzzards Bay said the pre-storm largemouth bass bite was ?pretty good? at Peters Pond in Sandwich and Long Pond in Plymouth. He did well with a squarebill crankbait... More

South Shore Massachusetts to Maine Fishing Reports

Report by Jerry in Milford

September 25, 2023 - 10:20:26

Rick in Milford thought the week was a very slow, most likely due to several factors but especially the rainy, stormy weather. He did have some news, though. A young man named James enjoyed a fun-fill... More

Report by Roger Aziz, Jr.

September 25, 2023 - 10:20:26

Roger Aziz, Jr., in Methuen and his dad caught a load of crappies at Stile?s Pond in Boxford, and Rog alone did equally well with calicoes and small largemouths at Rock Pond near Groveland. All fish h... More

Report by Saunders Boat Livery, Inc.

September 25, 2023 - 10:20:26

According to Skip at Saunders Boat Livery, Inc. in Southwick water level is up and surface temperature down at Congamond Lakes. Many bass are now in shallower water and feeding well. Bigger fish are i... More