New England Video Fishing Forecast – September 23, 2021
Striper fishing is taking over the top spot in the minds of many anglers as blitz fishing has opened in many areas from the Boston metro area to eastern Long Island Sound. The 2021 crop of albies continues to fall short of sky high expectations, but we’ll tell you where to find your best shot. For bottom fishers, the shallow water tautog fishing in Rhode Island is really ramping up.
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September 20, 2021 - 09:37:37
Andrew from Fishin Factory 3 in Middletown said there have been some nicer bass around the mouth of the river this week. For the surf guys its been a nighttime thing, eels, chunks and ...
Andrew from Fishin Factory 3 in Middletown said there have been some nicer bass around the mouth of the river this week. For the surf guys its been a nighttime thing, eels, chunks and plugs like darters and metal lips are doing most of the damage. Niantic Bay has been the scene of many shoreline blitzes of bass and blues this week. Scup fishing hasnt stopped since it started and shore anglers are still crushing them. There have been no shore-caught albies reported locally this week.
Over at Rivers End in Old Saybrook Joe said the beaches outside the mouth of the Connecticut River have been holding some good bass this week. Guys fishing the beaches after have been hooking a few heavies this week. Daytime anglers are finding some blitzes of smaller bass and blues to 8 pounds.
Max over at Fishermans World in Norwalk said the shallow water bass bite has been really good as tons of peanuts flood the shorelines being pursued by snapper blues and the bass, well, they like both! Fishing plugs that fall into the category of either bait profile will help you up your score. Nighttime rock hoppers are sticking a few better fish as well. Cocktail blitzes have been common from the local beaches and out to the Housy. You can still catch as many porgies as you want from most of the rocky spots along the shoreline.
Surf Legend Rich Johnson sent me his report on Sunday and said his motivation was down thanks to a bright moon and news of the passing of Fred Golofaro. He said when the moon was shrouded by clouds the fishing was decent but when the moon shined through the bite would fall cold. He mostly fished plugs this week, darters and needles his biggest fish of the week was 25 pounds. He said hes seeing an alarming number of new faces in the surf and many of them are showing no respect for private property and illegal parking. Hes worried that some of these places will get shut down if people dont smarten up!
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September 20, 2021 - 09:37:37
The guys over at Crafty One Customs in Portsmouth said there were a few more albie reports this week, mostly west of Newport, but no one had any shore fish to report. Bass fishing has remained decent ...
The guys over at Crafty One Customs in Portsmouth said there were a few more albie reports this week, mostly west of Newport, but no one had any shore fish to report. Bass fishing has remained decent on-island with lots of bait pouring out of the bay, there are good numbers of bass along the ocean shorelines, but large fish remain hard to find. Most anglers are reporting good catches of slot fish on needles, bottles and jigsbut catching anything north of 36 inches has been a tough task.
The story over at Quonnie Bait & Tackle was that nighttime eeling was producing some good fish from the rocks this week. Snappers have been around for weeks, but some bigger blues finally pulled in along he local beaches to feed on peanuts and mullet. Topwater catches have been good when you get in front of a good feed. Albie catches have required a lot of waiting, but the patient anglers are hooking up.
Over at Watch Hill Outfitters there was a lot of focus on the albies that have come back into local waters. Surfcasters have been posted up on the jetties of all three breachways, as well as the West Wall and Watch Hill. The action seems to be the most consistent from Quonny to Watch Hill. There is tons of bait around which has fired off some blitz fishing for bass, blues, shad and at times albies. Shore guys have also been catching more tog this week.
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