New England Surf – The Fisherman

New England Surf Fishing

In this week’s report we have chopper blues in the Canal, big tog in Buzzards Bay and the East Bay, stripers in the Rhode Island surf, big triggerfish in Long Island Sound and much more; check it out!


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New England Surf Fishing Reports


Report by Fisherman's World

September 21, 2020 - 13:22:24

Max over at Fisherman’s World in Norwalk said surf reports have been lean over the past week or so. There have been some decent bass taken by a select few anglers though, and all of these fish have c... More

Report by Captain Morgan's Bait and Tackle

September 21, 2020 - 13:22:24

Over at Captain Morgan’s in Madison the tidal rivers are still producing good catches of stripers for the shore guys; most of them are under the slot, but there are few of ‘take home’ size in there... More

Report by Rivers End Bait and Tackle

September 21, 2020 - 13:22:24

Joe from Rivers End Tackle in Old Saybrook said the surf guys still aren’t seeing much in the way of size, but the catches started to get better as the new moon approached. There have been lots of mi... More

Report by Fishin’ Factory 3

September 21, 2020 - 13:22:24

Andrew over at Fishin’ Factory 3 in Middletown said there were some decent bass pulled from the rocks at Harkness this week, mostly in the predawn hours on pencils and spooks. He also said that there... More

Report by Hillyer's Tackle

September 21, 2020 - 13:22:24

“Bad” Lou from Hillyer’s Tackle in Waterford said there had been some albie catches from Harkness and Pleasure Beach this week.... More

Report by AW Marina

September 21, 2020 - 13:22:24

Karen over at AW Marina in New London said the Thames has been loaded with bass this week; most of them between 20 and 30 inches, but a few bigger ones in the mix, too. Albie wishers are still wishing... More

Rhode Island

Report by Weekapaug Bait and Tackle

September 21, 2020 - 13:23:32

Ted at Weekapaug Bait and Tackle said there have been good numbers of large schoolies and smaller blues in the surf this week and they have been crushing topwater plugs and tins. East Beach has been s... More

Report by Quonnie Bait and Tackle

September 21, 2020 - 13:23:32

Abbie over at Quonnie Bait and Tackle in Charlestown said albies have been the main subject of conversation at the shop. She said that guys are getting them from the shore, mostly early morning or an ... More

Report by Snug Harbor Marina

September 21, 2020 - 13:23:32

Matt at Snug Harbor Marina in Wakefield said East Beach has been the scene of many blitzes this week. It’s been mostly a mix of bass in the 20- to 30-inch range and blues to 6 or 7 pounds, but there ... More

Report by Watch Hill Outfitters

September 21, 2020 - 13:22:24

Alexandra Neill from Watch Hill Outfitters in Westerly said the beaches have been producing good numbers of slot stripers from Naps out to Charlestown. There is a lot of bait around peanut bunker are ... More


August 17, 2020 - 10:15:24

Before he left for the weekend, Dave over at The Saltwater Edge sent me this report: “From Brenton Point all the way to New Bedford (and probably well beyond that) we're being treated to an early run... More

Cape Cod and the Islands

Report by Canal Bait and Tackle

September 21, 2020 - 13:23:32

The crew at Canal Bait and Tackle said some better bass pushed into the Canal for the weekend. The fish were taken throughout the Ditch but some bigger fish were hanging around the west end where fish... More

Report by Dick's Bait and Tackle

September 21, 2020 - 13:23:32

Doug out at Dick’s Bait and Tackle on Martha’s Vineyard said it was a tough week thanks to the persistent northerly winds. The water really clouded up and the fishing has been spotty at best. There ... More

Report by Goose Hummock Shop

September 21, 2020 - 13:23:32

The crew from the Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans said there was a good run of bass along Nauset and Coast Guard in the days before the heavy winds came in and munged everything up. Many of the shop emp... More

Report by Blackbeard's Bait and Tackle

September 21, 2020 - 13:23:32

Simeon at Blackbeard’s Bait and Tackle in Eastham said the east and northeast winds munged the beaches up pretty bad. There were some bass out there before the red stuff moved in. The bayside is stil... More

Report by Jerry Audet

September 14, 2020 - 09:49:47

When I caught up with Jerry Audet he said, “We had our coldest night of the fledgling fall at the tail end of the last week. It really got me all fired up for the fall run, but so far things still fe... More

Report by Red Top Sporting Goods

September 14, 2020 - 09:49:47

Ian from Red Top in Buzzards Bay said the Canal seems to be slowly waking up, predawn and first light has been the best time to hang a good one with eels and jigs being the best bet. Keepers have been... More

South Shore Massachusetts to Maine

Report by Surfland Bait and Tackle

September 21, 2020 - 13:23:32

Over at Surfland Bait and Tackle in Newburyport word was that the bass have been biting well along the beaches this week. There have been some bigger fish around too, Joppa has been good. The night gu... More