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The Fisherman Magazine Weekend Video Forecast 5/6/2021 - New England

In this week’s Web Fishing Forecast, New England editor Dave Anderson has news about bluefish arriving in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Their arrival seems to have coincided with an influx of squid that will, almost certainly, fire up the striper action in all three states this week. The best striper fishing is still in western Connecticut if you’re looking for size—but great catches can be made in Narragansett Bay and the estuaries of Cape Cod. Fluking has been tough this week, weather has been a factor, the best action for flatties is over on the NY side of Long Island Sound. Blackfish action is on the rise in Rhody and Massachusetts, look for some really nice togs to show up this week in both states, don’t forget that CT’s tog season is closed right now.

 

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Watch Hill Fishing Reports

Report by Fish On! Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Capt. Tom Logan of Fish On Charters has been working on getting the boat ready for the upcoming season. This will include upgrading electronics and taking care of the usual maintenance and upkeep. The... More

Westerly Fishing Reports

Report by Watch Hill Outfitters

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Mike Wade at Watch Hill Outfitters reported a slower week for tautog fishing due in part to conditions. With Connecticut waters now closed to tautog fishing be sure to stay on the right side of the li... More

Report by Weekapaug Bait and Tackle

October 26, 2020 - 09:59:06

Rick at Weekapaug Bait and Tackle reported another solid week of tautog fishing with good catches reported by both boaters and shore fishermen. Quite a few keepers have been caught right from the brea... More

Charlestown Fishing Reports

Report by Quonnie Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Abbie at Quonnie Bait and Tackle said that tautog fishing was still going strong with customers doing well both by boat and from shore. Green crabs are working well along with sandworms. Striped bass ... More

Snug Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Booked Off Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Capt. Tony Guarino of Booked Off Charters said that the boat was back in the water and ready to fish. They will be making their first trip of the season this coming weekend with cod the likely target.... More

Report by Snug Harbor Marina

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:43

Matt at Snug Harbor Marina said that they had a good turnout for the annual used tackle sale this past weekend. The shop and gas dock will now be open full time for the season starting at 6 a.m. daily... More

Narragansett Fishing Reports

Report by Persuader II

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:13

Capt. Denny Dillon of the Persuader II fished on Wednesday and reported a pretty good day for cod with a dozen or so fish brought to the boat with two guys fishing. Nothing overly large with fish to a... More

Point Judith Fishing Reports

Report by Seven B's

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:13

Capt. Russ Benn of the Seven B’s said that they weren’t able to get out again this past week due to strong winds and rough seas. If and when conditions improve they might run a few trips for cod bef... More

Report by Frances Fleet

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:13

The Frances Fleet has been trying to get out to the cod ground when conditions permit but the wind has made that a challenge this spring. When they have been able to get out the fishing has been a slo... More

Portsmouth Fishing Reports

Report by Crafty One Custom Rods

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:13

Ralph Craft at Crafty One Customs reported that local tautog fishing was just starting to pick up with a few fish reported this past week. Tautog fishing will continue to improve in the coming weeks a... More