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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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Rhode Island Fishing Reports

Watch Hill Fishing Reports

Report by Fish On! Charters

November 23, 2020 - 09:59:50

Capt. Tom Logan of Fish On Charters had a half-day charter on Saturday so they stayed local and fished the reefs for around 10 keeper tautog to 6 pounds. On Sunday’s full-day trip they took the run o... More

Westerly Fishing Reports

Report by Watch Hill Outfitters

February 22, 2021 - 09:55:22

Mike Wade at Watch Hill Outfitters said that he plans to start opening the shop for the 2021 season sometime around the end of March. The cold weather and frequent storms have kept the cod boats tied ... 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

November 23, 2020 - 09:59:50

Mike at Quonnie Bait and Tackle said that customers are still finding bass feeding on schools of baitfish along the beaches. Most of the fish have been schoolie sized but a few fish over the 28-inch m... More

Snug Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Snug Harbor Marina

February 22, 2021 - 09:55:22

Elisa at Snug Harbor Marina reported that cod fishing has been pretty slow and the weather hasn’t been cooperative keeping most of the boats tide to the dock. They are not keeping set hours at the sh... More

Report by Booked Off Charters

January 25, 2021 - 09:50:26

Capt. Tony Guarino of Booked off Charters didn’t have much to report as he only fished once in the last couple of weeks. That said, it was quite productive with a mess of nice-sized choggies and 8 ke... More

Narragansett Fishing Reports

Report by Persuader II

November 16, 2020 - 09:17:04

Capt. Denny Dillon of the Persuader II fished both Saturday and Sunday with good results. On Saturday, they focused on tautog and caught well over 100 fish but only had around 15 keepers in the mix. N... More

Point Judith Fishing Reports

Report by Seven B's

February 22, 2021 - 09:55:22

Capt. Russ Benn of the Seven B’s said that due to poor weather conditions and a related lack of interest in fishing they are taking a break from sailing until the mid-April timeframe. At that point t... More

Report by Frances Fleet

February 22, 2021 - 09:55:22

The Frances Fleet has been tied to the dock for nearly a month due to poor weather conditions. When the cold finally breaks, which should happen something this month, they plan on getting back out to ... More

Portsmouth Fishing Reports

Report by Crafty One Custom Rods

February 22, 2021 - 09:55:22

Over at Crafty One Customs, Ralph didn’t have much to report on the fishing front but did want to say that the shop is back open again after a big remodel project. Also, he said that now is the time ... More