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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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South Shore Massachusetts to Maine Fishing Reports

Green Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Black Rose Fishing Charters

March 01, 2021 - 13:31:15

Captain Rich from Black Rose Fishing Charters reminded me that he loves to fish for sharks both competitively in tournaments as well as for fun with his clients. He has a great track record on both ac... More

Scituate Fishing Reports

Report by Belsan’s Bait and Tackle

February 22, 2021 - 09:57:08

Pete from Belsan’s Bait and Tackle reported that February has been a great month for ice fishing, and Long Pond and Little Pond in Plymouth have been very productive for trout fishermen. Most of the ... More

Quincy Fishing Reports

Report by Little Sister Charters- Quincy

February 22, 2021 - 09:57:08

Captain Jason Colby of Little Sister Charters has been filling spring haddock and flounder trips at a good clip. If you want to get in on either of these great season-starters, email him ASAP at fishi... More

Report by First Bite Charters

August 17, 2020 - 10:14:21

Captain Dan Morrell of First Bite Charters told me striper fishing has been excellent and flounder continue to hold their own in catchable numbers around Boston Harbor. Call Captain Dan to book a trip... More

Salem Fishing Reports

Report by Tomo's Tackle

December 21, 2020 - 11:12:35

Liam from Tomo’s Tackle reported there are some numbers of smelt coming into Pickering Wharf area on Christmas week. The baits of choice are sea worm, frozen krill, grass shrimp and chunk of silversi... More

Gloucester Fishing Reports

Report by Yankee Fleet

February 22, 2021 - 09:57:08

Yankee Fleet has is now in the process planning their 2021 schedule and fishermen are already reserving spots on the overnight trips for next season. Call their office to reserve a spot on the rail fo... More

Plum Island Fishing Reports

Report by Surfland Bait and Tackle

February 22, 2021 - 09:57:08

Liz from Surfland told me the store is open on Saturday and Sunday but they are there almost every day working on getting the store ready for the 2021 season and rod and reel repairs. Now is a great t... More

Saco Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Saco Bay Tackle

October 19, 2020 - 09:53:52

Pete from Saco Bay Tackle reported warm weather last week was a great weekend gift for boats to get out again. Local fishermen said they had a few good hours of stripers breaking the surface on both t... More

Bar Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Acadian Boat Tours

September 21, 2020 - 13:22:24

Captain Gary from Acadian Boat Tours told me it has been a great fishing season on Frenchman’s Bay. They will continue to offer sightseeing and nature cruises as well a beautiful sunset tour througho... More