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STRIPER BITE IMPROVES

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
For the past three weeks to maybe a month-plus, striper action has been mostly a game of working on holdovers in tidal rivers. Well, this week saw a major expansion of where you can find fish. Sure the tidal rivers still have fish, and likely the biggest ones as they ...

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FIRST FLOUNDER & MORE!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
While there have been some rumors of winter flounder being landed here and there for the past few weeks, I received the first confirmed catches in southern New England for the 2020 spring season this week from Capt. Jason Colby of Little Sisters Charters while sailing out of ...

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TROUT, TOG & STRIPERS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
From Massachusetts to Connecticut (and beyond), the warming weather of the past few weeks has anglers out in droves. While concerns over COVID-19 dominate the news, fishing success are taking a close second. Trout fishing is finally open in Rhode Island, albeit under strict guidelines: anglers with last names beginning ...

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FRESH & SALT SUCCESS

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Trout remains tops in Massachusetts and Connecticut once again this week, and Rhode Island announced that its opening day (originally scheduled for April 11) will not proceed as scheduled. Now there is debate as to whether this means an early or delayed opening, and my guess is in an early ...

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CATCH FISH NOT CORONA

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Combining the early opening of trout season in Connecticut last week, with robust stocking in both Massachusetts and Connecticut in recent weeks, and fishing for trout is the best medicine to combat the coronavirus; just be sure to keep that minimum 6-foot distance between you and your fellow angler! The ...

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SOCIAL FISH-STANCING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Social and physical distancing are the hot buzzwords in response to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. I say we initiate a new movement, “social fish-stancing” in its place! This involves getting outside, in nature, and simply fishing. You can do it along with your friends and families – so long as ...

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NO SHOW? NO PROBLEM!

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
While the rest of the 2020 fishing shows have been cancelled (be sure to check out this week’s news item for details), fishing itself is still going strong here in New England with both holdover stripers and fresh trout being caught. Trout stocking has been moving along at ...

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TROUT STOCKING

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Many New England states have already begun the annual run of spring stocking, some even starting early due to the mild winter and extensive open water available. Just his week, Connecticut stocked its Trout Management Lakes (TMLs) which remain open for the month of March while non-TML’s closed to all ...

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TURNIN’ THE CORNER?

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Cod fishing has been downright tough this winter. The weather continues to limit sailing, and when boats get out they have been finding dirty water. That said, there is a good amount of bait being seen and lots of “life” on the electronics. The weekend eased up just enough to ...

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HEAD INLAND

Posted By Toby Lapinski
Location: New England
Whether you’re looking to find fishable ice, or if you plan to hit the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show Friday through Sunday, inland is the place to be this week. Along the shoreline there is no safe ice to speak of, but some anglers are using the open water to their advantage, ...

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