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Posted By Toby Lapinski, February 12, 2018
The rains of last week sparked some excellent holdover striped bass action in the tidal rivers across New England. (Photo courtesy of the Housatonic Lure Company)
Aside from a few standouts including improved holdover striped bass action and a little isolated cod success, fishing was tough this past week. The cod, for the most part, turned off the feed with far more slow trips than hot ones. One boat did manage an excellent trip over the weekend, but this was not the norm as most of the wrecks, rockpiles and feed grounds found fish with a severe case of lockjaw. The rains of last week got the larger tidal rivers flowing, and as expected the local striped bass populations really turned on with fish in excess of 40 inches reported. The action was found in several rivers, not just the Housy which continues to see the majority of the fishing pressure. Those same rains really did a number on the hard water as safe, fishable ice pushed even further inland.
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