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New England Video Fishing Forecast February 29, 2024

With spring waging its annual war on winter, fisheries across New England are reacting accordingly. Most notably, the largemouth bass bite came roaring to life with the approach of our most recent low pressure system, and reports of excellent jerkbait fishing came in from open water anglers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Look for the recent rains to kick holdover striper action into gear and, with the full moon now upon us, the first herring scouts should begin arriving in the region’s strongest runs. Rhody anglers, don’t forget that trout season closes today and your 2023 freshwater licenses expire today as well.


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Report by Fisherman's World

February 27, 2024 - 13:02:28

Tyler at Fisherman’s World in Norwalk and his girlfriend have been doing extraordinarily well with rainbows, browns, and brookies on trout worms, small spinners, Kastmasters, and other standard trout... More

Report by Fishin’ Factory 3

February 27, 2024 - 13:02:28

Andrew at Fishin’ Factory 3 in Middletown told us that his ice-fishing customers were hitting ponds and lakes in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut including Tyler Pond, Dog Pond, and Burr Pond and i... More

Report by Red Cattey

February 27, 2024 - 13:02:28

Red Cattey in Litchfield checked Mount Tom Pond in mid-February and found thin ice near the beach and open water north of the swimming area. Solid cover at Bantam Lake did not appear safe either. Red ... More

Rhode Island Fishing Reports

Cape Cod and the Islands Fishing Reports

Report by Goose Hummock Shop

February 27, 2024 - 13:02:28

Nick at Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans let us know that the ponds inside Nickerson State Park in Brewster are kicking out trout and smallmouth bass. There has been some skim ice here and there but no s... More

Report by Red Top Sporting Goods

February 27, 2024 - 13:02:35

From Connor at Red Top Sporting Goods in Buzzards Bay we heard that fishing in general has been spotty in ponds on and just off the Cape. He has been going out for a few hours after work and shiner fi... More

South Shore Massachusetts to Maine Fishing Reports

Report by Jerry in Milford

February 27, 2024 - 13:02:28

Rick in Milford said that not much was happening in the Central Wildlife District because there was no safe ice on most ponds and lakes. The best reports have been coming from a young fellow named Jus... More

Report by Roger Aziz, Jr.

February 27, 2024 - 13:02:35

Roger Aziz, Jr., in Methuen told me that local ponds and lakes including Millvale Reservoir, Forest Lake, Rock Pond and Lake Cochichewick feature 5 to 5.5 inches of ice. Unfortunately, fishing for mos... More

Report by Sauder's Boat Livery

February 27, 2024 - 13:02:35

When we talked with Skip at Saunders Boat Livery, Inc. in Southwick, Congamond Lakes were mostly ice-free with only ramp areas on Middle Pond still locked up. By early March the ponds (North, Middle, ... More