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New England Video Fishing Forecast February 9, 2023

It’s been a bit of a lean week as far as reports go, but the arctic front that blasted New England with ‘once in a decade’ cold, built up some safe ice from the innumerable lakes of Maine through interior Massachusetts and parts of the northwest corner of Connecticut. In keeping with this winter’s trends, we saw a rapid ascension back to temps topping in the mid-40’s with Friday promising to eclipse 50 degrees! Angling opportunities are plentiful across the region from jigging the ice for lakers in Maine, to soaking bait for trout on the Cape, to hunting Sebago salmon in Rhody and drifting jigs in Housatonic for stripers in Connecticut. We don’t see too many mild Februaries, so take advantage!


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Watch Hill Fishing Reports

Report by Fish On! Charters

May 02, 2022 - 09:40:59

Capt. Tom Logan of Fish On Charters was out on the water when I called on Sunday morning for the first trip of the season. Along with making sure the boat was running well they were checking a few lo... More

Westerly Fishing Reports

Report by Watch Hill Outfitters

August 10, 2020 - 18:44:34

Mike Wade at Watch Hill Outfitters heard some better fluke reports this past week with better numbers of keepers up to 10 pounds coming off of the local beaches. Sea bass fishing is still going strong... More

Charlestown Fishing Reports

Report by Breachway Bait and Tackle

January 10, 2022 - 16:26:16

The guys at Breachway Bait & Tackle said there hasn't been a lot of guys out fishing this week. Most of the reports they're hearing are of codfish, scup and throwback sea bass. The best action is just... More

Report by Quonnie Bait and Tackle

August 10, 2020 - 18:44:34

Gary at Quonnie Bait and Tackle reported that striper fishing has been picking up in the Watch Hill and Sugar Reef areas with low to mid 30-inch fish feeding heavily on large schools of mackerel. Out ... More

Snug Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Booked Off Charters

August 17, 2020 - 10:12:12

Capt. Tony Guarino of Booked Off Charters reported that fishing has been very good on recent trips. Fishing for cod and sea bass has been excellent with up to 40 cod to 18 pounds and easy limits of la... More

Narragansett Fishing Reports

Report by Persuader II

August 10, 2020 - 18:44:34

Capt. Denny Dillon of the Persuader II said that striper fishing started out strong this week but fell off some towards the end of the week. In place of the stripers they were catching some very big b... More

Report by Persuarder II

May 23, 2022 - 11:46:22

Capt. Denny Dillon of the Persuader II reported that they have been doing very well for striped bass on recent trips typically limiting out on slot sized fish. On Sunday morning, they had a limit of b... More

Point Judith Fishing Reports

Report by Frances Fleet

August 10, 2020 - 18:45:03

Captain Frank Blount, owner of the Frances Fleet, passed along the following report: “We had a few windy days that kept us tied to the dock but the wind did not mess up the fishing. The half-day fish... More

Portsmouth Fishing Reports

Report by Cafty One Customs

December 20, 2021 - 09:44:30

Ralph Craft at Crafty One Customs said that they have been busy around the shop with building rods and filling holiday orders. There are still some schoolie bass in the upper reaches of the bay where... More

Report by Crafty One Custom Rods

August 10, 2020 - 18:45:03

Ralph Craft at Crafty One Customs said that customers are seeing a ton of life around the islands with large schools of mackerel and other baitfish drawing the attention of larger predators. Striped b... More

Report by Crafty One Customs

March 28, 2022 - 10:34:36

Ralph Craft at Crafty One Customs hasn’t heard too much yet on fishing outside of a few holdover striped bass being caught way up in bay. The shop is fully stocked with new inventory, and they will ... More