The Fisherman Magazine Weekend Video Forecast 4/21/2022 – New England
Slot stripers have arrived in the Rhode Island surf, the landfalling linesiders have been centered around Newport and sections of the South County beaches. Fresh-run stripers have also shown up on the beaches of Nantucket Sound and along the south side of Martha’s Vineyard. Blackfish action really ramped up over the past 7 days with good catches from Long Island Sound, a double digit from Rhody and catches on the rise around the West End of the Canal. Freshwater fishing remains strong all over the Northeast.
South Shore Massachusetts to Maine Fishing Reports
GREG METCALF-South Shore Massachusetts to Maine Highlights
April 25, 2022 - 10:34:38
FRESHWATER, FLOUNDER OR HADDOCK?
Cool water temperatures and April weather has set the saltwater season off to a slightly slow start. If I wanted to catch fish this upcoming week, I would still take advantage of the red hot trout fishing action as a best bet. Long Pond and Morton Pond in Plymouth, Lexington Reservoir and Silver Lake in Wilmington, Griswold Pond in Saugus as well as the Shawsheen and Ipswich River have all been giving up good numbers of trout.
Rough seas and strong currents put a damper on the early haddock season. As the moon tide wanes the seas calm down the ground fishing should start to improve. As far as the flounder fishing is concerned, as much as we all want to put our time in and push the envelope, we still need 50-degree water temperature for good fishing. There have been a few small flounder landed but they are far and few between. We still need another a week to two of warm sunny weather to help things along.