Connecticut

A complete fishing forecast for Long Island Sound and the Connecticut coast.

  • April 24, 2014

    by Will Sirotnak


    With spring finally being here to stay angling opportunities are increasing daily. As we patiently await the arrival of fresh striped bass, there remains excellent opportunities to score quality holdover fish from Rhode Island through Connecticut. Read More »

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  • April 17, 2014

    by Will Sirotnak


    For many Connecticut anglers, the 3rd Saturday in April signifies a fishing tradition that may date through their family for generations. Trout fishing also remains solid in Rhode Island, but if trout is not your species of choice holdover bass should be around with a vengeance this weekend in both Connecticut and Rhode Island as we are creeping ever closer to arrival of our first fresh batch of fish. Read More »

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  • April 10, 2014

    by Will Sirotnak


    The highlight of the fishing season for many anglers in our area is opening day of trout season, and that day is finally here for Rhode Islanders. In the salt, the spring striped bass run has yet to hit full stride but there is plenty of life and activity across the regions’ tidal rivers and estuaries. Read More »

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  • April 03, 2014

    by Will Sirotnak


    It’s finally spring in New England, and that usually spells success for anglers targeting stripers in our rivers and back bays. This spring is shaping up to be no different and the next few weeks will be the best time to take advantage of this unique fishery that we have. Read More »

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  • March 27, 2014

    by Will Sirotnak


    This winter has certainly felt like an eternity, and based on the temperatures and whipping winds of this week it does not yet feel like spring. Signs of spring are starting to show up however, and it won’t be long before our water’s are flooded with migratory bait and feasting stripers. Read More »

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  • March 20, 2014

    by Connecticut and Rhode Island Fishing Report 3-20-2014


    Spring is right around the corner and open water options are starting to increase everyday. Consider targeting holdover stripers in one of the regions many tidal rivers or stalking trout in one of many Connecticut’s TMA’s. Read More »

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  • March 13, 2014

    by Will Sirotnak


    While I believe that spring is right around the corner, finally, a few more ice-fishing trips may be in order as there is plenty of ice and as the ice starts to melt it almost certainly will start getting the fish to move around under there. Read More »

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  • March 06, 2014

    by Connecticut and Rhode Island Fishing Report 3-6-14


    The winter remains in full force across Connecticut and Rhode Island and the large amounts of ice are keeping just about every ice-fishing option open. With some warmer days finally forecasted, this weekend will likely provide some of the most comfortable and productive days on the ice all season. Read More »

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  • February 27, 2014

    by Will Sirotnak


    While some people may be singing the winter blues, most anglers have been taking to the ice, as this has undoubtedly been one of the best ice years of the past decade. Unfortunately, this upcoming Friday will be one of the last opportunities to go after trout (and northern pike in some cases) but plenty of quality bodies of water will likely be fishing safely well into March. Read More »

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  • February 20, 2014

    by Will Sirotnak


    This winter has certainly been a long one, and most anglers can’t help but to start thinking about the springtime. This winter is still far from being in the rearview and with some milder temperatures forecasted this weekend it will be a great chance to take advantage of one of the better ice years we’ve had in recent memory. Read More »

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  • February 13, 2014

    by Will Sirotnak


    The good news is that the ice is thick and the temperatures are remaining consistently low, so this ice season is far from over. If you don’t have access to a good snow machine or snow shoes, pack light and take your time and you can be rewarded with some excellent ice fishing.  Read More »

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  • February 06, 2014

    by Will Sirotnak


    Pulling a sled may be a bit of a workout with the fresh snow across the region, but don’t let it stop you from cashing in on the great ice-fishing opportunities that we now have in both Rhode Island and Connecticut. Read More »

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  • February 05, 2014

    by Super Bowl Sunday at the Swift River


    Before the Broncos took their thrashing at the hands of the Seahawks on Sunday, I wanted to sneak in some open-water fishing. In order to do so, I had to road trip the two or so hours to Belchertown, MA.

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  • January 30, 2014

    by Will Sirotnak


    The ice has set in and the lakes and ponds across our region will be abuzz with anglers this weekend. If you are having a hard time deciding where to fish this weekend, take a look at one of the local tournaments. Read More »

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  • January 29, 2014

    by Stripers Through the Ice?


    In the Connecticut River, where striped bass will often move far into fresh water coves that freeze solid enough for ice fishing, there’s the potential to connect with a striper through the ice—but it doesn’t happen very often. Read More »

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