Unseasonably warm weather and wind to start the week gave way to cold and snow with more mild, windy weather forecast this weekend.
There are plenty of cod opportunities for Rhode Island saltwater anglers and the freshwater action is continuing to pick up.
Holdover bass are moving towards their winter haunts and blackfish action will remain strong for those trying to sneak one more trip in before the Connecticut season closes.
Although skim ice along the coast combined with smothering snow out west has left the majority of us in fishing limbo, dedicated freshwater anglers have found pike and walleye while boats in the salt are finding hungry bluefin tuna.
Schoolie striped bass are still being caught in the surf all across the island.
Even though it’s December, beach and boat anglers both have a good shot at striped bass.
Despite some slush on rivers in the early morning hours and some unexpected cloudy water, anglers are finding trout and steelhead action.
Anglers are catching steelhead throughout all the area steelhead streams and trout stocking continues across the state.
Striped bass fishing has been good in the mornings and although tog fisherman have had a tough week with the sea conditions, the weekend looks to provide some windows to get out and hit the wrecks.
December blew in with the first real snowstorm of the season.