Fishing has been good for tog along the south shore so try to get out before the season is over!
Skim ice on the smaller ponds is cramping the fishing around Cape Cod right now, but don’t break out the tip ups just yet.
Big water coves are beginning to lock up and with that the promise of trophy trout and roaming schools of white perch.
Cod action started to trend back in the right direction this week and the haddock have once again made an appearance.
Schoolie striped bass action is heating up and herring can be found in the shallows.
Safe ice is beginning to settle in but open water opportunities still exist and run the gamut from Swift River salmon to close-to-the-coast trout ponds holding stockies and the possibility of a holdover!
The best bet for the weekend would be to attempt Togging from Point Pleasant to Cape May, but unfortunately Mother Nature may have different plans as the weather is not supposed to be “angler friendly”.
The most consistent action lately has been on the blackfish boats, with some big fish coming over the rails.
Brown trout and steelhead are dominating the fishing report this week, with walleye not far behind.
Anglers are reporting hungry channel catfish and muskellunge ahead of first ice and trout taking small streamers and nymphs along the bottoms of local streams.