The trout and saltwater fishing should remain good no matter the temperature while winds will determine when the headboats can reach the wrecks and cod ground.
When headboats can get out, ling catches have been decent, and there are still some good blackfish hanging at the wrecks.
There’s word of crappie and rainbows through the ice on Winnipesaukee and Sebago, and good news coming from the Maine smelt camps as many of the shacks are now in business.
Above: The cod bite has been mixed, but with bait present and fish piling up, it could turn on any time.
The Connecticut River Valley Region has been giving up steady catches of walleye and safe ice has officially been declared in Lake Winnipesaukee.
The bays and lakes of the St Lawrence River Valley and the Adirondacks have locked up and anglers are out fishing in most locations with six to ten inches of ice.
Despite cooler temperatures, anglers have been catching stocked trout off of docks and in slow-moving pocket water.
The warm weather over the weekend woke up many of Long Island’s freshwater species.
Although the weather is not looking very favorable for fishing this weekend, temperatures look plenty cold through next week to make some good ice.
Above: White perch are biting well in the brackish waters throughout New Jersey.