Connecticut & Rhode Island Fishing Report – 2/27/2020 Update:
Freshwater options are growing as the “winter that wasn’t” winds down. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are biting well in open water. Carp are perking up, and beginning to feed, and pike and pickerel are biting well as they fatten up for the spawn.
Last week, Josh at Three Belles Outfitters in Niantic reported that there are some open water options for anglers who are willing to seek them out. He kayak-fished the Connecticut River this week and was able to locate some good smallmouth bass by seeking out warmer water. He also mentioned that CT River tributaries that are relatively warm compared to the 34-degree water in the main river are attracting pre-spawn pike. Fishing for holdover stripers in the tidal rivers has been pretty slow in the cold water, but the trout TMAs are fishing well.
Some improvement on the cod grounds this week.. Captain Greg of the Frances Fleet in Narragansett reported beautiful weather and a decent bite on Monday the 24th. The weather took a turn later in the week and the boats haven’t left the dock since.
The weather is looking on the warm side this weekend, so get out make your own reports!
Have you been fishing? Share your report in the comments below.