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Northeast Fishing Report: 10/23/2020

Northeast Fishing Report: 10/23/2020

by Patrick Fowler October 23, 2020

Greetings Compleat Anglers! While most trout rivers in New York are shut down at this point, our local streams have received a fresh shot of stocked fish, including the annual broodstock atlantic salmon stocking. Be mindful of wild spawning fish, but otherwise there should be plenty of good fishing to be had. The Housatonic has been a go-to recently and should be at the top of your list. The Fall Run is also here in full effect and we are now facing some of the best bass fishing of the season. If you've been tempted to pack things in after the False Albacore run, you may be missing the best window all year! Read on for details...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 10/16/2020

Northeast Fishing Report: 10/16/2020

by Patrick Fowler October 16, 2020

Greetings Compleat Anglers! Rain has helped a bit on many of the rivers we know and love. From our local streams up to the Ontario Tribs, the action has been pretty good, with angler reporting the fresh shot of rain making the fish more active. Just keep in mind that some fish are heading into their spawn, so please be respectful of that when you are on the water. In the salt, the False Albacore season is largely winding down and it was pretty hit-or-miss depending on location. However the striper action has been fantastic of late and likely will continue to stay so in the weeks ahead. Read on for details...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 10/9/2020

Northeast Fishing Report: 10/9/2020

by Patrick Fowler October 09, 2020

Greetings Compleat Anglers! The angling was a mixed bag this past week, with tough conditions in some places but still plenty of action out there. Besides a crazy fix to the Cannonsville Reservoir which resulted in virtually no river flow for a full day, most anglers had pretty good conditions on the water. And certain areas, particularly Montauk, have been absolutely lights out for the saltwater crowd. Keep an eye on the forecast but we should have some pretty good fishing over the next two weeks. Read on for details...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 10/2/20

Northeast Fishing Report: 10/2/20

by Patrick Fowler October 02, 2020

The first weekend in October is looking phenomenal for fly anglers across the Northeast. Whether you are fishing fresh or salt, targeting trout or False Albacore, the fly fishing should be spectacular. With a recent band of storms that hit the Northern states, much needed precipitation fell and raised the water in our rivers. The levels are looking great for the weekend and the fishing should be nothing short of awesome.
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Northeast Fishing Report: 9/25/2020

Northeast Fishing Report: 9/25/2020

by Patrick Fowler September 25, 2020

Greetings Compleat Anglers! The weather this week was a major curveball for most anglers who were itching to be out on the water. All but the most intrepid of us were waiting things out. And now, of course, the question is what the fishing will be like thanks to the shake up. Hard to say, but we will know soon enough. While we wait on the Albies, the striper fishing has been very strong, with cooler water temps making fish active and frequently close in to shore. Exciting times! As to what happens next, we have a few guesses, but we will have to wait and see to know for sure. Read on for details...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 9/18/2020

Northeast Fishing Report: 9/18/2020

by Patrick Fowler September 18, 2020

Greetings Compleat Anglers! The fall fishing season is in mid-stride at this point and things have really picked up, almost on all fronts. Cooler water temps have opened up some options for trout anglers, the Ontario tribs are now in play for salmon and steelhead, and the saltwater fishing has picked up in a big way. We've had some excellent striper fishing this past week, along with a healthy mix of Bonito and Albies, depending on where you are. The big bogie this week will be the weather, which has been finicky already. Fingers crossed thatHurricanes Sally and Teddy don't make the conditions too challenging. If you have a nice weather window, take it - it is game on! Read on for details...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 9/11/2020

Northeast Fishing Report: 9/11/2020

by Patrick Fowler September 11, 2020

Greetings Compleat Anglers! The fall fishing really started to pick up this past week with great reports from guides and anglers here in Connecticut all the way out to Cape Cod and the Islands. The Albies have come in strong around Rhode Island and anglers who were out there has exceptional fishing. It's not just Albies either. The overall scene is picking up too, with more striper action and Bonito, along with Blues and (still) the occasional Mack. It's the action we've been waiting for! Read on for details...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 9/4/2020

Northeast Fishing Report: 9/4/2020

by Patrick Fowler September 04, 2020

Greetings Compleat Anglers! Remnants of Laura notwithstanding, the conditions just keep getting better and better out there. Though the fishing epicenter still lies to the east - Cape Cod and the Islands in particular - all signs point to a steady buildup to that great fall bite. The fish are more active, the hardtails are a regular sighting in many places, and even the odd Albie has been reported here and there. While we aren't quite yet in prime time, we certainly aren't that far away either. Read on for details!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 8/28/2020

Northeast Fishing Report: 8/28/2020

by Patrick Fowler August 28, 2020

Greetings Compleat Anglers! A few cooler days this week has signaled what many of us have been waiting for - a respite from the heat and a sign that fall is just around the corner. The trout fishing is still highly concentrated, but we are definitely on the cusp of one of our favorite times of the year - bonito and albie season! We're already getting excellent reports of fish in Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, and it won't be long before these fish push east and south. It's time to get ready, so read on for details!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 8/21/2020

Northeast Fishing Report: 8/21/2020

by Patrick Fowler August 21, 2020

Greetings Compleat Anglers! We are still *mostly* in the summer doldrums though we are starting to see some new signs of life, especially out in the salt. The majority of the action still lies to the east, but there are some nice reports of hardtails, and even the odd Albie, showing up here and there. A good sign that we are edging out of the slowest part of the season and it's a great time to catch our collective breathe and gear up for the early autumn action. Read on for details!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 8/13/20

Northeast Fishing Report: 8/13/20

by Patrick Fowler August 13, 2020

Greetings Compleat Anglers! After a hiatus last week (I was out West chasing wild cuthroat trout) we are back with the latest word on fishing in our area. The hot low conditions have put a damper on the trout fishing for the most part. It's a good time of year to give the trout a rest and let them make it through to the fall so that we all have great fishing when the thermometer finally drops. Fill those fly boxes in the meantime! The storm last week shook up the saltwater action and we will have to see this weekend how things settle in again. The fishing has still been pretty good, given the conditions, and we are keeping a weather eye out for bonito, which should be in the offing. Read on for the details!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 7/30/20

Northeast Fishing Report: 7/30/20

by Patrick Fowler July 30, 2020

This week the fishing has continued more or less along the same lines. With continued high temps the fish - both freshwater and saltwater - are responding accordingly, seeking out cooler refuges where they can. For us anglers, the strategy must shift too. Check out those cooler tailwaters and hit the river early and late. If the salt is your thing, be prepared to head out to deeper water and keep an eye out for places where the the fish are more comfortable and active. As always, there is still plenty of action to be had, it just requires a little more thought and planning. Read on for the details!

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