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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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Northeast Fishing Report: 7/23/20

Northeast Fishing Report: 7/23/20

by Patrick Fowler July 22, 2020

Greetings Compleat Anglers! Our report this week may sound a little familiar. Now that we've entered the summer doldrums, and without any major weather changes, the fishing conditions just haven't changed all that much. Tailwater fishing is still the best bet for trout anglers, and the Farmington and parts of the Delaware system are still providing quality fishing. In the saltwater the action remains east, with anglers on Montauk, Rhode Island, and the Cape and Islands having the best shots at large fish. Read on for the details!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 7/16/20

Northeast Fishing Report: 7/16/20

by Patrick Fowler July 16, 2020

The fishing this week is largely a continuation of last week. We're heading into the summer doldrums, sure, so many anglers will need to be a bit more selective to have successful fishing. That said, the region certainly has it's bright spots, and the saltwater action has been fast and furious off Montauk and in Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands. Our recommendation this week is to keep an eye on the tide charts, head further east if you can, and shoot for those early morning and late afternoon windows. Read on for the details!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 7/10/20

Northeast Fishing Report: 7/10/20

by Patrick Fowler July 10, 2020

In general the trout fishing could use a little rain to freshen things up, but the bass and pike fishing has been good on our non-tailwater rivers. The Farmington, as usual this time of year, continues to fish well. In the salt, the action has shifted to Montauk, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but anglers are still finding action along the Connecticut Coast and throughout Long Island Sound. In short, anglers may need to be a little more strategic in selecting where to fish, but plenty of good options abound. Read on for all the details!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 7/2/2020

Northeast Fishing Report: 7/2/2020

by Patrick Fowler July 02, 2020

Trout fishing has officially entered the summer doldrums, so your best bet these days is to target tailwaters and places that have cooler water temps. Sure other rivers are still tempting but it's very hard to fish these ethically, and if we want good fishing this fall, it's on all of us to do our part. In the salt, there are definitely big fish around though they can be tricky to target on the fly. The action has definitely shifted north and east with Rhode Island, Cape Code, and Montauk all fishing extremely well.  Read on for all the details!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 6/25/2020

Northeast Fishing Report: 6/25/2020

by Patrick Fowler June 25, 2020

The fishing has been pretty good overall this past week. Our rivers could definitely use a shot of rain as we head into warmer weather but if you choose wisely (and responsibly) some good fishing is still out there. In the salt, the Connecticut coast is heading into mid-summer conditions, while other areas further east and north have been lights out. As always, spending some time searching for fish will pay big dividends. Read on for all the details!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 6/18/20

Northeast Fishing Report: 6/18/20

by Patrick Fowler June 18, 2020

The fishing has been very good overall this past week. Some rivers, such as the Housey, could use a shot of rain to freshen them up a bit, but trout anglers are still finding plenty of action and with strong hatches for the most part. Saltwater fishing has also been good with customers and friends reporting plenty of schoolies, shots at trophy fish, and cruising blues. As always, you may have to search a bit to find fish but if you do - game on. Read on for all the details!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 6/12/20

Northeast Fishing Report: 6/12/20

by Patrick Fowler June 12, 2020

The trout fishing is starting to consolidate a bit, and flows have been uneven across the Northeast. So keep an eye on the forecast and, if you haven't already, a closer eye on the water temps. The big striped bass have definitely moved into the sound and we've been hearing reports of big fish and blues in many locations. It's not just a schoolie game anymore, so get out there!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 6/4/20

Northeast Fishing Report: 6/4/20

by Patrick Fowler June 04, 2020

Our local stockie streams are winding down, but the trout fishing on our bigger rivers has been exceptional. Great temps, lots of bugs, and perfect flows have produced great fishing with anglershere at the shop reporting some fantastic days. And the big post-spawn stripers are starting to show up too, making their way north and just starting to edge into the sound. Read on for details!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 5/28/20

Northeast Fishing Report: 5/28/20

by Patrick Fowler May 28, 2020 1 Comment

The trout season is in full swing and anglers are reporting excellent fishing on many rivers. Temps are in the sweet spot, the hatches have been reliable, and there are options aplenty. Just make sure to get to the good spots early if you don't want a crowd! In other good news, some of the big post-spawn stripers have finally moved in and are on their way North, hungry and ready for action. It won't be long before that shot at a monster fish is a realistic prospect. Read on for the details!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 5/21/20

Northeast Fishing Report: 5/21/20

by Patrick Fowler May 22, 2020 1 Comment

The trout season is in full swing and the hatches on some rivers are just coming into their own, while on others we're already transitioning from Hendricksons on to the next flurry of bugs. But the temps are right about where the fish like them, so keep an eye on the flows and the crowds, and get out there!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 5/14/20

Northeast Fishing Report: 5/14/20

by Patrick Fowler May 14, 2020 2 Comments

The trout fishing is picking up, with dry fly fishing finally kicking into gear especially during those windows of warmer temperatures. Many anglers in the region have been switching out their nymphs and streamer boxes for dry flies and it still looks as though the best conditions are yet to come. The forecast looks good for this weekend into next week, so it's a great time to get out there. Read on for the details!
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