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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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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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