Northeast Fishing Report: 9/20/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 9/20/19

by Patrick Fowler September 20, 2019

Greetings Compleat Anglers! The word this week is all about Albies as saltwater anglers have turned their focus almost exclusively to these guys, and it's likely to stay that way over the next few weeks. Things were teed up nicely last week for Albies, and some anglers definitely had success. Fish were around, and we've been hearing about huge quantities of bait in the water. The challenge was weather, with Dorian providing some challenging conditions. With the forecast settling, it should kick into gear in earnest. Read on for more details!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 9/13/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 9/13/19

by Patrick Fowler September 13, 2019

Greetings Compleat Anglers! The word this week is that Albie fever is right around the corner, with fish popping up in Rhode Island, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and a few other places as well. No, we're not in the heart of the run, but we are in that window where it's possible (challenging, but possible) to pull off a grand slam of Bonito, Striped Bass, Bluefish, and False Albacore. There is a short window where this is a legit possibility, and we are in it. Read on for the details...
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The Compleat Guide to False Albacore Fishing: Fall's Most Fantastic Fish

The Compleat Guide to False Albacore Fishing: Fall's Most Fantastic Fish

by Patrick Fowler September 12, 2019

For many fly anglers Fall means only one thing: False Albacore. With Striper numbers down and Bluefish tough on gear, False Albacore (or Albies as they commonly referred to) have become the marquee fly rod fish during the Fall run. Powerful, explosive, and finicky, these fish have everything you could want in a gamefish. Getting started Albie fishing can be challenging, as there is quite a learning curve. It takes time to figure out the rhythms and idiosyncrasies of these often perplexing fish. Below, we’ve compiled a few things that we’ve learned over the years, some general tips and guidance to get you going.
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Northeast Fishing Report: 9/6/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 9/6/19

by Patrick Fowler September 06, 2019

Greetings Compleat Anglers! The word this week is that we're now in that transition period as we start to see Albies popping up in the region in anticipation of prime time. Nantucket has been the hot spot this past week, with anglers reporting strong action and double digit days. Folks in Rhode Island and parts of the Cape have also seen some decent fishing too, though it has just been a bit on the sporadic side. As we always do this time of year, we're just ready and waiting for those Albies to kick into gear and waiting for the autumn rush!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 8/30/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 8/30/19

by Patrick Fowler August 30, 2019 1 Comment

Greetings Compleat Anglers! The latest word on fishing in the region is that it's all about saltwater, with the Bonito fishing having been some of the best in years and with the first hints of Albacore in the offing as well. While the striped bass fishing has gotten a little more sporadic, anglers have also been doing very well with Blues in certain areas. If you don't have plans to get out there in the next few weeks you may regret it!
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The Compleat Northeast Fishing Report

Northeast Fishing Report: 8/23/19

by Patrick Fowler August 22, 2019

Things are picking up across the Northeast for the saltwater anglers! Bonito have moved in and the fishing has been exceptional if you are at the right place at the right time. Big Bluefish have arrived and fly anglers have been taking full advantage. Striper fishing remains good with freshwater trout fishing really starting to tail off. Low water and warm conditions have made fishing challenging. Now is the time to switch it up to saltwater for some of the best fishing all year!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 8/15/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 8/15/19

by Patrick Fowler August 15, 2019

Greetings Compleat Anglers! The word this week on conditions in the northeast is that, if you can, it's time to get out there and start targeting bonito and blues in the salt. Yes, there are still plenty of schoolie stripers being caught, and yes, trout anglers are finding some (if crowded) success, but the real fun has been with our toothy saltwater friends. For many of you that may mean hopping in the car or working some fishing into that beach vacation, but it will be worth it. Without further ado, here's the word from South to North...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 8/9/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 8/9/19

by Patrick Fowler August 09, 2019

Though we're still a few weeks away from the transition to fall fishing, we've had some solid options this week especially for saltwater anglers. Bigger blues and some Bonito are starting to show in earnest, a sign of things t to come. While most trout rivers remain low and hot, we've had a few recent slugs of rain which should inject a little fresh energy into the equation. If you're thinking of hitting the water this weekend or upcoming week, read on for the latest word, from south to north...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 8/2/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 8/2/19

by Patrick Fowler August 01, 2019 1 Comment

Well considering that it's now august, the fishing has been fairly decent. Not great, of course, because it is pretty darned hot out there after all, but given the conditions we’ve been surprised at how well some folks are doing. Yes you’ll need to be more selective in where you fish and when - early mornings, later in the evenings - all part of the drill for this time of year. But for folks who are targeting wisely, there is definitely some action around. Okay, without further ado, here’s the roundup, from south to north...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 7/26/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 7/26/19

by Patrick Fowler July 26, 2019

Well there are still some good fishing opportunities despite being in the dog days of summer. Recent rain has freshened up trout rivers in a few areas and saltwater fishing is still strong in Montauk, and has been surprisingly good in a few other areas as well. Read on to get the latest details from south to north...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 7/19/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 7/19/19

by Patrick Fowler July 19, 2019

Well if you have been paying any attention to the news or weather this upcoming weekend you know that we are in for a heat wave, with temps around 100 or more in many areas. Yikes! As such, it's worth factoring that into your fishing plans, and making sure that you and the fish are both able to beat the heat. Make sure to take a break from the sun and if you can get out early or late, you'll have your best shots at fish, in fresh and saltwater both. Without further ado, here's the roundup from South to North...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 7/11/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 7/11/19

by Patrick Fowler July 10, 2019 2 Comments

As summer settles in; conditions are changing. Making adjustments to where and how you fish makes all of the difference. The fishing is still great if you know where to go. We are seeing fishing improve dramatically in places and begin to tail off in others. Typical summer trends are beginning to take hold and the anglers who are catching fish have responded accordingly. Out East the Saltwater fishing has been lights out. Montauk especially, has become the hot spot. Trout fishing is all about tailwaters. No matter which state you are in, finding cold water is key...
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