Northeast Fishing Report: 7/5/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 7/5/19

by Patrick Fowler July 05, 2019

Well Compleat Anglers, here's our first report for July, fresh off some Independence Day festivities! This 4th of July weekend is shaping up to be beautiful one which should see lots of folks out there on the water, soaking up the sun. With temps on the climb the fishing has changed a bit over the last week and will likely continue that way unless we get some rain and cooler days. Trout anglers will soon have to adjust to mornings and evenings while targeting cooler tailwaters, while saltwater anglers hoping for big fish will have to explore deeper, cooler waters. That said, there is still plenty of action out there and there is no better way to celebrate the weekend than getting out there and doing what we love most - fishing! Without further ado, here's the roundup from south to north...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 6/28/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 6/28/19

by Patrick Fowler June 28, 2019

Well Compleat Anglers, here's our last report for the month of June. The fishing has remained excellent across much of the Northeast, more so than usual thanks to the cooler spring and plenty of bait found out in the sound. We don't know how long it will last, so it's a good time to get out there and make the most of it. You never know when things will start to get challenging. For saltwater folks, we're coming up on the new moon which is the best time to take a shot at a big fish. Don't miss it! Here's the roundup from south to north...
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Dispatch: Tarpon Fly Fishing Boca Grande, Florida

Dispatch: Tarpon Fly Fishing Boca Grande, Florida

by Ben Carmichael June 27, 2019

We've been going to Boca Grande, Florida ever since our uncle bought a house down there. As the so-called "Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World," this was both excellent and vexing news: I was long on places to crash, and short on excuses.
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Northeast Fishing Report: 6/21/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 6/21/19

by Patrick Fowler June 21, 2019

Greetings Compleat Anglers! Well the beat goes on here in the Northeast, in terms of quality fishing and a little rain both. No, we haven't had crazy rain like we did this spring, but we've had enough to make trout anglers keep an eye on the flow conditions. That said, the fishing conditions, with the exception of some of the smaller stockie streams, continues to be really strong, and saltwater anglers also had very strong action this week. Here's the roundup from south to north...
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Dispatch: Big Stripers on Cape Cod

Dispatch: Big Stripers on Cape Cod

by Ben Carmichael June 18, 2019

We may have been fools, but, dammit, we had reason to be.
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Northeast Fishing Report: 6/14/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 6/14/19

by Patrick Fowler June 14, 2019

Greetings Compleat Anglers, welcome to this week's report! The good news is that not much has changed since last week and conditions are still very good for fresh and saltwater anglers alike. Schoolies have been plentiful from New York all the way up through southern Maine, and rivers are in that great sweet spot with reasonable flows, attractive water temps, and pleasant weather. We know we sound like a broken record, but it's true - now is the time to get out there and make the most of it. Here's the roundup from South to North...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 6/7/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 6/7/19

by Patrick Fowler June 06, 2019

Well the fishing has stayed strong in the northeast over the last week. A few rivers, especially some of those prone to higher pressure, have seen a lot of anglers over the last stretch but that's to be expected when the fishing is good. Best of all the saltwater fishing has only gotten stronger with good numbers of stripers up and down the coast and anglers seeing plenty of action. As with last week, it's a good time to be out there. Here's the roundup, from south to north...
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Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide

by Patrick Fowler June 05, 2019

Father's day is just around the corner, and if you've got a dad who loves a day on the water then we've got some perfect gifts lined up. Whether it's gearing up with one of our fly kits, kicking back in a great new shirt, or sipping a morning brew in a new Yeti rambler, dad is sure to appreciate one of these options. 
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Northeast Fishing Report: 5/29/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 5/29/19

by Patrick Fowler May 31, 2019

Greetings Compleat Anglers, and welcome to this week's fishing report. We know many of you were able to get out on the water over Memorial Day weekend and make the most of the amazing weather. Crowds notwithstanding, many folks had tremendous fishing on rivers and in the salt. There has been a bit of rain in the region over the last two days, but as we turn the unofficial corner from spring to summer, conditions are looking great. Here's the roundup from south to north...
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Northeast Fishing Report: 5/23/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 5/23/19

by Patrick Fowler May 23, 2019

Well Memorial Day Weekend is looking like it should give us some fantastic fishing weather across the Northeast, with a little cloud cover and temps in the mid-to-upper 70’s through Monday. You can’t ask for much more than that, especially after the cool, wet spring we’ve had thus far. It should make for some excellent fishing - if you don’t already have plans to get out there you should!
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Northeast Fishing Report: 5/17/19

Northeast Fishing Report: 5/17/19

by Patrick Fowler May 17, 2019

Well folks, the roundup this week is fairly similar to last weeks. All of the pieces are in place to usher in what is the best part of the fly fishing year. The migration is on, the saltwater action is in full swing, and in most places the rivers are in that “just right” zone with decent flows and fish-friendly temperatures. All we need now is for the weather to warm up and actually, you know, feel like spring! If it does - when it does - we expect the angling to be fantastic throughout the region. Already here in Connecticut and in the Catskills the fishing has been really really good on rivers where the flows have settled, and that trend should roll northward as the weather improves.

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Beginners Guide to Striped Bass Gear

Beginners Guide to Striped Bass Gear

by Patrick Fowler May 16, 2019

We’re in the heart of Striper season here in the Northeast with plenty of action from Long Island Sound up to Maine. Striped Bass is what we’re known for in these parts, at least to anglers, but for the uninitiated getting out there can be a little daunting. Not only are you looking for fish in lots of water, but the wind, weather, and salt can take its toll. Not surprisingly, the right gear makes a big difference. Here’s our guide to getting geared up for Striper season.
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