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2017 Cape Cod Canal Cheat Sheet…

There’s nowhere quite like the Cape Cod Canal. The ripping currents formed by the exchange of water between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay create a fishing experience unlike anywhere else along the East Coast. Fishermen must be prepared to throw large plugs and heavy jigs to tempt the large ...

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Vermont Walleye Fishing Season Opens May 6…

The Vermont walleye fishing season is set to open up on Saturday, May 6, marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England. “We saw some really nice, trophy-size walleye during our recent survey work, which certainly brightens the outlook a bit for the upcoming walleye ...

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Connecticut Striped Bass Poachers Busted…

by Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police | April 25, 2017 | Saltwater, Stripers & Blues. SCEC officers assigned to the Western Marine Sector encountered five fishermen actively fishing and were found to be in possession of 42 undersized striped bass. On April 23, 2017, officers assigned to the Western Marine ...

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Native Fish in Massachusetts Return After 200 Years…

For the first time in at least 183 years, native alewife and blueback herring are swimming upstream beyond the former Tack Factory dam. Removing this dam in Norwell, Massachusetts, restored several miles of their ideal spawning habitat. These forage fish supported the once-abundant commercial and recreational Atlantic fisheries. River herring ...

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Striper Migration Map – April 21, 2017…

Spawning activity is wrapping up in the Chesapeake tributaries, big numbers of schoolies along the Jersey shore, fish to 20 pounds in Raritan Bay, and migrating fish are in Rhode Island and on Martha’s Vineyard. Chesapeake Bay The stripers have been slow to leave the spawning rivers and re-enter the bay ...

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Simms Pledges To Save Our Streams…

It’s natural to only worry about the fishing issues that affect you directly. Recently, I received a press release from Simms about the company’s new Save Our Streams initiative that will raise money for waterways threatened by mining, pollution, and closure through the sale of limited edition T-Shirts. Every month, ...

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Sipping Suds for Atlantic Salmon…

by OTW Staff | April 18, 2017 | Freshwater, Trout & Salmon. Curious about Atlantic Salmon fishing? Do you want to win a trip to the Miramichi River to fish for them? That’s just one of the many auction items, prizes and raffle giveaways that are being offered up from ...

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Catch Your Biggest Bass of The Season…

Largemouth bass will seek out different types of structure at different times of the year. Can you feel it in the air? The bass can. Springtime ushers in changing air temperature, longer days and stronger sun angles, all of which trigger a fish’s instincts to move out of deep winter ...

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Massachusetts Announces Changes to Saltwater Derby…

The Division of Marine Fisheries has made some changes to their longstanding and popular Saltwater Fishing Derby. The Derby will continue to have two major divisions: the weigh-in category and the catch and release category. For the weigh-in portion, the minimum junior qualifying weights have been lowered for many species, ...

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2017 Fishing Tournament Calendar…

Fishermen looking to add some excitement to their fishing this season can participate in one of the many fishing tournaments taking place throughout the Northeast. There are contests for just about every species that swims in our waters, with tournaments lasting a single day, a week or even the entire ...

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