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    • Fishing Northeast strives to bring you the most up to date ice reports from New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. This report takes about two days to compile across a number of outlets and we try to bring them to you every week or two. Ice reports have been suspended

    • From the new World record spotted bass to the Utah state record lake trout that was later disqualified because the out-of-state angler’s license had expired a few days prior, 2017 was a year of many records and even more beautiful fish. Fishing Northeast does not put a size limit on your trophy. While many of

    • recommended ice depth safety chart

      Massachusetts Ice Fishing Conditions These conditions have been acquired from multiple sources and are to be used as basic guidance for where “safe” ice can be found. Remember, ice is never 100% safe and these conditions are only to be used as guidance. It is 100% your responsibility to assure a location is safe to

    • The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering changing the way it manages the recreational black sea bass fishery. The commission says the proposed changes could alter the way it allocates harvesting limits for the fish. The hearings began on January 3 in Lewes, Delaware. Hearings are scheduled for Jan. 11 in Berlin, Maryland; Jan. 9 in

    • The Atlantic coastal states of Maine through Florida have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. The details of those hearings follows: Maine Dept. of Marine Resources October 5, 2017; 6 PM Yarmouth Town Hall 200 Main Street Yarmouth, ME Contact: Pat Keliher at 207.624.6553 New

    • Changes in the worldwide fisheries industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 a pound at the dock, but the big demand and big prices have spawned a black market that wildlife officials say is jeopardizing the species. Law enforcement authorities have launched a crackdown on unlicensed

    • TAUNTON – The new bowfin state record holder is an accomplished 16-year-old angler from Taunton named Tauri Adamczyk – and that’s no fish tale. On Sunday July, 23, Tauri and her father were enjoying a day of fishing on the Taunton River in Taunton when she felt a tug on her line and knew she

    • The Massachusetts’ 2017 commercial summer flounder (fluke) quota of 385,988 pounds is projected to be taken on Tuesday, July 18. Accordingly, Massachusetts fluke fishery will close on Wednesday, July 19, according to a Department of Marine Fisheries press release (Closure Notice). Commercial fishermen and dealers are reminded that all fluke must be landed by 8

    • NOAA is increasing the monkfish catch in New England over the next 3 years. PORTLAND – Federal fishing regulators will allow fishermen to catch a little bit more monkfish over the next three years. The monkfish, also known as goosefish is a popular food fish that’s native to the East Coast. They’re a staple of

    • The Connecticut River, from its mouth in Old Lyme and Old Saybrook to the Holyoke Dam in Massachusetts, would be one of several areas designated as a “critical habitat” for the endangered Atlantic sturgeon under a proposal set to be finalized as early as next week. The National Marine Fisheries Service last year published a

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