Weekly fishing reports for New England can be found at http://www.thefisherman.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=directory.category&PDIR=24.

The March issue of The Fisherman Magazine hits newsstands this week with a combo of winter how-to’s as well as articles to help you put more fish in your boat or on the beach, this coming season. On the how-to front, we have the next installment of the plug building series which this month tackles the infamous Paiva 2T. Dave Anderson delves into not only the particulars on building this awesome and versatile lure, but how it came to be according to the creator himself, Joe Paiva. We also have how-to’s on making simple teasers and silicone skirted jigs. To get you amped up for the season ahead, we have some great articles including a look at Nova Scotia stripers, using wide and side trackers for tuna and more.

Speaking of those side-trackers, anyone who signs up in person at the New England Saltwater Fishing Show in Providence on March 27 – 29 will be entered in a drawing for an awesome side tracker from our friends at Sterling Tackle, over a $100 value.

One more thing before I get into the reports, we have the long-awaiting official announcement of the all-new Coastal Kayak Clash in the March issue, a brand-new kayak fishing tournament for subscribers to The Fisherman Magazine.

As you recall from last week’s video, I was down in Florida for a few days, be sure to check back in next week’s video for a HUGE announcement relating to that trip. Apparently I wasn’t the only one in Florida recently as subscriber Eloy Nava was fishing with Capt. Patrick Edward of Caloosa Charters near Sanibel Island when he caught and released a solid 36-inch snook. He also landed several smaller snook and some jack Crevalle. Congrats on the catch!

Closer to home, it’s more of the same as we’ve been seeing in recent weeks. I have to pass along a word of warning to ice anglers as several anglers on two different lakes in Connecticut went through the ice over the weekend.

If ice fishing isn’t your game, the cod boats got out a couple times this week but it looks like a tough outlook for the next sailing date. The Frances sailed Sunday and Monday with a light crowd and ok results bouncing from wreck to rockpile. They had to work for it but by day’s end on both trips they had put together a respectable catch.

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