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New Bedford Fishing



Top New Bedford Fishing Spots

  1. CAPE COD CANAL
    4/22/2011 11:49:20 PM - CAPE COD CANAL Recreation Project


  2. Hilton Head Reef Barge
    9/30/2018 12:20:02 AM -


  3. RUTH E. MERRILL
    4/17/2012 10:16:36 AM -


  4. wreck-6357
    2/20/2020 2:26:13 PM -


  5. wreck-3098
    2/20/2020 2:25:08 PM -


  6. wreck-6322
    2/20/2020 2:26:13 PM -


  7. wreck-3097
    2/20/2020 2:25:08 PM -


  8. wreck-3094
    2/20/2020 2:25:08 PM -


  9. Boat Ramp
    5/3/2013 10:50:21 PM -


  10. Collier Ledge G
    6/10/2018 8:37:19 PM -



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New Bedford Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing New Bedford, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Atlantic Mackerel

  2. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 29.89% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 1118 Atlantic Mackerel counted.

    New Bedford Atlantic Mackerel Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD ATLANTIC MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


  3. Spotted Seatrout

  4. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 25.7% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 961 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    New Bedford Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART


  5. Tautog

  6. Tautog

    There is a 11.26% catch rate for Tautog, based on 421 Tautog counted.

    New Bedford Tautog Counts Chart
    Tautog

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD TAUTOG COUNTS CHART


  7. Striped Bass

  8. Striped Bass

    There is a 6.76% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 253 Striped Bass counted.

    New Bedford Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART


  9. Pollock

  10. Pollock

    There is a 3.24% catch rate for Pollock, based on 121 Pollock counted.

    New Bedford Pollock Counts Chart
    Pollock

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD POLLOCK COUNTS CHART


  11. White Mullet

  12. White Mullet

    There is a 2.89% catch rate for White Mullet, based on 108 White Mullet counted.

    New Bedford White Mullet Counts Chart
    White

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD WHITE MULLET COUNTS CHART


  13. Cunner

  14. Cunner

    There is a 2.49% catch rate for Cunner, based on 93 Cunner counted.

    New Bedford Cunner Counts Chart
    Cunner

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  15. Largemouth Bass

  16. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 1.9% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 71 Largemouth Bass counted.

    New Bedford Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD LARGEMOUTH BASS COUNTS CHART


  17. Striped Mullet

  18. Striped Mullet

    There is a 1.6% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 60 Striped Mullet counted.

    New Bedford Striped Mullet Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD STRIPED MULLET COUNTS CHART


  19. Bluefish

  20. Bluefish

    There is a 1.55% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 58 Bluefish counted.

    New Bedford Bluefish Counts Chart
    Bluefish

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 62 species of fish and 3740 fish counted for December around New Bedford.

To date, there are 143 species of fish and a total of 695845 fish counted for New Bedford and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/14/1857 (165 years).

Last Update: 12/8/2022 7:10:30 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

View full New Bedford Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest New Bedford Fishing Reports

  • All Done?
    12/1/2022 7:54:00 PM -  It's come to an end for me along the oceanfront.  I fished several times in the last week and found a fish here and there.  I also found good amounts of bait in places but n


  • Photo of the Day.....A Near Slot
    11/27/2022 7:58:00 PM -   I landed this near slot this evening just after dark. Fishing was slow for the most part today with only 2 stripers and a few hickory shad while doing a lot of looking and


  • Thankful
    11/24/2022 9:51:00 AM -   As I write this blog post my son Ben is down the oceanfront and into a big blitz of stripers on this Thanksgiving morning. Man this has been a great striper year in RI.   R


  • Good Times Keep Rolling
    11/23/2022 6:00:00 PM - My son Jon landed this near 40 inch striper from the kayak today. Good size fish are still in the mix.   My son Ben holds a hefty schoolie that he cought  recently at dark. I


  • As Wild as it Gets
    11/18/2022 8:11:00 PM - Gulls are hitting the water right in front of me. They were after large peanut bunker.  I walked out onto a deserted beach today.  Not a fisherman in sight and not a walker i


  • Divebombing Gannets Along the South Shore
    11/18/2022 7:53:00 PM -  


  • No Live Bait Needed (NLBN) Lures Hot this Week
    11/16/2022 8:09:00 PM - I was fishing this lure off an  egg float. This is one of many  schoolies that fell for an NLBN lure.  I was into a ton of fish last evening and I was fishing with my friend


  • Eureka! Finally Found Big Numbers!
    11/14/2022 8:36:00 PM -  My two week drought is over.  I found bait along with fish in multiple spots today along the oceanfront. In three spots I found fish breaking after small pods of bait (looke


  • Why so Poor?
    11/12/2022 3:39:00 PM -  In years past that first half of November was peak time along the RI oceanfront for stripers.  This year it has been about as poor as it can be.  I was out yesterday prior t


  • So Poor for This Time of Year
    11/7/2022 8:03:00 PM -  We are mired in some of the poorest shore fishing for stripers I have ever seen in November.  This lull along the oceanfront has been going on for close to two weeks now.  T


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Top New Bedford Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. The Saltwater Edge
    Located on Aquidneck Island near Newport, Rhode Island - we are your very best source for saltwater fishing gear and advice in the Northeast. We fish the gear we sell.

  2. 9ER's Lures
    Don't be mistaken - We are the "original" manufacturer of New England Umbrella Rigs.

  3. Lucky Bait and Tackle


  4. Bear's Den Fly Fishing Co


  5. Cape Cod Tackle


  6. Roberts Lures Inc


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Top New Bedford Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Plug N' Play
    We're off and running this season with some new tactics for all styles of fishing.Whether you like tossing huge plugs into the rocks for monster Striped Bass or drifting some sea-worms along the bottom for Fluke and Sea Bass we can make it happen. W

  2. Bayside Charters
    I am Capt. Peter Oleson, a US Coast Guard certified captain. I have been fishing for Stripers and Blues my whole life in the waters of Chatham, Provincetown, Martha’s Vinyard, Cuttyhunk and all around Buzzards Bay. When not fishing I am running Baysi

  3. Capt Leroy Inc


  4. Lady J Sport Fishing


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